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Modern Warfare 3: Content Drops 13, 14 & 15

Like Face Off? Then you’ll love ELITE Content Drops 13 – 15 as it features 3 brand new maps for the brand new game mode as well as a new Spec Ops mission which is offering some exciting and unique gameplay! Don’t worry though if Face Off isn’t your thing as Mark Rubin has confirmed that no more Face Off maps will be coming to Modern Warfare 3, instead standard multiplayer maps will be returing in the next content drops.

Drops 13-15 will be the first to be create the third content collection map pack for Modern Warfare 3.

Content Drops 13 – 15 Release Dates:

Xbox 360 Elite Subscriber: 19th June 2012
PlayStation 3 Elite Subscriber: 19th July 2012
Xbox 360: Somepoint in July as part of Map Pack 3.
PlayStation 3: Somepoint in August as part of Map Pack 3.
PC: Somepoint in August as part of Map Pack 3.

The first piece of new content (ELITE DROP 13) is the Spec Ops mission called “Arctic Recon”. Requiring surgical precision by air, land, and sea, this new Special Ops mission tasks you with destroying a Russian battleship by planting beacons for an air strike. Take control of a recon helicopter to reveal the beacon locations before fighting off forces on the ground to ensure the ship never leaves port. This mission requires two players so make sure you select your teammate wisely!

Arctic Recon

Next up we have ELITE DROP 14 which for some weird reason consists of two pieces of content: “Vortex” and “U-Turn”. In Vortex no storm shelter can keep you safe, the all-new “Face Off” map that places you just outside the danger zone of a devastating tornado. This one reminds us of Overgrown from previous Modern Warfare games!

An old ranch house sits threatened by the approach of a raging tornado. The front porch and sprawling shrubbery intensifies combat to the south with a tight line of sight. An open field stretches across the north, with a cornfield and central hill obscuring visuals, making ambush an ever-present threat.


Vortex Tactical View

U-Turn is a bombed-out, gridlocked highway provides a perfect backdrop for combatants on this all-new “Face Off” map, where oil fields burn black high above six-lanes’ worth of abandoned cars, buses and paths for attack.

A militarized highway cuts across a burning oil field, with damaged vehicles strewn about four vertical lanes. Minimal overhead cover increases the threat of aerial killstreaks and the surrounding clutter makes detection much more difficult. Keep a low profile, sweep the area, and get the jump on your target.


U-Turn Tactical View

ELITE DROP 15: A New York bridge overpass provides the backdrop for this all-new “Face Off” map, Intersection in which an ultra-condensed 2-block battle zone allows players to fight on the first and second floors of surrounding apartments and bombed-out bodegas.

Four buildings circle a large cross street, encouraging players to dig in and fight it out across the map. Race out into the open and expect to quickly come under fire. Stick to the interior, protect your position with ground explosives, and book it only when the enemy starts pushing toward your location.


Intersection Tactical View

Three brand new Achievement / Trophies have also been added to the game as a result of the Arctic Recon Spec Ops mission:

  • Stay Frosty: Complete the “Arctic Recon” Special Ops mission on any difficulty. (15G)
  • Sub Zero: Complete the “Arctic Recon” Special Ops mission on Veteran difficulty.
  • dr0n3d: Complete the “Arctic Recon” Special Ops mission in under 3:30.

How do I get it the drops?

If you are an Elite premium member then the next time you go into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer you will get a message saying that new content is available and then it will download it automatically. If not then make sure you visit the “Store” menu option where you should be presented with a message. The content will roll out slowly around the world so don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t show up straight away.

There is more detailed information on how to download it here for Elite members on this page.

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.

If you are not an Elite member then you will need to wait till the content is released as part of a map pack which will include 5 pieces of content. Then you can purchase it through the PlayStation Network, XBOX Live or Steam (For PC users).


  • ajdhdj

    I didnt pay $60 for core game modes. Make a hardcore version of face off and a lot more people will be happy. Where is the multiplayer map? Wtf???

  • ahshdjdj

    Face off is weak. More people would play if you made a hardcore mode. Garbage!!!

  • bob

    What a waste of $60!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002288515604 Emre Köse

    But where is the classified content.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/mappackscod CoDMapPacksAdmin

      Classified content means they don’t know what the content will be yet so they mark it as classified, it unfortunatley doesn’t mean it will be a massive supprise. In this case the classified piece of content (Drop 15) is the Itersection Face Off Map.

  • Addleigh

    Face off – horrible mode and waste of download. Give us maps or roll them into norm online play with 6 on 6. Get rid of face off mode all together. You guys are right Elite sucks the big one. At this rate we will only be getting a possible 10-11 maps of actual standard/hardcore play by the time it’s all done. Will never buy Elite again if this is what there going to do. Bring on black ops two and lets hope it is better for DLC content and they don’t apply MW3 DLC content down load. With that said Arctic spec ops mission rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dimitri.myers.33 Dimitri Myers

      Addleigh, You hate because you cant even come to comprehension with how much the face off map packs have stunted camping tactics and allow for great friendly play and great qs lobby’s if you hate mw3 so much go back to black ops and suck the big one with how terrible and laggy the lobbys and maps are!

  • AJA

    ajdhdj – hardcore is wack! Addleigh – don’t hate face face off just because u r wack! Ur garbage!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimitri.myers.33 Dimitri Myers

    I would love to know how my elite clan is lvl 31 and yet only a few members have recieved your new emblems. i have seen lower lvl clans with them and yet i dont have them. It makes me feel like my paying for Elite premium was a waste of money and time…this isnt a complaint just a question has anyone else experienced and solved this problem? i would love for a solution.

    • RB

      dimitri did you find a fix? i have the same problem. clan is leveling but im not getting the new emblems. let me know