The latest DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has launched this week. “Ascendance” has hit Xbox consoles, allowing Microsoft players the first chance to take on the new content before the rest of the gaming public.
This isn’t the first time an Advanced Warfare DLC has hit Xbox first. The previous content pack, “Havoc,” also launched first on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with PC and PS4 launching a month afterwards. The Advanced Warfare DLC didn’t launch without issues, however, with multiple fans reporting that the “Ascendance” DLC wouldn’t update on their system. According to VentureBeat, the bug on Xbox Live caused players who owned the pack to be unable to download it. This same issue also plagued the “Havoc” launch earlier this year.
While the issue has been resolved, it still marks a trend with Advanced Warfare. As stated above, the “Havoc” DLC had this issue on Xbox One, but was also delayed on PC for a week when it launched on other platforms, as reported by the Inquisitr. While Microsoft states that the problem with the current DLC is fixed, players who own the Season Pass are still reporting issues with being able to play the Advanced Warfare content.
#Ascendance wondering when I will be able to play this map pack that I already bought the seasons pass for but somehow I still have to pay— xMacrix4 (@macrix4) April 1, 2015
Players who are having issues, specifically with the Advanced Warfare Season Pass, Activision has posted a work-around to get the DLC to download on Xbox One without being prompted to re-purchase the content. Essentially, the work-around required players to download the content on their Xbox 360 before proceeding to download the Advanced Warfare DLC on the current-gen console. No word yet from Activision whether a fix was coming, though again, Microsoft is showing no issues with the Advanced Warfare DLC on their support page.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received rave reviews since launching last November. Many saw Advanced Warfare as a return to form for the Activision flagship franchise. Even with the issues with downloading, players who have been able to access the DLC have been extremely happy with the DLC. With the continuation of the story from “Havoc,” some new maps, weapons, and the Exo Zombie additions, “Ascendance” has the potential to be one of the better DLC packs to come out for Call of Duty in recent memory. Fans are especially happy with the inclusion of grappling, something experienced in the Advanced Warfare campaign but not used in multiplayer to this point.
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