It should be no surprise to fans that the pack includes four multiplayer versus maps and one co-op zombies map. Activision is keeping the cheesy vibes going through the decades — first we “Raved in the Redwoods” like it was 1999 in the “Sabotage” DLC and “Continuum” took players to the 1970s to do the “Shaolin Shuffle.” Now players are headed to the 1950s with “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!”
“Attack” follows the traditional horror move trope of “a clumsy government science experiment gone wrong, turning an unsuspecting suburban populace into flesh devouring zombies, while a newly spawned biological menace moves into the ravaged town.” This time around, the character archetypes that gamers will play as are “The Scientist, The Rebel, The Soldier, and The School Girl.”
Moving onto the maps, there are three brand-new ones and a remake of Resistance from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:
Bermuda: A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted.
Permafrost: Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theater house in this small, tight-quarters map.
Fore: In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls.
Ember: Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of Resistance from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates.
As is customary this generation, “Absolution” will launch for PS4 on on July 6th. Once the month-long period of exclusivity ends, it’ll make its way to other platforms.