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Devastation arrives in April for Xbox Call of Duty: Ghosts players

Landing on the Xbox family of consoles first, the newest DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts is almost here.

Devastation, much like the previous DLC pack for Ghosts, is bringing quite a lot of bang for your buck along with it. Not only do you get a four pack of new maps (all of them wildly original), but you also get episode 2 of Extinction and a brand new weapon.

Called the Ripper, the new gun does something that no CoD weapon has ever done before (which, if you watched the trailer, you knew already). What’s extra cool about that to me is that it shows that Infinity Ward is not just cranking out map after map, but actually trying new things with these DLC packs. Hopefully, that might mean that even cooler and more different stuff might be in the cards for a future release.

Right now though, we’re talking the Devastation pack, and there’s a whole lot to like in it if you’re a Call of Duty devotee. You can expect to see Devastation appear on servers for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Ghosts (PlayStation and PC versions are still on the way) and will cost you $14.99 USD if you haven’t already picked up the Season Pass for the game.

If you have, then you’re already the proud owner this latest DLC offering, all you need do is hit that magical download button when this baby goes live on April 3rd. And here’s what you’ll see added to you’re Ghost experience when you do:

Devastation delivers four distinctive new maps with the fast-paced gameplay Call of Duty fans love, each with their own surprises. The first map, “Ruins,” is located on a Mexican peninsula and set amidst the remnants of a mountaintop Mayan temple, with multiple levels providing verticality for longer-range weapons, and underground pathways perfect for close-quarters encounters. Savvy players that find and complete the unique Field Order will be able to trigger the map’s volcano to erupt, and enjoy watching enemy players attempt to take cover as fiery debris fall from the sky.

The map “Collision,” is a mangle of debris scattered atop a container ship pinned underneath a crippled bridge in New York. This small map is ideal for run-and-gun tactics. Players that dominate “Collision” and complete the map’s specific Field Order will be able take control of a heavily armed aircraft and rain down destruction from above.

“Behemoth” takes the battle aboard a massive excavation platform in South America. Long sight lines open this map up to longer-range weapons, while the compact interiors of the control rooms are ideal for SMG’s and Shotguns. Completing “Behemoth’s” Field Order will allow players to control an attack helicopter armed with a deadly, armor-piercing Rail Gun as it circles the excavator searching for enemy combatants.

Devastation’s fourth map, “Unearthed,” drops players into a reimagined version of “Dome,” the fan-favorite multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. With a new look and all-new secrets, “Unearthed” is a compact map for all player types, who must navigate an alien artifact dig site in order to unlock the map’s Field Order and unleash the power of the Cryptids, as well as locate the map’s secret alien weapon.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation also arms players with the “Ripper” – a new, tactical 2-in-1 SMG/Assault Rifle that can be used in all of Ghosts‘ multiplayer maps. The “Ripper” is a highly unique weapon because of its ability to quickly switch back and forth from SMG to Assault Rifle on the fly. A deadly addition toGhosts‘ arsenal, the “Ripper” is the ideal companion across a variety of map types and tactics, providing players unprecedented flexibility with medium to short-range capability as an SMG, and medium to long-range as an Assault Rifle.

For Extinction fans, “Episode 2: Mayday,” highlights the Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation DLC Pack. Following the dramatic events that took place deep within the Alaskan wilderness at the Nightfall Program research facility, the Quick Reaction Force team now heads onboard a mysterious Chinese research vessel drifting abandoned in the Tasman Sea in the South Pacific Ocean. Players will uncover a much deeper conspiracy as they pursue Captain Archer and discover what has become of Doctor Cross. Armed with multiple mod-able versions of the Venom-X weapon powered with Cryptid technology, players will come up against yet another new alien species referred to as the “Seeder,” as well as go head-to-head with a massive, 100-foot tall Cryptid enemy from the depths of the ocean…the “Kraken.”

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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