Xbox One and Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players have been enjoying the Havoc DLC for a couple of weeks. Activision announced Wednesday when PlayStation and PC gamers should expect to get their hands on the new maps and Exo Zombies.
The Havoc DLC will be released on February 26 for COD: Advanced Warfare on the PS4, PS3, and PC. The pack will cost $14.99 by itself, or for free as part of the $50 Season Pass.
The one-month delay of the DLC on PlayStation and PC platforms is nothing new for Call of Duty. Microsoft and Activision struck a deal all the way back with the original Modern Warfare to ensure that Xbox platforms get all add-on content approximately a month before any other platform. While this has been going on for seven years, it seems to catch many by surprise with every release.
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Four multiplayer maps are included in the Havoc DLC, along with a new weapon. Exo Zombies may be the most anticipated, though, due to the fact that the co-op mode that stars John Malkovich, Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, and Bill Paxton was not included in the retail release.
Note that Activision implemented the ability to play across the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 just like it did with Destiny. Be warned, though, that some Xbox players experienced issues with the ability to transfer the Season Pass between Xbox One and Xbox 360.
That said, here’s what the Havoc DLC comes with.
“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.”
“Exo Zombies: 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.”
“AE4: 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.”
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