Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc Available Now

Jan 27, 2015

First DLC of Top-Selling Console Game of 2014 Globally Comes to Xbox

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC Pack Includes Four Epic New Multiplayer Maps, Exclusive Weapon, Custom Weapon Variant and New Exo Zombies Cooperative Experience

Legendary Cast Starring John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal Come Together Against a New Breed of Zombies

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Havoc, the first DLC pack of the top-selling console video game in the world in 2014, based on physical game unit sell-through data from NPD and Gfk, is available now, first on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Delivering a new level of DLC value, 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 all-new zombies cooperative mode called Exo Zombies.

Havoc's four new, exotic and diverse multiplayer maps are set around the globe and are tailor-made for players to unleash their exoskeleton's abilities:

  • 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 sightlines.
  • 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.

Havoc includes a new cooperative experience, Exo Zombies. Featuring a story told through the eyes of four employees of the Atlas corporation and 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 Wolf of Wall Street), Exo Zombies ushers in a new breed of zombies and a truly unique experience, all included first in the Havoc DLC Pack. The actors provide their voice over and likeness in a dark and cinematic adventure new to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. These four performers help enlist players into a world where a DNA bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty, ravenous mutant horde infecting a 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.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc is available now, first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft for a suggested retail price of $14.99. 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**. The Havoc DLC Pack also includes the AE4 directed energy assault rifle and its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker, combining a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the top-selling console video game of 2014 in the world, based on physical game unit sell-through data from NPD and Gfk. The title is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and 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 $14.99 each.

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