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Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC Gets a Gameplay Video, Details

May 29, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Activision has fully detailed the Invasion DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which will release for Xbox platforms on June 3rd. With a June 3rd release on Xbox, this means PS4 and PS3 players should be getting Invasion on either June 26th or July 3rd.

Including four new multiplayer maps, each with hidden secrets and unique Field Orders, and a new Extinction episode, here’s a breakdown of what you’ll be receiving in Invasion:

New Maps (Small-to-Medium-Sized)

  • Departed – A medium-sized map set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The colorfully decorated streets, vendor carts and storefronts provide ample cover for run-and-gunners, and players that complete the map’s unique Field Order will unlock the Death Mariachi killstreak. Armed with dual-wielding pistols, the Death Mariachi settles scores, with each kill turning enemy players into another member of the band, and a temporary squad mate.
  • Pharaoh – Is the abandoned archeological site of an ancient Egyptian palace. Players will have to be on the lookout for collapsing monuments and urns full of flesh-eating scarabs, among other surprises in this multi-level map. Inside the palace, gamers will battle through multiple chambers ideal for close-quarters combat and short-range weapons, all under the watchful eye of Anubis, the half-jackal/half-human, protector of the dead, who will handsomely reward players who unlock this map’s Field Order.
  • Mutiny – Transports you to a remote Caribbean island harboring an eerie pirate hideout complete with abandoned trading posts and prison cells. Speed and stealth are a must as players navigate the narrow and intertwining pathways. However, let ye be warned that gamers taking up positions on the pirate ship moored in the center of the map will become vulnerable to enemy fire from the numerous flanking routes created by the map’s horseshoe shaped dock. Players that unlock “Mutiny’s” Field Order will find themselves escorted by two ethereal ghost pirates, who will happily send enemy combatants down to Davey Jones’ locker on their behalf.
  • Favela – A refreshed version of the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Favela. Since its original release, the Brazilian shantytown has seen substantial change. Buildings once under construction are now complete, while others have crumbled into a state of disrepair. Players must avoid falling to their death as they traverse the map from one building to the next, with ramshackle scaffolding creating varied pathways between structures, and enemy snipers taking advantage of the long sightlines. Players who complete the Field Order in Favela will be able to call in heavy air support from a nearby Y-8 Gunship to bring the rain with a 105mm cannon, a 40mm auto-cannon and a 25mm cannon.

New Extinction Episode

  • Episode 3: Awakening – In Awakening, the team descends into the perilous alien underworld to strike at the subterranean fortress of the Ancestors – the mysterious puppet-masters behind the Cryptid invasion. Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors’ psychic powers. As the final battle draws closer, the fate of the Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance.

Invasion will cost $14.99 on its own, with Season Pass owners able to download it for free.

With Invasion detailed, this just leaves Nemesis as the only remaining Call of Duty: Ghosts map pack. Nemesis will arrive later this year.