Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare 'Ascendance' DLC Released Today, Get Your New Maps & Exo Zombies On Xbox Now

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Mar 31, 2015 04:18 PM EDT
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We've seen a lot about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's DLC pack Ascendance leading up to release, and now launch day is finally here for Xbox owners.

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The pack adds four multiplayer maps and continues the Exo Zombies storyline, picking up from where the Havoc DLC left off. Players also gain access to the OHM directed energy hybrid weapon and its OHM-Werewolf custom variant.

PlayStation owners will now have to wait about a month for the content to hit if the Havoc schedule is anything to go by. Ascendance is available on its own for $15, or as part of the Season Pass for $49.99.

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The Exo Zombies mode is more narrative-driven than the zombie modes of past games. There are four main characters voiced by pretty big name actors: maintenance man Oz (John Malkovich), the IT specialist Lillith (Rose McGowan), security guard Decker (John Bernthal), and the executive Mr. Kahn (Bill Paxton). You can see them all in the new trailer below.

For those who want to know what to expect from their maps, here's the low-down on each of the additions:

- 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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