Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Absolution – DLC3 – My Review

Last night while I was playing Zombies, I got a notification in game that the new DLC for COD was now out; Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Absolution.  Kind of a weird time to release it.  I think it was around midnight my time, EST.  Whatever.  

I went to download it and even though it really wasn’t that big of a file it was taking forever.  So I ended up not even being able to play until about 2 hours ago.

For as long as I have playing Call of Duty, they have always had 4 maps per DLC and 1 zombie map.

Unless of course they didn’t have zombies in the game!  I believe even in the original Call of Duty Black ops they added a few extra maps in some packs.

The same goes with Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Absolution. We have 4 regular map packs and one zombie pack.

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 the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, 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.

Essentially all 4 maps are pretty big, the graphics again are fantastic – I love Bermuda because its settled right in the ocean. I would say the biggest out of the 4 would have to be Permafrost or Fore. Fore is ginormous. In domination, By the time I capped the first flag and was on my way to the last outer flag, the other team took the first and the middle flag. Needless to say this is going to take a lot of team work.

Now I don’t agree with camping, but what I could agree with and be okay with is staying around certain flags that get attacked the most. C tends to just be left alone, while A and B get hit the most.

I got killed a lot on Permafrost because this is not just a one level universe. Its multiple levels. So while you are catching, say, C, you have to not only worry about people coming in to kill you from the various doorways on the ground floor (and there are a lot!) but also the upper floor where the ceiling is taken out and they also have several ways to come in and attack.

I am definitely a run and gun kind of girl – I don’t like standing in one place for too long, but on Permafrost you definitely have to use a certain skill set to keep from getting killed so much. Check your corners!

Usually what I do for every single DLC for every single COD is I do a test run.

I spend 10-15 minutes in a custom game – no enemies, no team mates. I just go around and see whats up! Not only hiding spots and entryways but I like to see the map and how its designed. I do this for each map.

Then I create a custom game, domination, TDM, whatever it doesn’t matter. 5 friendlies. 5 enemies. Put the timer on so that the game lasts 10-15 minutes long. Then I play against AI. This gives you a better feel as to where enemies can come sneaking out from.

Always have done this, probably always will!

Once I get familiar with the maps I go ahead and play online.

Overall I think all of the maps are pretty spectacular, but I definitely think that those campers are going to have a field day with Permafrost. All those nooks and crannies and levels and places you can back into and just.. sit. Yea, haha I have a feeling this map is going to piss me off the most!

So far I have not played the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Absolution zombies map. Ill try that out later and post a review then.  In the meantime here are a few random images.