Call of Duty Ghosts Onslaught Release Date for PS3, PS4 and PC Announced for Later this Month

Feb 05, 2014 10:59 PM EST | By Alex Riviello (a.riviello@gamenguide.com)

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Activision has announced today Call of Duty: Ghosts players on PS4, PS3 and PC will finally have access to the first DLC pack on February 27th. Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught comes with four new maps, a dual-purpose weapon and Nightfall, the first installment in Extintion, a new four-part sci-fi narrative.  

They've already released fancy live-action trailers and all kinds of info about the pack before it hit Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but soon the Microsoft limited-time exclusivity is up and the rest of the players can get in on the fun. Perhaps the coolest feature of all? The ability to play as Halloween's Michael Myers, complete with soundtrack. Who hasn't dreamt of doing that that while crouching in bushes, walking around at night in the suburbs, murder on their min- (ahem) yes, anyway...

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Here's their list of the four maps and their features-

-Fog: A chilling homage to classic horror films, set alongside the banks of a murky lake, players skilled enough to pick up the map's unique Field Order can become the embodiment of evil and don the mask of Michael Myers, one of cinema's most iconic horror characters, as the entire soundscape changes to the eerily familiar Halloween Theme music.

-BayView: A coastal Californian boardwalk that offers players fast-paced run-and-gun gameplay amid a seaside town. Clever players will be able to climb onto the map's moving trolley to engage enemies, as well as call in devastating artillery strikes from the Naval Destroyer anchored offshore.

-Containment: This map drops players into a raging battle amidst a war-torn Mexican village, where the action centers on the crippled remains of a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck leaking radioactive material.

-Ignition: Onslaught's fourth map is a completely reimagined version of "Scrapyard" - the fan-favorite multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, placing players into a deserted space launch facility with frenetic action amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, a massive transport crawler, and dynamic map elements that can take players out if they're not paying close attention. 

And don't forget about Episode 1: Nightfall. That's the aliens-infested story campaign that will be told across all four DLC packs over the course of the year. In this one you'll explore a remote research facility in the Alaskan wilderness where things went wrong. You'll get introduced to new characters, alien species, and even some alien weaponry.

Onslaught can be picked up by itself for $14.99 or in a pack with the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass, which retails for $49.99 and comes with a few other goodies (another map, unique player customizations, etc.). Of course, that's nearly the price of another game so it all depends on how much you play Call of Duty.

In any case, it isn't long before PC and Playstation gamers can join in on the fun but don't forget that thanks to Microsoft's deal with Activision back in 2010 they're always going to be getting these DLC packs first. No one knows just how much money it was but it certainly didn't come cheap. 

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