New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC revealed, introduces the "Ripper" hybrid gun

Activision formally announces "Devastation," coming first to Xbox 360 and Xbox One on April 3; new SMG/Assault Rifle weapon available today for season pass owners.

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Activision today took the lid off Devastation, the second expansion for Infinity Ward's first-person shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts. The expansion features a new hybrid weapon and four multiplayer maps and will launch April 3 first on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The content is included with the $50 DLC pass and can be purchased as a standalone download for $15. The first expansion, Onslaught, launched in January and is now available across all platforms. Below is a breakdown of what the Devastation DLC offers.

Multiplayer: Four new multiplayer maps.

  • Ruins - Located on a Mexican peninsula and set on a mountaintop Mayan temple. Completing a Field Order will allow you to trigger the map's volcano to erupt.
  • Collision - Set atop a container ship in New York, this small map is best suited for run-and-gun tactics, Activision says.
  • Behemoth - This map takes place aboard a massive excavation platform in South America. Long sight lines will benefit snipers, while interior control rooms will require quick reflexes, according to Activision.
  • Unearthed - A reimagined version of Dome from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This compact map features a secret alien weapon that you can use if you unlock a special Field Order.

New Weapon:

  • Ripper - Described as a 2-in-1 SMG/Assault Rifle, this hybrid weapon can be used on all Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer maps. It can switch from an SMG to an Assault Rifle on the fly. Season Pass owners on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can get the gun today.

Extinction Mode:

  • Episode 2: Mayday - During this chapter of the story, players will board a "mysterious Chinese research vessel" in the Tasman Sea and uncover a "much deeper conspiracy" as they seek out Captain Archer. Using a new form of the Venom-X weapon, players will battle a new alien species called the "Seeder." You'll also battle a 100-foot tall enemy known as the "Kraken."

Finally, Activision teased that another "epic, action film character" will appear in the Devastation content, though it's unclear who this will be. The game's Onslaught DLC featured Halloween bad guy Michael Myers in its multiplayer mode. For more on Call of Duty: Ghosts' Devastation DLC, check out the trailer below.

You can try Call of Duty: Ghosts for free this weekend on Xbox 360 and Xbox One through the game's multiplayer demo, which runs March 7-10. It marks the first time in the history of Call of Duty that Activision has released a multiplayer demo.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

38 comments
deadpen
deadpen

like how they named it after what they do to everyone's ass for buying the same game every year.

teller76567
teller76567

Seems like their trying to get people back to the farm...

teller76567
teller76567

The ship map reminds me of the one from Call of Duty 4 mw.

Pupchu
Pupchu

"Finally, Activision teased that another "epic, action film character" will appear in the Devastation content, though it's unclear who this will be."

Rocky Balboa...

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Yaaay. More lazy development taking old crappy maps and repainting them to be a better looking crappy map. Yaaaay. Go CoD!

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Oh really?.....right let me get back to sleep.....

ryogapower
ryogapower

oh my god... bringing back a MW3 map??? are they nuts? noone liked that game! just like noone likes Ghosts. even people who play it every day admit its poo.

19James89
19James89

I still prefer the HUNTER KILLER DRONE. That shit was super funny and super annoying.

robbiejones
robbiejones

Kinda sad that alot of people are actually going to enjoy this DLC. What a sad life they must have *sigh*

xcollector
xcollector

Shit! I didn't even know COD made it to a $50 DLC pass. Passes are that expensive now? You COD players are paying double.

keyb0red
keyb0red

that looks amazing. Can't wait.

mike4487
mike4487

Wow.... that looks like a really really impractical gun...

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Can we stop with the hybrid guns please? Just make a standard assault rifle or sub machine gun with some sort of viable variation.

vduong942
vduong942

this is just a reskinned PDW-57 from Black Ops 2 with a bigger trigger guard and the barrel removed....

mikebell1983
mikebell1983

Timed exclusive DLC is one of the reasons the gaming industry is messed up today 

vickissv2
vickissv2

The Ripjack from Unreal Championship 2 is better. 

ziproy
ziproy

Uhhhhhhh pretty sure that was an SMG in Mass Effect 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

I can't wait to not buy DLC for a terrible game I don't own!

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

Oh joy, another hybrid weapon that everyone and their mothers will use, just like the peacekeeper in BLOPS2...

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Missed the click. I didn't want to read this article.

allever
allever

This game is one of the worse for the Call of Duty series.  Crappy respawn.  70% of the time you respawn right next to an opponent.  So your opponent can just camp in a corner and wait for you to show up.  The guns are all almost identical. Killstrike sucks.  There is not much of a reward system in place since most of the rewards can be bought with "Squad Points" regardless of your level.  That means you can get anything, weapons, weapons options, specialty, etc. with "Squad Points" even if you are level 1. "Squad Points" is a currency-bound for micro-transactions.   Sooner or later they will probably try to sell it for real money.  As it seems, this "Squad Points" is an integral part of the game.


ulquiorracifer4
ulquiorracifer4

I hate Ghosts,because of the major balancing issues. (Remington, Honey Badger, MTAR, MSBS) But I have to say the dynamic elements they are putting in on the DLC maps are pretty awesome. Also, extinction is awesome.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

erm..... cool????


another 7 days and ill probably never touch this again!

acp_45
acp_45

-___- 


Are there even people playing this game ?????

Jaxith
Jaxith

@robbiejones Yeah... All those sad people who like a game you don't should feel grateful you took time out of your day to spare a thought of pity towards them.  Those poor lost souls...  *Sarcasm Mode*

I don't even play this game, but I don't see how it's sad that some people like a game I have no interest in.

markvons
markvons

@mikebell1983 Timed exclusive DLC is such bs. I had some time off work when the first DLC pack was released on xbox and I wanted to buy it but I have a ps3, by the time it was available on ps3 I was too busy and lost interest in it.  Oh well saved me $15

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

@acp_45  about 20k online maybe 40k peak. Blops2 has about that much now

wookiegr
wookiegr

@acp_45  No, they are standing in line right now waiting for the Titanfall release.