Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught Revealed as the First of Four Epic DLC Packs Planned for 2014

  Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught Revealed as
  the First of Four Epic DLC Packs Planned for 2014

  Launching First, Exclusively on Xbox Live on January 28^th Onslaught Will
Feature Four New Multiplayer Maps, the All-New “Maverick” Dual-Purpose Weapon,
  and “Episode 1: Nightfall,” the First Installment in Call of Duty: Ghosts
                  Extinction’s Four-Part Episodic Storyline

  Fans Can Purchase Onslaught Individually, or as Part of the Call of Duty:
                  Ghosts DLC Season Pass Discounted* Bundle

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- January 13, 2014

Gamers mark your calendars as the first of four massive Downloadable Content
(DLC) Pack offerings for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the #1 most played multiplayer
title currently for Xbox 360 on Xbox Live online entertainment network from
Microsoft,  is on the way with Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught. Set to launch
on January 28^th first, exclusively on Xbox Live for both Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360
games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Onslaught debuts four unique
multiplayer maps, each with their own distinct environments, small to medium
scale, and varied gameplay, as well as the all-new “Maverick” dual-purpose
Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle. Anchoring Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught is
“Episode 1: Nightfall,” the first installment in Extinction’s four-part
episodic narrative that delves deeper into the storyline, and features new
characters, a new weapon and new alien species including a towering,
three-story tall alien enemy.

Onslaught is also included as part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season
Pass, which gives fans access to four epic Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Packs**
planned to release in 2014 – Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis – at
the discounted* suggested retail price of $49.99. Additionally, Call of Duty
Ghosts DLC Season Pass holders get instant access to the downloadable
multiplayer map, “Free Fall,” as well as the Team Leader Digital Pack, which
comes with a unique multiplayer character head, weapon camo, reticle, player
patch, player card and player background.

"We know our fans have an appetite for new gameplay content all year long, and
the team here is committed to delivering a full season’s worth of amazing new
maps, weapons and more, starting with Onslaught in January,” said Mark Rubin,
Executive Producer at Infinity Ward. "This year will see an assortment of
content for players to dig into, with new, uniquely themed maps, new
multiplayer weapons, and an episodic Extinction story arc that introduces new
characters, new locations, and new weapons as they try to uncover the genesis
of the aliens’ existence.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught will deliver the fast-paced multiplayer
experience fans love, with four classically designed Call of Duty® multiplayer
maps, each with their own distinct environments, small to medium scale, and
varying gameplay. The first map, “Fog,” is a small to medium sized map set
alongside the banks of a murky lake. Every area within “Fog” is a chilling
homage to classic horror films, from an eerie campsite, flickering TVs,
torture chamber, and seemingly abandoned structures as players try to unlock
the map’s dark secret. If a player happens to find and complete a specific
Field Order, they become the embodiment of evil and don the persona of one of
cinema’s most iconic horror characters, Michael Myers. Additionally, the
entire soundscape changes to the eerily familiar Halloween Theme music so
other players know to run for their lives. Next is “BayView,” a close-quarters
map set on a coastal Californian boardwalk packed with seaside gift stores and
an aquarium, offering players fast-paced run-and-gun matches. Players must
also be wary of the deadly artillery strike enemies can call-in from a Naval
Destroyer anchored just offshore.

The third map “Containment,” transports players to a war-torn Mexican village,
where the battle rages along both banks of the dried out riverbed. The action
in this compact map centers on the remains of a small bridge holding a
hi-jacked truck filled with leaking radioactive material. Surrounded by a
myriad of abandoned bars, cafes, a church and a pool hall, “Containment” also
features elevated rooftop vantage points for players who prefer longer-range
engagements. Onslaught’s fourth map “Ignition,” launches players into an aging
Florida space launch facility. Inspired by “Scrapyard” – the fan-favorite
multiplayer map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, reimagined with dynamic
gameplay elements – “Ignition” packs plenty of action both above and below
ground amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, and a massive transport
crawler. As if rockets crash-landing into the map weren’t enough, the
close-quarters combat is further complicated via two separate rocket test
engines sites that opposing forces can trigger, sending massive fireballs into
the already intense firefights, and the failed launch of a massive rocket has
a dramatic effect on the combat.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught also arms players with a deadly new addition to
the Call of Duty: Ghosts’ weapons arsenal with the “Maverick,” a dual-purpose
Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle that players can choose how to use depending on
their tactical needs – a first for Call of Duty. Outfitted with a lightweight
wood stock this weapon can be selected in either the Assault or the Sniper
Rifle class. As an Assault Rifle the weapon’s fire rate becomes
fully-automatic with high damage at a decent range, and as a Sniper Rifle the
“Maverick” sports an advanced scope and a semi-auto rate of fire.

Included in Call of Duty: Ghosts’ initial DLC Pack is the first installment in
Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative, “Episode 1: Nightfall.” Introducing
a narrative driven by two new characters, and featuring two all-new alien
species and an exclusive weapon, “Episode 1: Nightfall” is a fast and
frenetic, action-packed continuation of the original Extinction experience in
Call of Duty: Ghosts. Set in a remote facility hidden deep within the Alaskan
wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of
the newly revealed alien threat.A small recon team of elite soldiers must
infiltrate the site to retrieve intel and exterminate the hordes of savage
creatures, and along the way uncover a three-story tall terror unlike anything
they’ve faced before.

From Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary ofActivision
Blizzard, Inc.(Nasdaq:ATVI), Call of Duty: Ghosts is rated “M” (Mature –
Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language) by the ESRB. Call of
Duty: Ghosts Onslaught is created by Infinity Ward, with additional
development by Neversoft. For more information, please visit,, or follow on

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*Based on DLC Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99, and four DLC Packs
at a suggested retail price of $14.99 each.

**Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If you
purchase the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone DLC Packs,
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