'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Devastation DLC Gameplay Previewed

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Back at the beginning of March Activision and Infinity Ward previewed the second big DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Titled "Devastation," the add-on will be bringing new maps, new weapons, and new story content to the latest Call of Duty game.

At the time of its announcement, "Devastation" was previewed in a lengthy developer video describing the game's new content and teasing a few of the ideas behind the update. Today a new video preview has been released for "Devastation" that showcases all of the action players can expect to see when it is released.

Like all new Call of Duty map pack DLC, "Devastation" will include four new competitive multiplayer maps. Named “Ruins,” “Collision,” “Behemoth,” and “Unearthed,” the maps provide varied settings for players to compete in, including a mountaintop Mayan temple, a container ship wrecked beneath a New York bridge, and an alien artifact dig site. Unearthed in particular is a remake of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 map "Dome."

"Devastation" also includes the second episode in the ongoing story seen in Ghosts' Extinction mode. Titled "Mayday," the new story will take players to a Chinese research vessel stranded on the Tasman sea. There players will have to work cooperatively to uncover the ship's secrets while battling waves of Cryptid monsters, including a few new Cryptid enemy types.

"Devastation" will also bring the new "Ripper" weapon to Ghosts multiplayer. The weapon is a combination SMG/assault rifle that can switch between its two firing modes on-the-fly, enabling players to use one weapon for both close-up combat and ranged firefights.

The new trailer shows off stylized gameplay on each of the new maps and previews how the Ripper might be used during combat. The second episode of Extinction mode is also shown, including a glimpse of the 100-foot tall "Kraken" Cryptid. The ending of the video even includes a special surprise involving a certain 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie:

"Devastation" is scheduled to hit Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles first on April 3.

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