With America’s Independence Day almost here, it’s interesting to realize the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC for PS3 and PS4 will release just one day before the Fourth of July. It’s only appropriate, really, since the COD Ghosts Invasion DLC has been available exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 for several weeks and is now gaining “independence” from Microsoft’s platforms.
Except Microsoft’s Windows platform. The Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC will be available on July 3 for Windows PC in addition to PS3 and PS4.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC is the third add-on pack for the game. Invasion includes four new multiplayer maps, each with a unique field order, and the third of four chapters in the game’s Extinction storyline. Details about Invasion’s four new multiplayer maps are below.
Departed is set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Players who complete the map’s Field Order will unlock the Death Mariachi killstreak. Armed with dual-wielding pistols, the Death Mariachi settles scores, with each kill turning enemy players into another member of the band and a temporary squadmate.
Pharaoh takes place in the abandoned archeological site of an ancient Egyptian palace. Players will have to be on the lookout for collapsing monuments and urns full of flesh-eating scarabs, among other surprises in this multi-level map. Players who unlock this map’s Field Order will be handsomely rewarded by Anubis, the half jackal/half human protector of the dead.
The Mutiny map takes place on a remote Caribbean island that harbors an eerie pirate hideout, complete with abandoned trading posts and prison cells. On this map, speed and stealth are a must as players navigate the narrow and intertwining pathways. Players who unlock “Mutiny’s” Field Order will find themselves escorted by two ethereal ghost pirates who will happily send enemy players down to Davey Jones’ locker on their behalf.
The fourth map, Favela, is a refreshed version of the fan-favorite Modern Warfare 2 map. This Brazilian shantytown has seen substantial change since its original release. Buildings once under construction are now complete, while others have crumbled into a state of disrepair. Players must avoid falling to their death as they traverse the map from one building to the next, avoiding enemy snipers taking advantage of the map’s long sightlines. Players who complete “Favela’s” Field Order can call in air support from a nearby Y-8 Gunship.
Anchoring the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC is the next installment in the game’s Extinction mode episodic narrative, “Episode 3: Awakening.” In Awakening, the team descends into the perilous alien underworld to strike at the subterranean fortress of the Ancestors, the mysterious puppet-masters behind the Cryptid invasion. Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors’ psychic powers. As the final battle draws closer, the fate of Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC for PS3, PS4 and Windows will be available for purchase on its own for $14.99. Owners of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass can also nab it for free, as it’s included as part of the Season Pass.