This is just a taste for those who don’t want to spoil the later levels yet. I’ll be uploading those later as well. This is from way back when I first played a match of Exo Zombies on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and I had no idea what I was doing. The Outbreak map is great and I’m excited to see more. If you haven’t already, make sure you read my Full Havoc DLC Review. I think this video perfectly demonstrates that anyone can pick up and play the new Exo Zombies mode and that it will be able to have a wider appeal than the previous Zombies modes because of that. Exo Zombies is available as a separate mode to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare upon purchase of the Season Pass on Xbox ONE or the Havoc DLC on Xbox ONE.
Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed. If you haven’t already, go check out our CoD:AW Review to get a feel for where we rank the game overall in the franchise and genre at large. Outbreak is perhaps the most unexpected and now talked about piece of the Havoc DLC, so that’s what this Review will mainly focus around. It is unclear at this time how many new Zombies maps will be released by Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios in total – so keep that in mind. That being said, so far their work is impressive.
Outbreak is the first installment in a new mode called Exo Zombies debuting for the first time in the Call of Duty series. This mode combines the Exo Suit abilities of Advanced Warfare while at the same time borrowing a lot of classic gameplay principles from the Zombies modes seen in previous games (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II distinctively). Surprisingly the end result is more fun and enjoyable than expected, even right from the start. Sledgehammer + High Moon take some influence from the co-op survival mode Extinction created in Call of Duty: Ghosts by NeverSoft and grabbed the best of what that mode had to offer in terms of action-based, pick up and play feel. There are a few things that have been dropped from the traditional zombies experience including the need to repair windows. This act of boarding up windows had become a bit overly repetitive in the Zombies series as it were, and now players don’t need to board up windows but can get security such as lasers, turrets, drones, traps, decoys, grenades, as well as many new forms of defense both automated and manual.
The ease of gaining weapon access and upgrading weapons compared to previous Zombies installments is another welcomed change to the formula as Sledgehammer + High Moon’s first excellent entry in the Exo Zombies DLC series begins. Double jumping in the Exo Suit adds another aspect to Zombies as well and players can feel more ready than ever to adapt to it thanks to Destiny. Few games do control set crossovers so well, but the Exo Suit definitely pulls this off.
This game takes more action based team work rather than puzzle based exploration, pitting players up against an ever increasing set of enemies that seem to take graphic design cues from heavyweights in the survival genre like Resident Evil. This is a very appropriate theme and I’m glad Activision gave the green light for something so dark and satisfying from Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios. I’ll admit, I initially had reservations as to whether or not they could do an entertaining zombies mode – but they’ve delivered fun gameplay ten fold to answer that challenge.
Air drops with security drones, ammo, camo, credit from ATM’s for running around the map and keeping a perimeter, getting a good gun quickly, upgrading it multiple times with ease, and getting infected then cured or dying are just a few of the experiences you can expect per second as 60 frames per second hit you on the Xbox ONE Call of Duty Zombies experience that is Advanced Warfare Havoc’s Outbreak Exo Zombies map. This is a straight forward approach to Zombies with less jumping through hoops and more getting into the meat of the action with friends. A couple of decent players who know what they are doing can hold an entire team at least several rounds in until deeper strategy is accomplished by said team – meaning this is a fun pick up and play experience even if you haven’t learned the map yet.
Advanced types of Zombies as players go further and further push the line forward for romanticizing the dark demonic look Activision is getting away with here. We love it. To keep up with increasing zombie health and difficulty players must maintain upgrades as before but now it feels much more balanced and ideal plus a different looking, different acting breed of Zombie every once in a while doesn’t hurt. For people who may have got bored too quickly with the sheer difficulty and a-typical logic puzzle / strategy aspects of past Zombies entries, this new Exo Zombies is definitely going to be more enjoyable for you. For those who loved the never-ending upgrades and murdering Zombies with long-form strategy, there’s none of that missing here – it’s just Easter Eggs aren’t part of the main requirement to play anymore, they’re actually Easter Eggs.
