Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack Now Available First, Exclusively on Xbox Live

  Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack Now Available First, Exclusively on
  Xbox Live

First DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts Delivers Epic Offering Featuring Four
New Maps, All-New Dual-Purpose Weapon, Iconic Horror Character Michael Myers,
and the Initial Installment in Extinction’s New, Four-Part Episodic Storyline
                     for the Definitive Online Experience

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

 Football Superstars Clay Matthews and Jamaal Charles Headline Call of Duty:
     Ghosts Celebrity Grudge Match to Celebrate Onslaught DLC Pack Launch

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- January 28, 2014

Onslaught is here. The first of four massive, Downloadable Content (DLC) Packs
for Call of Duty®: Ghosts, the definitive online experience, and #1 most
played multiplayer title on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 kicks-off today. Launching
first, exclusively on Xbox Live for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, Onslaught
features four classically designed, smaller to medium sized Call of Duty®
multiplayer maps delivering the fast-paced multiplayer experience fans love,
the all-new “Maverick” dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle, and “Episode
1: Nightfall,” the first installment in Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction’s
four-part episodic story that follows humankind’s first contact with the

"Onslaught delivers a ton of exciting, new content for Call of Duty: Ghosts
fans to enjoy on next gen and current gen alike," said Daniel Suarez, Vice
President of Production, Activision Publishing, Inc. "It begins with a diverse
set of maps that personify that classic Call of Duty-style of fast, frantic
and exhilarating action. It doesn’t stop there, because Infinity Ward and
Neversoft have taken it to another level; whether it’s becoming Michael Myers
from Halloween as you pursue your opponents, to creating the first
dual-purpose weapon in Call of Duty history, or crafting a new chapter in
Extinction that introduces new characters and even a three-story tall Cryptid
alien boss, Onslaught has something for all Call of Duty players, and we're
excited fans can finally get their hands on it."

Onslaught is 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
for release this year – 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 Team Leader Digital
Pack, which comes with a unique multiplayer character head, weapon camo,
reticle, player patch, card and background.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught delivers a variety of new offerings for fans to
dig their teeth into, starting with four new multiplayer maps. “Fog” is 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 terror by donning the mask of Michael Myers, one of
cinema’s most iconic horror characters of all-time, as the entire soundscape
changes to the eerily familiar Halloween theme music.

“BayView” is 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” 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.

Onslaught’s fourth map, “Ignition,” 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.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught also introduces the first installment in
Extinction’s new, four-part episodic narrative with “Episode 1: Nightfall.” As
the initial foray into this single, connected story that will be told across
each DLC Pack launch throughout the year, “Episode 1: Nightfall” takes fans to
a remote research facility hidden deep within the Alaskan wilderness, where a
small recon team must infiltrate the facility to find out what happened to the
mysterious Nightfall Program. This expanded Extinction storyline introduces
new characters, plus two all-new alien species, and debuts an exclusive
Venom-X weapon that pulverizes the Cryptids, as players delve deeper into the
story of what happened following mankind’s first contact with the Cryptids in

On top of the new maps and first episode of the Extinction narrative, Call of
Duty: Ghosts Onslaught arms players with a new, dual-purpose addition to the
multiplayer arsenal with the “Maverick.” Outfitted with a lightweight wood
stock, the “Maverick” can be selected in either the Assault or the Sniper
Rifle class, depending on players’ play style and preference.

In celebration of today’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught launch, Activision
and Infinity Ward are pitting pro footballers Clay Matthews of the Green Bay
Packers against Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs in a Grudge Match for
the ultimate Call of Duty bragging rights. Matthews and Charles will each
captain a team comprised of members of the development team at Infinity Ward,
online personalities and fans in an intense head-to-head battle. Gamers can
review highlights on the Call of Duty Facebook page at

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 – content that may be
suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB. Call of Duty: Ghosts
Onslaught is available today for both Xbox One, the all-in-one games and
entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment
system from Microsoft. The DLC pack is created by Infinity Ward, with
additional development by Neversoft. For more information, please,, 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,
as you will be charged for them.DLC Season Pass and DLC Packs may not be
available on all platforms or in all territories.Pricing and release dates
may vary by platform. Call of Duty: Ghosts game required; sold separately.


Activision Publishing, Inc.
Joshua Selinger,
Sr. Publicist / Call of Duty
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