Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Ghosts, is almost here, launching April 3rd, 2014 first for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition bringing four brand new multiplayer maps and a new hybrid weapon, Devastation continues the Extinction saga with Episode 2: Mayday.

 

Extinction Double XP

 

In Episode 2, Archer has captured Dr. Cross, and a large research vessel in the South Pacific is sounding off the alarm. Your team will need all the help it can get to find out just what’s going on. To make sure you have the tools to get the job done, we’re activating Extinction Double XP on all platforms starting on Friday, April 4th through Monday, April 7th. Rank up while learning the new map and get access to the full suite of loadout options.

 

As for the level itself, there are quite a few new dangers, and new goodies, in store for you:

 

New Cryptid: Seeder

 

If you think getting surrounded by Scorpions is bad, just wait until you run into an angry Seeder. New to Episode 2, these nasty Cryptids fire damaging gas projectiles in addition to producing pods that transform into plant-like turrets around the battlefield. If aliens taking swipes at you wasn’t bad enough, you’ll also have to contend with heavy fire from multiple angles.

 

Obviously, this can lead to some pretty hectic situations. Get your Weapon Specialist to take out the Seeder ASAP and hope that your Medic is fast on their feet if things get out of control.

 

Crafting

 

Where there are new dangers, there are new toys. If you got your hands on the powerful and mysterious Venom-X weapon in Nightfall, you’re definitely going to want to pick it up in Mayday. Episode 2 introduces crafting, allowing players to customize the Venom-X in one of four possible variations. Each variation offers a different means of eradicating Cryptids, which is definitely going to come in handy during difficult encounters.

 

Enhanced Exploration

 

Episode 2 takes place in a massive environment, and we want you to explore as much as possible. Multiple side paths have been added to reward players with helpful items such as locker keys, additional attachments, weapons and bonus cash. As your team gets ever closer to approaching the deadly Kraken, you’ll want to be sure that you’re loaded up for the big fight, so try not to miss out on valuable loot along the way.

 

Parting Words of Wisdom

 

Each Extinction level offers its own unique set of obstacles to overcome, and Episode 2 is no different. For an effective start, don’t forget to vary your loadouts, especially when it comes to the different available classes. A varied team gets the most out of available traps (Engineer), high-damage focus fire (Weapon Specialist), team healing (Medic) and a meat shield when the swarms start closing in (Tank).

 

Communicate when drilling hives and always, always do your best to complete Challenges. Those extra skill points can mean the difference between success and failure in the later parts of the level.

 

Devastation

 

Episode 2: Mayday is part of Devastation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Along with Mayday, Devastation also introduces four new multiplayer maps with Ruins, Behemoth, Collision and Unearthed, as well as the Ripper, a new hybrid SMG/assault rifle. Devastation can be purchased individually or as part of the Season Pass, offering all four Call of Duty: Ghosts content packs for one discounted price.

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Devastation will be available first on Xbox LIVE this April 3rd, 2014, followed by Extinction Double XP for all platforms from Friday, April 4th through Monday, April 7th.

 

Good luck!