Call of Duty: Ghosts first DLC pack is on its way with Multiplayer maps and more. Onslaught features four new Multiplayer Maps, an all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle, and the first installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative. Take a look:

Here’s a bit more info we’ve received on these maps:

    • Fog: This small to medium-sized map drops you into a dark and eerie campsite set alongside a fog-shrouded lake. You’ll fight through twisting caves, tall grass, and seemingly abandoned structures each providing different gameplay engagements for all types of players. Inspired by classic horror films and terrifying encounters, Fog also harbors a dark secret…
    • BayView: Set on a coastal Californian boardwalk with seaside gift stores and an aquarium, BayView is a small, tight, fast-paced run-and-gun map. Moving through the boardwalk is a quaint trolley bus, providing cover, transport and even a handy moving platform for cleverly placed sentry guns and other Killstreaks. Although BayView has a lot of tight corners, it also features some elevated positions offering longer sightlines perfect for Marksman Rifles. Plus, players will want to be on the lookout for Field Orders that, when completed, will trigger a massive and deadly artillery strike from a Naval Destroyer anchored just offshore.
    • Containment: This smaller-sized map is set along a dry riverbed in a war-torn South American village. Battles will rage on both banks as well as along the riverbed itself, and at the heart of the map is a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck containing leaking radioactive material. The bridge provides a quick route across the map but players will have to contend with the effects of the radiation. A myriad of abandoned bars, cafes, a church and pool hall provide strong close-quarters combat opportunities, while the elevated rooftop and open riverbed offer vantage points to players who prefer longer range engagements.
    • Ignition: Inspired by Scrapyard – the classic, fan-favorite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map – Ignition drops players into an aging space launch facility in Florida. This map packs plenty of action both above and below ground thanks to a layout of abandoned buildings, flame trenches, and a massive transport crawler that provides elevated sightlines. With rockets crash-landing into the area of operations, players must be ready for fast run-and-gun combat, leveraging the environment’s debris fields and exposed fuselages for cover. Complicating the close-quarters combat, players can trigger two different rocket engine tests that send massive jets of fire to incinerate enemy players caught inside their blast radius.

About that new rifle: It’s called the Maverick. Players can choose to use the Maverick as either an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle, depending on their tactical needs.

Also part of this first content pack is Episode 1: Nightfall, a continuation of the Extinction experience. At a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the “Alien” threat. When the scientists lose control, a small team of elite soldiers must retrieve the intel and exterminate hordes of savage creatures while surviving a three-story tall terror unlike anything they’ve faced before.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught is available January 28th, first on Xbox Live.

Back for 2014, Xbox is once again presenting the Call of Duty Championship.

Thirty-two teams from around the world will vie for their share of a million bucks at the Los Angeles Championship event this Spring, which will be broadcast live via Xbox Live and MLG.tv                                   .

But we’re a long way from the finals. Your first step to glory and rewards are the online qualifiers. Head on over to CallofDuty.com/esports for details on how you can get involved and join me in LA.

Good luck

 

 

It’s the final day of 2013, and the final Daily Deal in the Countdown to 2014 is a big one: Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Content Title Content Type Discount % Region
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 30% UK Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 29% EU Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 40% Australia Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 25% Rest of World

Don’t forget: Call of Duty: Ghosts is on sale today only. Come Wednesday, the Daily Deal and these special weeklong offers will be gone, so don’t miss out.

Have a fun, safe, happy new year, and we’ll see you in 2014!

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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Content: Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Uprising
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
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Dash Text: Season Pass owners should NOT purchase here and instead download in-game. Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Uprising includes four incredibly diverse Multiplayer Maps: Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio: a reimagined adaptation of the fan-favorite Black Ops multiplayer map Firing Range. Uprising also introduces Mob of the Dead, Treyarch’s most terrifying Zombies experience to date. Top Hollywood talent rounds out a cast of four Prohibition-era gangsters that are forced to fend off hordes of the undead while imprisoned on San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island. While guard towers and new weapons offer tactical advantages, survival offers an unprecedented new challenge for these four lost souls.

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Note: If you purchased the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass, download this content from within the game at no additional cost.

You’ll need a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II to use this game add-on

Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Mob of the Dead, originally aired during the live Call of Duty championship finals broadcast on Xbox LIVE and is part of the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 ‘”Uprising” Map Pack.

"Uprising" features four diverse multiplayer maps, and Mob of the Dead, Treyarch’s most terrifying Zombies experience to date. Hollywood talent rounds out a cast of Prohibition-era gangsters — forced to fend off hordes of zombies while imprisoned on San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island.

Uprising will be available April 16 first on Xbox LIVE.

Here is the full Championship finals live stream from Sunday, April 7th