Sledgehammer Games went ahead and provided a teaser image earlier this week for the Havoc DLC, the first for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, plus the PC. Now we have an official description of the new multiplayer maps and the Exo Zombies mode thanks to a GameStop listing that hit Friday.
The four multiplayer maps in the Havoc DLC come with the usual variety of locations mixed in with different themes and map altering events. For example, players can ride a carousel on the “Drift” map where they can perfectly watch an avalanche engulf the Rocky Mountain ski resort. Meanwhile, players on the “Core” can activate decontamination drones to take out the enemy team.
Here are the official descriptions of each of the four Havoc DLC multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Core: Deploy to the Gobi desert where the ravaged ruins of a nuclear fusion plant set the stage for a high-octane warzone. Take down enemies through the wreckage in long-range combat or get up-close and personal in the tunnels surrounding the central turbine. Activate decontamination drones using the map-based scorestreak to help clean out the competition.
Urban: Prepare yourself for brutal, high-speed combat in Dallas Ward 3, a future mega structure, funneling players into a close-quarters free-for-all. This modular compound’s verticality unleashes the exoskeleton’s capabilities. Stay focused during the timed event as blast doors alter the map’s flow and sightlines.
Sideshow: In the shadow of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, this abandoned motel’s open layout amplifies its creep factor. Blast your way through the clown inn with close-quarters battles or use long-range site-lines from the mining facilities and natural terrain. Use the map-based scorestreak to activate the lights, music, and magic of the clown marquee and rain down a barrage of rainbow smoke-trailed cannonballs.
Drift: An idyllic ski resort high in the Rocky Mountains is transformed into a festive high-altitude playground, perfect for an all-out firefight. Make your way to the highly contested overwatch position in the glass observation deck or take a ride on the carousel to deliver 360 degrees of carnage. Players can use the map-altering timed event to their advantage as an avalanche of snow and debris disorients players, intensifying the battle.
The Exo Zombies mode appears to be going with a story, versus just a series of co-op encounters, for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Zombies equipped with exosuits are confirmed for the Havoc DLC along with bit of backstory in this description.
Get ready for a new breed of Zombies. A DNA bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty, ravenous mutant horde infecting an entire secret Atlas research facility and sending personnel running for their lives. Following a failed evacuation, four survivors, un-trained and underprepared, must face the most vicious mutations ever unleashed.
The unique Exo Zombies co-op experience is all-new to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC. This new mode brings the movements, abilities, and weapons of the exoskeleton into battle against the undead.
The AE4 Widowmaker also gets a description, but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass owners on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 should already be familiar with it. It’s been available for them since December 11 as an early access treat.
DLC owners get access to the Havoc DLC Pack bonus weapons. The AE4 directed energy assault rifle and its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker, combine a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling.
The Havoc DLC for Advanced Warfare is due out on January 27 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC owners should expect it approximately a month later. Expect more details to come out from Sledgehammer Games over the next couple of weeks.
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