Lilith is the best playable character by far with the quickest speed, and is played by Hollywood personality Rose McGowan. Every character is pretty interesting in their own way though and has some often hilarious and colorful dialogue, so hearing things like “I fu%&ng hate ATLAS Corporation”, dropping F – bombs, or yelling out “F@&k You!” after rage killing a nearly triumphant horde of Zombies. The top quality acting from its cast makes the game more cinematic and the overall experience maintains immersion because of this.
Many Power-ups and pick-ups exist in the game including but not limited to the DNA Bomb, Full Reload, Rocket Assault Drone, Power Surge (when everything in the game becomes 10 credits, any weapon, anywhere, even mystery boxes), and more. When you open up new areas Zombies find new ways to show up, even though a new round hasn’t even started yet. This keeps even veterans on their toes as they feel its safe, leave a crawler, and run deeper within the map for resource gathering purposes. You still have to pay to open up doors, and exactly which doors you choose to open will dramatically change how many rounds your team survives.
As usual, getting multi-kills, headshots, and using the pistol / stabbing combination early on are essential strategies to starting off with maximum efficiency and the best chance of going the distance. Every few rounds there’s a dog zombies round. Zombies who will bite players and infect them happen every few rounds as well. If this happens to you, get to the Decontamination Pad within 60 seconds to heal or you’re dead. Extra credits for killing zombies w/ Melee, DNA Bomb, headshots, or explosives, especially in combination for multi-kills, are non-stop incentives to the fast paced action.
As for the deeper strategy breakdown within Outbreak, one player gets a hold of the Nano Machine bubble putting Zombies into slow motion and damaging them while another gets the Drones and decoys them at the same time forcing all of the Zombies to be attracted into this bubble area damage effect while all four players focus LMG (Light Machine Gun) gunfire onto them. All four players should take advantage of reduced pricing from Power Surge when needed in order to quickly gain access to and upgrade weapons of choice.
Pro Tip: Do NOT Open the Administration Wing door with the containment pad on the other side of it if you want to attempt the more straightforward logical strategies most players are familiar with. That means, get on the mic and tell everybody else not to open the door as well. This door actually ends up being the sweet spot and safe zone complete with cure to infection, weapon upgrade, and if not opened this door servers as the only wall and barrier blocking what otherwise becomes a never-ending barrage of Zombies coming up from your team’s behind.
Upgrading weapons over and over is of course the only way to deal with the escalation of Zombie intensity through later rounds. Each upgrade is costly though at 2,500 each. It’s best to get LMG’s or weapons of choice using the Mystery Box (AKA 3D Printer) before upgrading, and also to do the upgrade when out of ammo so it serves as killing two birds with one stone. That being said, it’s even better to wait it out and accomplish grabbing the Full Reload pick-up bonus for the entire team and doing the majority of weapon purchasing / upgrading during Power Surge (similar to Fire Sale from old Zombies modes) that way optimal spending can commence. Use the free ammo and reloading that the game gives you as much as possible and spend on getting the team into proper roles fully geared up that way when the round is over 30 before you know it – everyone is prepared to tough it out for many more rounds in this one spot. It’s unclear what round this spot will be good to, feel free to comment below if you’ve been playing it and have gotten very high.
Of course, Outbreak is only one part of the Havoc DLC offered for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and while we decided to focus the majority of this 1500 word Review on Outbreak we would be remiss to not mention the additional features of the Havoc DLC pack Available Now on Xbox One.
ALL Included in Havoc DLC Pack:
Co-op Exo Zombies Mode & 1st Map:
- Outbreak (Starring Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton, John Malkovich, and John Bernthal.)
