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[Neowin] Halloween's Michael Myers pops up in first Call of Duty Ghosts DLC pack

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Activision's press release says that Onslaught will have four multiplayer maps. One is called Bayview, set in a fictional California coast town, while another is called Containment, which features a war torn Mexican village. The third map is Ignition, a remake of the Scrapyard map from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The final map, Fog, is the most interesting. It's set in a spooky rural location, complete with a cabin in the woods. If a player finds and completes a special Field Order in the map, they get transformed into Michael Myers, the white masked serial killer from the long running Halloween movie series. The map even starts playing the iconic music theme from those films when this transformation happens.

The pack also comes with a new weapon, Maverick, that can be turned into an assault or sniper rifle. Finally, it contains a new map for the ongoing alien invasion co-op campaign Extinction. Titled Nightfall, it takes place in a base in Alaska and features new weapons and two new alien monsters to fight.
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Interesting. Very interested to see how the new weapon is implemented with the DLC, and if they'll do it for another DLC as well.
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Why Michael Myers? Isn't the kitchen knife his weapon of choice anyway? The setting is more fitting for Jason though, since it is in the woods with cabins and fog everywhere.
Edited by c0nnection - 1/13/14 at 11:18pm
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I'll never buy the game buy myers is cool.
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Wouldn't be a terrible game if it wasn't so awfully optimized. With all the settings as low as they will possibly go I still drop into the 30-40 fps range while scoped in on certain areas of maps. Sovereign is particularly bad. I used to think it was my 5870 (now have a 290x)... but nothing changed. It appears I'm cpu limited; 5ghz 8350 apparently is not enough. I would expect this from an rts or something... but a cod game? really??
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Levolution envy, anybody?
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Why Michael Myers? Isn't the kitchen knife his weapon of choice anyway? The setting is more fitting for Jason though, since it is in the woods with cabins and fog everywhere.

Its a nod to the old skool "michael myers" game mode that players used to organize back in the days of COD4 and 5. The developers slightly tweaked multiplayer in later games and it never worked that well. The idea was everyone was on the same team apart from one guy (michael myers) who had to hunt down all the other players using just his knife. MM was allowed to use perks that made him faster and more agile. Its seems daft but it was essential hide and seek in a video game and was great fun. The last man standing is allowed to fight back and would get the chance to play as Michael Myers next round.
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Looks awesome imho, horror style element, new maps. new Extinction mode. Will be grabbing the season pass on PS4.
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