The second multiplayer expansion for Call of Duty: Ghosts is called Devastation, and it will be released April 3 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, publisher Activision announced today.
As with all Call of Duty downloadable content, Devastation will be exclusive to Xbox consoles for a period of time, usually one month.
Ruins: A Mayan temple complex in South America, a triangular Domination map with A and C flags on either side and the B flag inside the middle of the temple. An active volcano can be seen smoking in the background. A Field Order Reward will cause the volcano to erupt, firing lava bombs that will explode and take out enemies, much like Mortar Fire.
Behemoth: A giant earth excavator saw, a long-medium map high off the ground where players need to watch their footing. A Field Order Reward allows a player to board a Blackhawk helicopter with a minigun and fire down on enemies, like the Chopper Gunner from Black Ops 1.
Collision: A container ship that has crashed into a bridge plays host to this small-to-medium-sized map. A flat map that suits run-and-gun styles of gameplay, the B flag sits above in the middle between two sniping points. A Field Order Reward lets players control an A-10 Warthog on a strafing run, similar to how Logan calls in A-10 strikes during the events of Homecoming.
Unearthed: Set at a meteor excavation site, Unearthed is a reimagination of Dome from Modern Warfare 3. A Field Order Reward allows a player to call in 3 Seeker Cryptids, they will then seek and destroy enemies by exploding, just like they do in Extinction. One Easter Egg twist to this map is players can unlock the Venom-X weapon from Nightfall. It is currently unknown how this is achieved, but gaining that weapon will surely turn the tides of battle.
The Ripper is an Assault Rifle/SMG Hybrid weapon. Its barrel length and overall length/size changes as players switch between AR and SMG modes. The SMG mode gives the weapon a high rate of fire and excellent hipfire spread, but with small damage and range. When switched to AR mode, the weapon’s damage and range is increased, a flat Reflex sight is flipped up, but its rate of fire is lowered and hipfire spread widened as a result (this seems to be a way to balance the weapon between its two different modes). As of today, it is only available for Xbox Season Pass holders (according to Mark Rubin).
4 new maps, a new extinction chapter, and another interesting gun! I’m ready for the Ripper and to take the game back to the Dome again!!! Hopefully, Snipers don’t ruin it like Nuketown 2025 was demolished in Black Ops 2.
BONUS: Owners of Ghosts‘ DLC season pass on Xbox 360 or Xbox One can start playing with the Ripper today.