Competitive Multiplayer Maps:
- Including the AE4 Widowmaker (AE4 controlled energy assault rifle)
Ascendance, Supremacy, and Reckoning are still coming to Xbox One first, and this Havoc DLC will eventually be made available for PlayStation and PC platforms, but if you’re fortunate enough to be playing Outbreak on your Xbox One copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare right now you know what I’m about to say. Sledgehammer Games and High Moon Studios have redefined Zombies in a great way. Four multiplayer maps plus new weapons and a masterpiece entry into the Zombies legacy makes for a totally solid value proposition. We hope to see the franchise continue to take this gameplay direction in DLC as well as full games. Our only worry is that this game will mainly be purchased to play this new form of Zombies and there could only end up being 4 maps total created for it. This seems like a problem and admittedly hurt the score a bit of an otherwise great experience, and while we wish Advanced Warfare included more Zombies maps in either the original Advanced Warfare or in these DLC packs, we are still happy to be fortunate enough to experience this creation and compel others to try the same. I applaud Activision for funding titles that are becoming more and more fun with less emphasis on the meticulous parts of play and more on the reward of teamwork and elite success through firepower.
Havoc – Multiplayer DLC Trailer:
Exo Zombies – Outbreak Trailer:
Overall Score: 8.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Sledgehammer Games / High Moon Studios
Available On: Xbox One Exclusive
Xbox One Exclusive: At this time no other platforms DLC release date are confirmed.
Played On: Microsoft Xbox One
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game’s downloadable content was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Apparently an alleged screenshot of an in game message in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, is doing the rounds on the internet. It states that the online servers for the game will be disconnected on the 15th of May and June for Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively.
If you still play Black Ops 2 don’t be alarmed though, as the picture is 100% fake. According to Activision’s support account on twitter, the photo is doctored and fans have “nothing to worry about”.
@snuggymafia Hey there. This is a doctored photo. You have nothing to worry about. ^DL
— Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) January 23, 2015
So all is well. If you prefer to play the multiplayer of Treyarch’s 2012 entry in the long running franchise — or planned on picking it up, then you can. No attempts to force you to get the disappointing Call of Duty: Ghosts or irritating Advanced Warfare are being made. Not yet anyway.
-is a new 2 versus 2 double skirmish competitive multiplayer mode announced by Bungie and will be available for the week in Crucible. Jump in with one of your best friends, fam, or partners and get your game on as a two man army with Level Advantages Disabled, Small Team Tactics, and the ability to Revive your team mate. Why are we doing this? Because New Monarchy seeks those capable of reclaiming the frontier, one battle at a time, that’s why. Rewards include Crucible Gear, Crucible Marks, Crucible Reputation, and of course you can earn rep for your company if wearing their mark – which should be the New Monarchy for your main since the World Order will soon be achieved, have you seen the value of the Euro lately?
Our New Monarchy will be established soon to usher in the next Era, so get ready for the first experimental game mode from Destiny to celebrate the beginning of a series of experimental game modes which will be released soon according to Lars Bakken (Lead Designer at Bungie) who also gave a few more hints about what to expect in Dual Duel, calling it “a slower burn with more explosive pockets.”
- Doubles is the first experiment
- More New theoretical game modes coming soon
- Two Guardian Fireteams
- Heavy ammo appears once a match
- Revives enabled
“It’s a gun game. Lars advises you to rely more on your wits, your weapon, and a strategy shared with only one other player. “Your Supers will come back more slowly because you’re not getting as many actions per minute as you would in a game of Control.”” – Bungie
“Space Magic will be at a premium. Use it wisely for the big plays. The most you’ll ever score is a Double Down, so make it count.” – Bungie
Bungie has announced that the new difficulty mode for Crota’s End on Destiny (its latest Raid available as a part of the Destiny Season Pass) has been attempted over half a million times. More than 3 million players have jumped in and one team in particular managed to get it done first within less than half an hour, and with proof that there was no exploiting seen in the footage below.
Destiny gamers face off in what Bungie is calling a race to the death (more specifically ‘Death Race 2015’ were their exact words). In just a few days New Guns and Gear as well as up to Level 33 will be unlocked as players experience Hard Mode of the Crota’s End Raid. The following is a comprehensive list of unlockable gear being added to the game for free through the 220.127.116.11 Destiny Update on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live respectively for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 players of Activision and Bungie’s newest franchise.
Auto Rifle: Abyss Defiant
“We will not go quietly.”
Scout Rifle: Fang of Ir YÛT
“This is the shape and the point of the tooth: nothing has ever lived that will not die.”
