In its yearly attempt to break yet more pre-order records Activision have announced the pre-order bonus content for its next Call of Duty game. To entice you to put in an order for Ghosts, the publisher is offering a multiplayer map with a twist: the entire map is a collapsing skyscraper. No, not that other collapsing skyscraper. A different one.
The Free Fall map has all the game’s players inside the skyscraper, which makes it very different from that other shooter’s destructeriffic centrepiece. As players merrily slaughter each other over the numerous levels of the building, the skyscraper will further deteriorate, falling on its side with players inside. If you were wondering what Infinity Ward meant when they promised ‘dynamic multiplayer events’, well now you know.
“The brand-new Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer map Free Fall drops you into a shattered skyscraper on the brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets.” explain Infinity Ward.
“Free Fall’s close-quarters combat and frenetic action are thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match, an example of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic multiplayer events.
“With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.”
So Call of Duty: Ghosts’ shattering monolith is nothing like its rivals. No sir. Not that me saying that will prevent half the internet using this latest tidbit as proof that DICE’s shooter is the king and Call of Duty is just a poor little pauper. For those feeling more positive about causing havoc inside a tumbling office block, you’ll be able to do so when Ghosts hits in November. Provided you hit that pre-order button, of course.