It is DLC time! On Wednesday, Activision and Sledgehammer Games announced the next Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC expansion called “Ascendance.” Since Microsoft has an exclusivity window with Activision to get people to pick up an Xbox One, they have announced the expansion will be release on March 31 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
For those of you being punished by Activision and Microsoft for buying a PlayStation 4 or still have your PS3, you will get the expansion about one month later. I know it will be hard to deal but you will just have to wait.
“Ascendance” will include new maps and weapons, of course, and the next chapter in the celebrity-filled Exo Zombies mode. You will get it instantly if you forked over the $50 Advanced Warfare DLC pass or you can simply pick it up for $15 as a standalone.
GameSpot has a breakdown of what is included in “Ascendance”:
- Four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop.
- Exo Zombies Chapter Two: Via Activision: “Located on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new Exo Zombies episode introduces a slew of never-before-seen undead masses, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments and everyone’s favorite fast food joint, Burgertown.”
- New weapons: The OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid and the OHM Werewolf custom variant. These weapons are available now for DLC pass owners.
- New playlist called Exo Grapple: Via Activision: “Exo Grapple gives players a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps.”
There is no official gameplay footage of the expansion yet but they plan to premiere it during the 2015 Call of Duty Championship on March 29th, which is two days before it drops on the Microsoft consoles.