It was only last week when Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games lifted the curtain on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy expansion, which would once again introduce a quartet of multiplayer maps for the blockbuster shooter alongside a new locale for the ever-popular Exo Zombies mode.
For many, it was the latter addition that generated the most excitement, jettisoning the undead action onto the high seas for an arena known as Carrier. Now that all hell has broken loose within the confinements of the ship, players will assume control of either newcomer Bruce Campbell, who will do what he does best and fend off waves of the undead alongside John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal.
Going off of the trailer above, Sledgehammer is anchoring the wonderfully over-the-top story within Advanced Warfare‘s futuristic world, and it appears that the devious Sentinels have some questions to answer when it comes to loyalty. Whatever the outcome, it’s the intoxicating gameplay that has ensured Exo Zombies lasting appeal, and we can readily expect new weapons to experiment with and fresh zombies to mow down.
Alongside today’s trailer is news of the next Ranked Play season for the multiplayer shooter. According to Activision, the season kicks off today on all platforms, with PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One entering Season 6, and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 beginning Season 5. As for Supremacy‘s new multiplayer maps, here’s a rundown of what fans can expect.
Parliament: Docked on the River Thames, this military cargo ship delivers a view of the London cityscape along with a fast-paced combat experience. Mixed site-lines provide opportunities for all styles of play to dominate this medium-sized map. Players can take control of the map-based scorestreak to unleash a barrage of missiles that annihilate enemies.
Kremlin: Gamers must prepare for intense combat outside Russia’s presidential palace in the new map Kremlin, as they navigate the worn-torn buildings of Red Square in this medium-sized, three-lane map. Secure elevated positions to give the team a strategic advantage, or use exoskeleton capabilities to avoid being caught in the minefield that activates mid-match.
Compound: Players take combat preparation to the limit in an Atlas training facility hidden away in the Colorado wilderness, as they’ll have to be quick on the trigger in this small, symmetrical map, which funnels high-speed combat through tight corners to the main tower structures.
Skyrise: Players deploy to an Atlas Skyscraper overlooking the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Based on the fan-favorite, Highrise, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by Infinity Ward, this map brings new exoskeleton mechanics to the classic multiplayer layout. Gamers must dominate the power positions in the center of this small-to-medium sized map to control the key navigation points.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s Supremacy DLC is available today, June 2, on Xbox platforms, before making its way onto PC and PlayStation systems on July 2.