Call of Duty: Ghosts – Free Onslaught trial starts today

Try four new maps, a new weapon and the first part of the Extinction saga

Your Call of Duty: Ghosts experience gets a little bigger this weekend, as the first downloadable content “Onslaught” free trial begins for our PlayStation fans! The trial begins at 6pm on Friday and ends at 6pm on Monday – simply head to the PlayStation Store during those times to grab your download.

There’s also some great news if you don’t already own Call of Duty: Ghosts – exclusively for PlayStation Plus members, you can get 20% off the PlayStation 3 version of Ghosts from 25th – 28th April. If you pick up your copy this weekend, you’ll also be able to join in with the free Onslaught trial.

Want to know what’s on offer in Onslaught before you download? Here’s a rundown on what to expect from this weekend.

Four new maps come as part of Onslaught – Fog, Bayview, Ignition and Containment. Fog brings in the eeriness of a camp near a lake, and has a fun secret in store for player’s brave enough to complete the map’s Field Orders can discover. Ignition is a map inspired by Scrapyard – one of the fan favourite maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Bayview is set in a Californian boardwalk, offering plenty of vantage points for Snipers and lots of buildings to traverse for players who like to get up close and personal. Bayview also has a moving trolley bus to provide you with some mobile cover. Containment is all about the bridge in the centre of the map, allowing you to fight over the long sight lines between the two sides of the map, or sneak under the bridge to get to the opposing team’s flank.

The Onslaught trial also includes a new weapon – The Maverick. This new weapon let’s you choose the style best for your playstyle, offering both a stable reliable Assault Rifle version and a Sniper Rifle with an advanced scope.

Onslaught also begins the first episode of the four part Extinction story, Nightfall. This new Extinction map introduces two new major enemies, a number of new mechanics, and one of the biggest enemies ever seen in the Call of Duty series – the Breeder.

That’s everything on offer in Onslaught for this special trial weekend – so make sure you set some time aside so you don’t miss it. Let us know what part of Onslaught you’re most looking forward to playing in the comments below – see you online.

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First year in about 8 when I have traded my Call Of Duty game in just a few months after release. Ghosts was so poor, I hope the next iteration is better.

Plus I remember when DLC was 400 MSP (about £2 or something).. not the ridiculous £10 it is now-a-days. I’m sure people will have fun in the short term, but the CoD franchise needs to think about long-term repercussions. It has already forced me and alot of CoD ‘veterans’ over to BF for fulltime FPS gaming, even though we all used to play in Call Of Duty leagues, such as the WGL; which in itself is a huge failure if you push us with bad games to your competitors.

alice_push_lara2 25 April, 2014 @ 11:39

timed exclusive thing makes you lose customers.
better rethink your deal with M$

theo_andravida 25 April, 2014 @ 11:43

Best call of duty game was call of duty 2 and a little bit call of duty 4 modern warfare.The cod is ridiculous now , after cod4 modern warfare i stopped buying cod , and turned to others like bf and killzone.Now , me and a lot of friends of mine , all turned from cod to battlefield4 and killzone shadow fall.We are really enjoying playing fps right now!

moriarty1975 25 April, 2014 @ 12:30

Always amazed at people who read a post about a game they don’t like or play & feel the need to leave a reply.

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:09

is it live now anyone check???

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:18

how can it include the first part of the (lame) extinction saga when it was already included in ghosts?

and this is a very lame mode, bring back survival on all the MP maps then mabe i buy your expensive dlc :D

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:19

its up in the store btw, you have to search for onslaught its 1,2gb

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No ps4 discount? I’d buy it if there was one….

Love playing Ghosts, but not interested in paying that much for four ‘small to medium’ maps. All these map-packs are overpriced. Done buying them.

Hated Black Ops one and two because of the map size. Some of the Ghosts maps are more like the old WaW maps, which was the last CoD I actually liked.

moriarty1975 25 April, 2014 @ 13:15

Yeah, its on the store now killerbee

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:26

any idea why its 2 downloads?

moriarty1975 25 April, 2014 @ 13:35

One is the russian/polish version, other one is for everyone else. no need to download both.

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:24

see you online mriarty1975 i am noobkiller my k/d is 5.8

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 13:44

>One is the russian/polish version, other one is for everyone else. no need to download both.
how is one supposed to know this? how does such stuff pass quality control?
thanks for the info :)

killerbee72x 25 April, 2014 @ 14:45

the exctinction map is suprisingly good/average, not as bad as i thought. the mp maps sadly do not add anything new to ghost. how can they ask 50 for this season pass? it isnt worth it this time.


What the point of this i already got this as part of season pass, This DLC Not selling very well is that why.

moriarty1975 25 April, 2014 @ 17:14

If anyone is having problems installing or using the trial have a look at this thread on the forums :

How did cod ghosts become a game that turned players back to previous versions of cod ? a huge ammount of enjoyment was gained from all the previous versions but ghosts lacks something “FUN” it now sits on the shelf unplayed and i personally along with many friend have gone back to blops 1 even though you have allowed it to be hacked ! it is still a lot of entertainment to us all every night. Roll on blops 3

dark_angel69 27 April, 2014 @ 15:30

Nothing ever happens the same a second time. For me CoD4 was the greatest CoD I played. After that it all went downhill. WAW was great for it’s zombies so it kept that game strong for me but the multiplayer wasn’t as fun as CoD4. Even tho Black Ops had the WAW maps, it just wasn’t the same. The first of everything is always the best. After that it’s just better to move onto something new. That’s just how I feel about it anyway.


How I can play in it

Lost_Highway17 28 April, 2014 @ 03:07

How do you get it and by the way thanks for the trial


Do I need to be a Plus Member to play the Trial? I hope not, when Killzone SF got a free weekend it didn’t need a Plus subscription.

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