Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest title in the popular shooter franchise, introduced a game mode known as Extinction. Extinction puts players against aliens, and the first DLC for Extinction will arrive on January 28.
This DLC, which is the first of four planned Extinction DLC episodes and will be a part of the “Onslaught” DLC expansion, is titled “Nightfall.” Nightfall takes place at an Alaskan research base, where the Nightfall Program is investigating the origins of the aliens. Now, since this is an isolated facility in a video game, it should come as no surprise that things go horribly wrong, which is where the gameplay comes in—players join an elite team of soldiers in their mission to get the intel from the base and defeat the aliens.
According to information that has been released, Nightfall continues the Extinction storyline and features two new characters, who will encounter two new alien species, a new weapon, and “a three-story tall terror unlike anything they’ve seen before.”
The gameplay is standard Call of Duty fare, and the complete Onslaught expansion also includes four new maps for multiplayer and the Maverick dual-purpose assault/sniper rifle. Between the story and the gameplay, “Nightfall” should be well-received by fans.