Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC Dated, New Screenshots Released

It seems like just yesterday we fragging away in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC, Havoc, and already Activision and Sledgehammer have announced that the second DLC pack, Ascendance, will be released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 31.

The world premier of of Ascendance will take place during the 2015 Call of Duty Championship broadcast on Xbox Live and other broadcast partners on Sunday, March 29.

“Ascendance has it all, four all-new maps that were designed from the ground up for Exo abilities and the next chilling entry in the Exo Zombies experience.  We’re really excited and can’t wait to play with the community in just a couple of weeks,” said Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games.

“The community response to Advanced Warfare continues to inspire us, and we’re pushing ourselves every day across all the teams to deliver our best.  Havoc was a great start for DLC, and we think Ascendance delivers even more of the nonstop action fans love,” said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio head, Sledgehammer Games.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance boasts four new multiplayer maps, the OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid, the OHM Werewolf custom varian, and the Exo Grapple ability playlist that introduces the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer.  Exo Grapple gives players a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or a secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps.

Here’s a rundown of all four maps:

Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.

Site 244: An alien spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, USA. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship’s fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based scorestreak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exo abilities.

Climate: Fight your way through a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled enclosure. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset into a deadly bubbling obstacle.

Chop Shop: Think fast as you make your way through the black market exoskeleton industrial complex and engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.

The Exo Zombies saga will also continue in the all-new episode, Infected, as the four Atlas employees, portrayed by the returning celebrity cast of John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal, fight through undead zombie hordes.  Located on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new Exo Zombies episode introduces a slew of never-before-seen undead masses, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments and the tastiest fast food joint, Burgertown.

The DLC pack will be priced at $15 and is also included in the Advanced Warfare DLC Season Pass, which includes all four DLC Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle offered at $49.99 . Microsoft Season Pass holders also now have instant access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons.

The release will soon follow on other platforms.