Predator now available in Call of Duty
It turns out that what we had thought was being teased in the most recent Call of Duty trailer is indeed the deadly Predator after all. He joins the fray thanks to the latest DLC pack, Devastation, which is currently exclusive on Xbox Live for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
In addition to the deadly creature the new pack will feature four new small-to-medium multiplayer maps. You will also be given a brand new weapon called the “Ripper”, which is a tactical 2-in-1 SMG/Assault Rifle.
It’s not just maps, the deadly warrior, and a new weapon that you can look forward to, however. It also includes the second installment of the Extinction story, titled Mayday. For those unaware, this story follows mankind’s fight for survival against the Cryptids.
To celebrate this DLC launch, Activision, Infinity Ward, and Xbox are letting A.J. Green (of the Cincinnati Bengals) and LeSean McCoy (of the Philadelphia Eagles) battle it out in a Call of Duty Grudge Match. Each of these players will be leading a team of Call of Duty fans and development team members in a no-holds-barred fight. If this interests you, you can watch highlights on the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CallofDuty.
The DLC pack is available as either part of the Season Pass or at a standalone price of $14.99. For those wondering, the Season Pass, which costs $49.99, will give you access to all four planned DLC packs as well as the Team Leader Digital Pack.
Daniel Suarez, Activision’s Vice President of Production, stated, “Devastation is another incredible offering for fans to sink their teeth into. With an array of new maps tuned for the fast-paced, run-and-gun action Call of Duty is best known for, new weapons in both multiplayer and Extinction mode, the next chilling entry in the game’s Extinction story, and now the Predator – Devastation continues the unparalleled season of Call of Duty: Ghosts post-launch content.”
Mike Doyle, Head of Fox Interactive Games, adds that, “Activision and Infinity Ward have done a tremendous job in bringing the Predator to life within Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Devastation DLC Pack was a perfect opportunity to pair two incredibly iconic and complementary brands – Call of Duty and Predator, and we’re extremely pleased with the explosive result.”
For those more interested in the maps, you can see the descriptions below:
- Set in a multi-level Mayan temple, “Ruins” provides the verticality needed for long-range weapons, while the underground pathways below are perfect for close-quarters showdowns. Skilled players that find and complete the map’s unique Field Order will have the ability to become one of Hollywood’s most formidable action film stars and the galaxy’s ultimate hunter, the deadly Predator. As the Predator, players will brandish its dual wrist blades and shoulder-mounted plasma cannon, as well as be able to utilize the creature’s keen hunting abilities to track down enemy players.
- “Collision” takes place in the mangled remains of a cargo ship that’s crashed into a New York City bridge. The map’s tight corridors – made-up of burnt-out vehicles and demolished shipping containers – create a space perfect for run-and-gun players. Players that dominate “Collision” and complete the map’s specific Field Order will be able take control of a heavily armed aircraft and rain down destruction from above.
- “Behemoth” drops players atop a massive excavation platform in South America. The map’s long sight lines are ideal for long-range weapons, while the confined interiors of the platform’s control rooms make for intense SMG and Shotgun encounters. Completing “Behemoth’s” Field Order will allow players to control an attack helicopter armed with a deadly, armor-piercing mini-gun as it circles the excavator searching for enemy combatants.
- “Unearthed” is a reimagined version of the fan-favorite map “Dome” from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3. “Unearthed” is full of new secrets and Cryptid artifacts for players to discover in this compact, versatile map, great for all play types. Unlock the map’s Field Order and unleash the power of the Cryptids, with three “Seeder” aliens chasing down and inflicting heavy damage on enemy combatants.
What most interests you in this new DLC pack?