Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC Detailed, Releases This Month on Xbox (Update)

March 18, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update:

Here’s the official gameplay trailer for the Ascendance expansion pack:

Original Story:

Following the launch of Havoc earlier this year, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced that the Ascendance DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 31. Based on this date, Ascendance should come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on April 30, but we’ll have to wait a few more weeks for actual confirmation.

Featuring four new multiplayer maps, the next Exo Zombies episode, the Exo Grapple ability playlist, and more, here’s everything included inside Ascendance:

Multiplayer 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.

Exo Zombies Episode – Infection

  • 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 everyone’s favorite fast food joint, Burgertown.

And More

  • OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid
  • OHM Werewolf custom variant
  • The all-new 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 brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps. 

Sledgehammer Games Co-Founder Glen Schofield talked about Ascendance:

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.

The gameplay world premiere for Ascendance is set to arrive on Sunday, March 29 during the 2015 Call of Duty Championship.