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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).


Arctic Recon Spec Ops Mission

Confirmed June Content for Xbox 360 ELITE: 1 Spec Ops Mission & 3 New Face Off Maps

Arctic Recon Spec Ops Mission

Update: View our full post on ELITE Content Drops 13 – 15 (June DLC For 360) here: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/news/modern-warfare-3-content-drops-13-14-15/

Original: Mark Rubin over at Infinity Ward has reveled details about the June Content Drops for XBOX 360 ELITE Premium members today ahead of the ELITE Content Calendar.

We should expect one brand new Spec Ops mission and three new maps for the Face Off mode which was added last month for Xbox 360 players.

Spec Ops Mission:

  • Arctic Recon

Face Off Maps:

  • Vortex
  • U-Turn
  • Intersection

The 4 new pieces of content will be available tomorrow for Xbox 360 ELITE Premium members. The achievements for the brand new Spec Ops missions can be seen in the picture below.

One of the new Face Off maps

Mark Rubin also stated that this drop will likely be the last one to feature new Face Off maps as they understand it isn’t for everyone and lots of players would prefer brand new multiplayer maps instead: “Also, I know a lot of people have been loving the Faceoff maps and so glad to bring those to you guys. Also I know some people haven’t really gotten into them and would prefer regular MP maps. We didn’t have any maps done in time for this drop, but we do have some coming soon. Also that will probably be the last of the Faceoff maps that we make so hope everyone who has been loving them as much as I have enjoy the new ones coming tomorrow. “

In related news, a recent map called Shipbreaker was revealed yesterday as well as Terminal on a users PlayStation 3, we suspected it would be part of the June DLC Season but perhaps it will instead be part of a later months content.


LEAKED: Arctic Recon ELITE Drop 14

Microsoft accidently released the new Achievemetns for the new Spec Ops mission due on the 19th of June for the Xbox 360. It’s pretty clear in this Spec Ops missing we’ll be making use of the Recon Drone, a device which previously had only been featured in Multiplayer.

June holds three pieces of new content for the Xbox 360 ELITE, one spec ops mission, one multiplayer map and one classified piece of intel which is likely to be a new game mode.

There are also rumours that Terminal will be returning to Modern Warfare 3.