Pulse Rifle: Oversoul Edict
“The light of the will of Crota shines down like a vast and inverse sun.”
Hand Cannon: Word of Crota
“There was life, and He spoke unto it, and it was silent, and lived no more.”
“Hard Mode is also the only place to obtain “Crux of Crota,” the final piece needed to upgrade the Eidolon Ally (the gun formerly known as Husk of the Pit) to its full, Necrochasmic glory” – Bungie
Auto Rifle Upgrades: Husk of the Pit >> Necrochasm
“Eternity is very close. Can you feel yourself slipping?”
Ship: Bane of the Dark Gods
Excerpt from Deej Official Bungie Weekly Update for Destiny:
Finally, there’s also a Hard Mode Exclusive color palette for your gear. It’s called Glowhoo. The first of you to earn it gets to show it off.
- On Your Marks!
- Tuesday, January 20th
- Update 18.104.22.168. will set the table. Patch Notes will be published when it’s available for download.
Wednesday, January 21st
Follow us on Twitter. There will be a manual start for Hard Mode. I’ll swing from vine to vine in our studio and give you a glimpse at what it’s like when we push big red buttons. Our target will be 10AM Pacific (West Coast). Just like you, we hit most of what we shoot for. Nevertheless, stay tuned.”
2015 Championship Trailer of Call of Duty.
Everyday there is a new issue in the community, whether it be the in the gaming community, Youtube community, or even national community issues, they all tend to have a common set, Censorship. We all hate being censored, it’s true, but yet there is always someone or something that will shut out your censorship freedom. It’s been going on for awhile but gamers and video game developers everywhere are just now starting to take notice, why? Well if you read my resent post, Targets in Australia removed GTA 5 from their shelves. But why? Who would vote to do this?
Well ironically it is the sites that publishers have been supporting, and the funny part is these sites are not supporting the games like they should be, in fact some of the sites like Gawker, Vox Media, and UBM TechWeb are some of the few in question, because they too in fact are pushing for stores to remove certain games from store shelves. And while Publishers do nothing they lose millions to these sites who push to remove the consumer ability to purchase these games in stores, “YOUR right” may I add to retain the ability to purchase these games. WAKE UP, because before you know it the rights we fought for will be gone in a heartbeat and video games won’t be as censorship free as they are now.
The Trailer for Destiny’s first Expansion Pack “The Dark Below” is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition:
If you read the title then you are definitely reading what I am typing. Yes, Activision is indeed claiming copyright on YouTube Users for posting Glitches from Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Sounds crazy right? Well unfortunately it is not. If you are indeed one of those YouTube users who enjoys Call of Duty Glitch hunting, then you are shat out of luck in this new installment. It seems as though Activision is pushing more toward removing these videos more so than fixing the glitches themselves, even though these videos themselves are some of the easiest and simplest ways to show them that there is a bug or 2 or maybe 50 still left in the game. All Judgment aside (from me of course) All Call of Duty games have had a major glitch spot and or spots, whether its in Black Ops 2 Zombies mode in the hidey holes in Die Rise, or in Modern warfare 2 where you could scale the Highrise to the tippy top of the building. Each one has one, and think back on where you first saw it or heard of it. Of course it was from a friend but you know exactly where he saw it, that’s right, YouTube. So why all of a sudden is Activision taking notice of these videos and just now acknowledging them? Well who knows. Maybe it isn’t there choice entirely, maybe Sledgehammer games is putting well, the sledgehammer down on these videos, maybe they don’t want the mass to see these mistakes. Who knows, what I do know though is if your one to make 20+ Glitch videos on Cod games your going to have to find another topic, cause this new realization from Activision may just get your channel removed… or worse… Sledge-banned. Bumm bumm bummmm.
Exo Zombies Trailer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developer(s): Sledgehammer Games
Release Date (NA): November 4th, 2014
The Dark Below with DrCrispy93 Trailer of Destiny.
Genre(s): Action role playing, first person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Release Date (NA): September 9, 2014
The Dark Below Preview Trailer of Destiny.
Genre(s): Action role playing, first person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Release Date (NA): September 9, 2014