Review: Call of Duty Elite DLC Drop 8
I’m pretty sure Activison have been reading my reviews, last time round I called out for something different with the content and all of a sudden Chaos Mode is thrown our way, sweet.
Currently Chaos Mode is available on 4 maps: Resistance, Village, Underground and Dome. You begin with two minutes and are armed with a pistol and tactical knife, but don’t worry you’ll have other weapons in no time. You are also given extra health and three last stand bonuses to keep you going.
The purpose of the game is to get the best score possible, to do that you need to increase your multiplier as much as possible. There are plenty of ways to boost your multiplier from killing, picking up a new weapon, collecting a care package and activating a sentry gun, which will all see your multiplier jump up to improve your score. Everytime your multiplier bonuses hit 10x, you will receive a new perk, including sleight of hand and faster health regeneration. Care packages arrive from friendly sources fairly often and they can provide anything from sentry guns to time bonuses.
To keep that multiplier you’ll have to keep doing things, otherwise the Activity Meter will start to drop and if it empties out you will lose all your bonus as well as your multiplier. Two minutes doesn’t feel like a very long time, but when the timer hits zero it doesn’t have to end there as long as your activity meter is still going as well as the multiplier, then the game will keep going until you can’t take anymore. I had a lot of fun in this mode and I’m glad there was something different in this month’s content. Hopefully we’ll get to see this across more maps in the future, until then I’ll just be jealous of everyone else’s score.
No new content would be complete without some Special Ops missions and this month you get another two missions.
First up is Light ‘em up. A VIP has been captured and detained within Makarov’s castle, and it’s up to you to breach the fortress and get him out. This is the first Special Ops mission that allows you to fly a heicopter – using your night vision you’ll take out as many of the opposition as possible before landing to rescue the VIP. Once you have got inside and rescued the target you’ll need to fight your way back out, if you are playing with a friend they will be giving you air support before you lay down a smoke marker for an airstrike to destroy the compound. This was a fairly short mission, but was frantic and good fun.
Special Delivery sees an allied flight crew deep beind enemy lines helplessly awaiting their fate at a nearby crash site. Your job? To clear out the enemy with the aid of an osprey dropping care packages and providing air support. This is the most brutal Special Ops mission I have played, there are enemies everywhere and what feels like hundreds of Juggernauts - it’s a brilliant mission, but you will have to be at your best if you are going to survive.
Overall, this was an excellent pack, Chaos mode is a lot of fun and the two missions were excellent. There is ony one more pack to go now, but it’s fair to say that if you have signed up to Elite, you’ve got your monies worth.
Review: Call of Duty Elite DLC Drop 8 Results
What we liked:
Chaos Mode is a welcome addition
What we disliked:
Some multiplayer maps would have been nice