The March DLC for Call of Duty ELITE Premium members will include three pieces of unique content to Modern Warfare 3. This month is particularly special since it is the first time ever that a Spec Ops mission has been released as part of a DLC package. Alongside that, March is also the month where all previous 6 content drops will be released to non-premium ELITE members as part of a full Map Pack Collection which we are all used to.
Content Drop 1 & 2 Release Dates:
Xbox 360 Elite Subscriber: 13th March 2012
PlayStation 3 Elite Subscriber: 12th April 2012
Xbox 360: 20th March 2012 (As part of a full map pack)
PlayStation 3: 19th April 2012 (As part of a full map pack)
PC: Likely not until April (As part of a Full Map Pack DLC)
With the new Call of Duty: Elite service that was launched alongside Modern Warfare 3 and the whole new Drop system you should check our article here for how it all works: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/news/mw3-content-season-how-the-content-drops-and-content-collections-will-work-and-roadmap/
The first piece of content in the drop is a new multiplayer map called “Black Box“. “Battle beside and through the wreckage of a downed Air Force One in “Black Box.” Multi-level homes overlook the neighboring streets, creating a deadly kill zone for players on the ground. With clear sight lines from house to house, however, snipers are far from safe, with counter-sniping an ever-present threat to their dominance. Those that prefer close-quarters combat can succeed in the tight confines of the crashed airplane or in hunting down enemies posted up within any of the surrounding homes.” Black Box is a great map for both main variety of players, Long Range snipers and close quarter fighters making it a map that everyone can love!
The second piece of content for this drop is a Spec Ops mission is called “Black Ice”. Shred ice from aboard your snowmobile as you infiltrate a Russian diamond mine in the Special Ops mission, “Black Ice.” Melt more than snow when you plant high-grade explosives to shut the mine down forever. Hint: This one ends with a bang! This marks the first time Special Ops has been made downloadable online in franchise history. We’ve seen the snowmobile missions before in Modern Warfare 2 and they definitely were great fun so Black Box has to live up to expectations!
The last piece of content in this drop is another brand new Spec Ops mission called “Negotiator“. Cash in all your karma as you head to India for high-stakes hostage extraction in “Negotiator,” an all-new Special Ops mission in which you’ll breach-and-clear rooms and navigate surface streets to secure the safety of your VIPs. There are loads of hostages to keep you on your ties with this mission, the best way to describe Negotiator is this: “A badass breachfest!”.
The Spec Ops missions will be playable solo or as a Co-Op just like with other Spec Ops missions already available in Modern Warfare 3. You will have to go into the Co-Op section of Modern Wafare 3 in order to play them.
Note: You can still become an Elite member after the Drops have been released and still get all the Drops that have been and will be released. Otherwise you will be able to purchase all content via map packs at later dates, the first Map Pack will be released on March 20th for Xbox and include the first 6 content drops, more info on that here. Then you can purchase it through the PlayStation Network, XBOX Live or Steam (For PC users).
As well as the new content, 6 new Trophies (PS3) and Achievements (Xbox) have been added for the two new Spec Ops missions:
- Shotgun Diplomacy: Complete the Special Ops mission “Negotiator” on any difficulty. (15G)
- Not on My Watch: Rescue all the hostages in the Special Ops mission “Negotiator”. (25G)
- Skilled Negotiator: Complete the Special Ops mission “Negotiator” on Veteran difficulty. (35G)
- Slippery Slope: Complete the “Black Ice” Special Ops mission on any difficulty. (15G)
- A Baker’s Dozen: Run over and kill 13 enemies with the snowmobile in the “Black Ice” Special Ops mission. (35G)
- Ice in Your Veins: Complete the “Black Ice” Special Ops mission on Veteran difficulty. (35G)
All Elite Members: Free
Xbox 360: 1200 Microsoft Points (In full map pack)
PlayStation3: $15 (In full map pack)
PC: $15 (In full map pack)
Let us know what you think of the new content in the comments below! What do you think about spec ops missions being a part of the DLC?