It was confirmed last week that the first DLC drop for Advanced Warfare titled “Havoc” will be coming to the PC next later this week on Thursday February 26th. This will bring four new multiplayer maps, the new co-op mode Exo Zombies and a new weapon – the AE4 Directed Energy assault rifle.
While I am always in favor of more map content for COD games these days I just can’t recommend buying the Havoc DLC due to how dead Advanced Warfare is already on the PC. With this DLC hitting the playlists it is only going to get worse trying to find good games and it is already pretty difficult now at the times I attempt to play. For those of you that purchased the Season Pass – I am sorry – you really shouldn’t have because this game will never make it until the end of the DLC season and you are just wasting money. Keep that in mind for the next title. Stop giving the developers your money before you know what you are getting in return – and without knowing what state the game will be in when the DLC drops. If the player base was still high and the support was better then I would recommend buying the DLC because from the gameplay I have seen on the maps they look like they play pretty solid. Exo Zombies on the other hand in my personal opinion I feel is just a cheap rip off of Treyarch material and I don’t care to take part in it. I think back to this whole new 3 year development cycle and how great it was supposed to be and with this extra time Sledgehammer couldn’t even come up with their own idea to start something new for their studio to make a statement and instead go the route of copying Zombies from Treyarch and try to ride on that success. The most irritating part of the whole thing is that they didn’t even have it ready to go with the release of the game and instead are now charging for it in a DLC package. What a shame Sledgehammer, what a shame.
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 motel’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 overwatch position 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.
Get ready for a new breed of Zombies. A DNA bioweapon unexpectedly spawns a bloodthirsty, ravenous mutant horde infecting an entire 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. The unique Exo Zombies co-op experience is all-new to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC. This new mode brings the movements, abilities, and weapons of the exoskeleton into battle against the undead.
DLC owners get access to the Havoc DLC Pack bonus weapons. The AE4 directed energy assault rifle and its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker, combine a versatile firing mechanism with all-around movement speed and handling.