Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC free to try this weekend, but only on Xbox One and 360

The first taste is free.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will offer up its recently released Onslaught DLC for free this weekend, offering players on Microsoft consoles a chance to sample its four extra maps without having to pay anything. Activision would probably quite like it you did purchase the pack eventually, however.

Activision will release a trial version of the Onslaught DLC as a download on Friday, March 21, which will be playable until Monday. It contains all four of the new maps-- Fog, Bay View, Containment, and Ignition--and the Maverick dual assault rifle/sniper rifle.

Fans of the co-op alien-fighting Extinction campaign, such as GameSpot's Shaun McInnis, will also be able to play the first chapter of the four-part DLC campaign.

The offer is only available for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as Activision and Microsoft have an exclusivity deal. Activision says other platforms will get a shot at the free weekend at a later date.

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31 comments
X-RS
X-RS

All COD bashing aside, don't you guys who play it get sick of them dangling the carrot in your face ALL THE TIME!!!?

Half time my cousin grinds days away fro skins/perks/emblems/etc. and now aftre release/release/DLC they have it free only weekends. JUST so peopel pick up and play the game again, after playing another release tittle.

Staying relevant makes sense, but as someone who doesnt player its like they wave their fists in holding 20Lbs bags =\

fig56
fig56

if you have never play COD: Ghosts then a weekend is all you need to know that is sucks.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

The player base is super low now, how bout free to buy?

brimmul777
brimmul777

I'm sticking with Titanfall.Forgetting Call of Duty:Ghosts and Battlefield 4.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Must be a registered 'Murican to take advantage of this offer.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Nah; I'm good.   They could give the whole game and ALL DLCs for both Battlefield and CoD, and I wouldn't go back to either of them.


Pheonix985
Pheonix985

You mean the second chapter right?  First was extinction, second is Onslaught.  Let's get it right Gamespot.  

AssaultMonkey9
AssaultMonkey9

SPOILERS for COD DLC:


They maps are close quarters, and you hit L1 and then R1 quickly for a kill - but only if you spotted the enemy first, otherwise they killed you before you could react

AssaultMonkey9
AssaultMonkey9

Looking forward to BF4's naval DLC on tuesday. I love that with BF expansions, you dont just get new maps and a throwaway item, but totally reshaped game modes


It's going to be like BF 2142 again, can't wait for it. BF4 supposedly had lots of issues at launch, but now I never have any lag or anything.


64 player online on PS4 is bliss

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

Who wants to play CoD:Ghosts it's just Titanfall without mechs.

Vodoo
Vodoo

You're gonna have to do a LOT more than that if you want people to stop playing a better quality game to go back to your same old tired crap.

teller76567
teller76567

I only play the single player campaign from ghost's, besides why would i want to wast my band-with and space just for like two day's. Maybe you should just give it out for free like you should maybe people would come back. But the multiplayer to me is just shit in ghost's campaign was good but yeah camp central F that none sense. 

wookiegr
wookiegr

No PS4 trial means they are desperate to get back Titanfall players that have jumped ship.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

They don't have to lure me away from EA... er Titanfall especially after mom was eaten by a titan.  Of course they can't lure me in their direction either. 

StHapns247
StHapns247

Activision's desperation is palpable.

zerooo0
zerooo0

No thanks Activision/IW. I'm perfectly happy with my Titanfall right now, and I may never go back.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I might be interested if the trial included the extinction map, too. I want to play that one.

bob15x
bob15x

@b74kd3th  is it that bad now? It does seem like they are almost trying to give it away. Its on sale at walmart for 29 this weekend

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@AssaultMonkey9 Thats pretty much it. except there is this one castle map this time thats pretty big, but that just encourages camp/sniping.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@AssaultMonkey9 issues are much better than they were . But the  highlighting of who killed you is still dead wrong at least in Obliteration mode. But its running smoother with no lag with a decent internet connection.

Pheonix985
Pheonix985

@Tomcat2007  and also without parkouring, ejecting high in the air while tossing grenades and landing on a platform to twist a guy's neck 180 degrees and then ziplining across the map while shooting AIs in the face before landing on an enemy titan to open up his brain case and spread it with bullets and then hiding to regenerate health in a bigger, more dynamic map area full of multiple routes and ways to get around it.  Just FYI

delta5931
delta5931

@teller76567  Lost me when you said that the campaign was good.

Oh, and this isn't a "first for the CoD series", as we PC players get free weekends all the time.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@wookiegr  


Can't blame them... titanfall is more fun and my mother has not been insulted by a 12 year old yet!

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@Pheonix985 @Tomcat2007  exactly...i was just poking fun at those Titanfall critics that called TF nothing more than  "CoD with mechs" before it released but are now pretty silent ;)