Call of Duty fans, get ready. Activision is preparing to release a new DLC called, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance. This will be the second DLC pack for the game and will feature an all-star cast, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal Star in the Next Chapter of New Exo Zombies Saga. Fans who can’t wait to see what the gameplay for the new DLC will able to get a sneak peek during the Call of Duty Championships, that will be broadcast on Xbox Live and other broadcast partners on Sunday, March 29.
Ascendance will feature four all-new maps, these new maps were redesigned for the Exo abilities and for the Exo zombie experience. The saga continues in the all-new episodes, Zombies, Infected, four Atlas employees who are portrayed by John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), and Jon Bernthal (Fury) have to fight for their lives through undead zombie hordes.
New weapons are also featured, the formidable OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the all-new Exo Grapple ability playlist that introduces the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer. The Exo Grapple gives players a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or can be uses as a brutal secondary weapon to take down your enemies.
Here are the features for the four new maps:
–Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.
–Site 244: An alien spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, USA. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship’s fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based scorestreak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exo abilities.
–Climate: Fight your way through a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled enclosure. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset into a deadly bubbling obstacle.
–Chop Shop: Think fast as you make your way through the black market exoskeleton industrial complex and engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based score streak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance will be available first on Xbox Live for a $15 on March 31. The Ascendance DLC Pack is also included in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Season Pass, where players can purchase all four DLC Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle offered for $49.99 – a discount of $10 off the individual purchase of all four DLC Map Packs. If you are a Microsoft Season Pass holders you will now have instant access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons.
If you’re interested in watching the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournament, where you can watch 32 teams from around the world face-off in order to qualify in the $1 million prize purse check out Call of Duty eSports for more information.