The First DLC Offering Lands on January 27
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC Pack Includes Four Epic New
Multiplayer Maps, Exclusive Weapon, Custom Weapon Variant and a New
Breed of Zombies with New Exo Zombies Cooperative Experience
All-Star Hollywood Cast Headlines New Exo Zombies Co-op Mode,
including John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The first DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Havoc,
is on the way. The epic DLC pack from Activision Publishing, Inc., a
wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI),
and Sledgehammer Games will be available first, exclusively on Xbox
LIVE® for the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system
from Microsoft and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft beginning on January 27, with other platforms to follow.
"We're looking forward to playing the new DLC content with fans. The
response to Advanced Warfare has been amazing, and the creativity and
gameplay variety of the content coming in Havoc is
more exciting than ever," said Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio
Head, Sledgehammer Games. "The entire team at Sledgehammer Games is
really excited about the release of the Havoc and we are
ready to kick-off a long DLC season filled with new maps, the new Exo
Zombies mode and more," said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head,
The definitive DLC offering, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc
includes four new, epic multiplayer maps, access to the versatile AE4
directed energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, plus
an exciting new Zombies cooperative mode called Exo Zombies, that
features a story told through the eyes of four employees of the Atlas
corporation, played by a celebrity cast consisting of John Malkovich (In
the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens,
Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), and
Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead). The actors provide their voice
over and likeness in a dark and cinematic experience new to Call
of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Players enter a world where a DNA
bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty, ravenous mutant horde
infecting an entire secret Atlas research facility and sending personnel
running for their lives. Following a failed evacuation, four survivors,
un-trained and underprepared, must face the most vicious mutations ever
unleashed. The Exo Zombies co-op mode ushers in a new breed of Zombies
and a truly unique experience, coming first to the Havoc
Havoc delivers four new, exotic and diverse multiplayer
maps set around the globe tailor-made for players to unleash their
exoskeleton's abilities, including —
Core: Deploy to the Gobi desert
where the ravaged ruins of a nuclear fusion plant set the stage for a
high-octane warzone. Take down enemies through the wreckage in
long-range combat or get up-close and personal in the tunnels
surrounding the central turbine. Activate decontamination drones using
the map-based scorestreak to help clean out the competition.
Urban: Prepare yourself for
brutal, high-speed combat in Dallas Ward 3, a future mega structure,
funneling players into a close-quarters free-for-all. This modular
compound's verticality unleashes the exoskeleton's capabilities. Stay
focused during the timed event as blast doors alter the map's flow and
Sideshow: In the shadow of Devil's
Tower, Wyoming, this abandoned inn's open layout amplifies its creep
factor. Blast your way through the clown inn with close-quarters
battles or use long-range site-lines from the mining facilities and
natural terrain. Use the map-based scorestreak to activate the lights,
music, and magic of the clown marquee and rain down a barrage of
rainbow smoke-trailed cannonballs.
Drift: An idyllic ski resort high
in the Rocky Mountains is transformed into a festive high-altitude
playground, perfect for an all-out firefight. Make your way to the
highly contested over watch in the glass observation deck or take a
ride on the carousel to deliver 360 degrees of carnage. Players can
use the map-altering timed event to their advantage as an avalanche of
snow and debris disorients players, intensifying the battle.
of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc will be
available first, exclusively on Xbox LIVE for a suggested retail price
of $15 on January 27. The Havoc DLC Pack is also included
in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Season Pass*,
where fans can purchase all four epic DLC Packs planned for the year, as
part of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of
$49.99 - a discount of $10 off the individual purchase of all four DLC
Map Packs**. Microsoft Season Pass holders also now have instant access
to the Havoc DLC Pack bonus weapons. The AE4 directed energy
assault rifle and its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker, combine
a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is developed by
Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software specifically for Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4
and PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen
version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is developed by High Moon
Studios. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug
Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.
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*Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately. If
you purchase the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone
DLC Map Packs, as you will be charged for them. DLC Season Pass
and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all platforms or in all
territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Call
of Duty: Advanced Warfare game required; sold separately.
**Based on DLC Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99 and four
DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $15 each.
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