First Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack coming to Xbox Jan. 27

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is about to get its first DLC pack, Havoc, which will debut on Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles on January 27. Other platforms will be getting access to the pack at a later date.

The Havoc pack will contain four new multiplayer maps:

  • 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 inn'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 over watch 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.

Havoc will also contain a new weapon, the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, along with its custom weapon variant, the AE4 Widowmaker. Finally, the DLC pack contains the first chapter of Exo Zombies, a new co-op mode where players have to contend with the undead wearing exoskeleton suits. Players can control the four characters who have to fight off the exo zombies, which have the likenesses and voices of actors John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal.

The Havoc DLC pack will be priced at $14.99 on its own but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can get it as part of the game's Season Pass, which will offer all four planned DLC packs for $49.99.

Source: Call of Duty

John Callaham