Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC comes to the PC later this month

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision has announced that the Havoc DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will launch for the PC on February 26. The expansion pack will include four new multiplayer maps, the AE4 "direct energy assault rifle" and the Widowmaker custom variant, and the long-awaited co-op multiplayer mode Exo Zombies.

First things first, the maps:

Core: Get up close or keep your distance as you battle through the wreckage of a nuclear power plant in the Gobi desert.

Urban: A close-quarters free-for-all in the futuristic mega-structure of Dallas Ward 3, where verticality highlights the capabilities of the exoskeleton.

Sideshow: An open battleground in a clown-themed inn. That's right, clowns. Hey, it happens.

Drift: An all-out firefight in a high-altitude ski resort, complete with a "map-altering timed event."

And then of course there are the zombies in the exoskeletons, from which is derived the new Exo Zombies co-op mode. Players will team up to battle hordes of power-armored undead, in a story about a bioweapon gone horribly wrong voiced by John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and some dude named John Bernthal.

Speaking of zombies, did you know that the Call of Duty fan favorite mode actually almost didn't happen? Totally true. You can read about it here.

Assuming it goes for the same price as the timed-exclusive Xbox versions that came out last month, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC will set you back $15, and is also available as part of the $50 season pass.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.