Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC Release Date And Details: New Maps, Exo Grapple, And More Coming March 31

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Mar 20, 2015 10:58 AM EDT
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The next downloadable content for pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be hitting Xbox on March 31.

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The Ascendance pack follows the Havoc release and, like the DLC before it, will release first on Xbox as part of a limited-time exclusive deal. Havoc only launched recently on PlayStation, a month after Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners got the content.

So, what will Xbox players be getting at the end of this month? The new pack will also bring four new multiplayer maps to the game, the OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid (plus the OHM Werewolf custom variant), and the Exo Grapple ability, coming to multiplayer for the first time. The Exo Grapple allows you to quickly zip across parts of the level, and can be used as a secondary weapon. It will only be available on Ascendance maps.

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The DLC will also continue the Exo Zombies storyline--featuring John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal--that began in Havoc. Ascendance will make its gameplay debut at the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Championship on March 29. The pack is available on its own for $15, or as part of the Season Pass for $49.99.

As for what those new maps will be, here's a run down from the developers:

- 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 scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.

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