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The aliens are coming in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s next DLC

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Ascendance is the second DLC expansion for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, set to arrive on March 31 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Release on other platforms will follow.

The DLC adds four new multiplayer maps, designed to push your exo abilities to their tactical limits.

  • Perplex is a tight, vertical map centered around a five-story modular apartment complex in Sydney. The close quarters interior will force intense firefights, and construction drones arrive mid-match to mix up the landscape.
  • Site 244 stretches the game’s near-future sci-fi even further with a crashed alien spacecraft under the shadow of Mount Rushmore. Crack open alien spore pods for an instant boost to your perks and exo abilities.
  • Climate is set in a lush, climate-controlled, utopian garden. The serene setting of islands and rivers contrasts sharply with the frenetic combat its close confines encourage.
  • Chop Shop is a dense, industrial black market exoskeleton facility. The map-based scorestreak allows you to take control of a powerful turret that can change the tide of battle.

Ascendance also introduces a new ability to the exoskeletal toolkit, the brutal Exo Grapple. This rush ability doubles as rapid transport to key strategic spots or a nasty takedown for anyone that gets too close. A new playlist introduces the ability to multiplayer on Ascendance maps. A number of new weapons are also in the mix, like an OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid.

The Exo Zombies saga also continues with a new episode called Infected. The all-star cast (John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal) from episode one returns to continue their struggle for survival. Set on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new episode adds a host of new traps and weapons to take on the new undead threats you will encounter.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance will be available on Xbox Live March 31 for $15  alone or for $50 as part of the 4 DLC Season Pass bundle. A release for Windows and PlayStation platforms will follow sometime thereafter.

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