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Ghosts: Reported MP Demo; Onslaught DLC Launch

Today marks the launch of the latest downloadable content (DLC) for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Onslaught, which is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC as of today.

The DLC will add four new competitive multiplayer maps, as well as a new level for Extinction. In addition to the maps, Onslaught will come with a new weapon as well in the form of the Maverick dual-purpose assault/sniper rifle.

Onslaught will cost you $14.99 (around R160) on your platform of choice. Here is the official map pack information:

Official map pack info

  • 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.

  • BayView is 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.

  • 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 centres 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.

  • Ignition launches players into an aging Florida space launch facility. Inspired by Scrapyard - the fan-favourite 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.

  • Extinction Episode 1: Nightfall introduces a narrative driven by two new characters and featuring two all-new alien species and an exclusive weapon. 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.

In addition to the DLC, a leaked Pastebin has suggested that Activision will be offering free access to Ghost’s multiplayer component later this month.

The free-to-play demo reportedly comes with a new “micro-DLC” as well, called the “Legend Pack”, which gives players four new multiplayer characters.

If the leak is accurate the multiplayer demo could be with us as early as next Friday 7 March, and will allow users to play Team Deathmatch and Domination on three different maps(Strike Zone, Warhawk, Prison Break).

It is very unlike the Call of Duty franchise to do things for free, and I actually like the idea of having a multiplayer demo, as it could attract more attention to the Ghosts Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) which is currently hosting Leagues on three different platforms.

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