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Content Drop 3: Overwatch released for PlayStation ELITE today with 1.11 patch

As expected, the PlayStation 3 ELITE Community will be able to download and play the third content drop today.

Overwatch is a brand new Multiplayer / Survival map for Modern Warfare 3 which is based on the much loved Highrise map from Modern Warfare 2.

Shots break out on a construction site atop a New York City skyscraper, 80 stories up. Battle takes place along two levels in a near symmetrical layout, with the central bridge and side routes open to attack from multiple angles.

Note: The map download file is 87MB.

To download and play the new content click here.

Full information on the new Overwatch map can be found here, including videos and images.

Release dates for non-premium ELITE PlayStation 3 & PC map packs have not yet been announced but follow our twitter feed to stay up to date on all the latest information.

Along with the new content, a patch / update for the PlayStation 3 Modern Warfare 3 was released dubbed 1.11 which fixes some problems that people were having with the new map originally.

Note: Some users have been experiencing problems where overwatch would not download properly and once in game a message would appear telling them that the DLC was missing or damaged. To fix this, make sure you have the 1.11 patch installed before downloading the new map.


UPDATE: 22 Pieces of DLC coming for Modern Warfare 3

Update:24 Pieces of DLC now confirmed. Link: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/?p=1969
On the 4th of February, the Call of Duty content calendar was updated from the original 20 pieces of DLC content to accomodate an extra piece of DLC making the total 21 and the same has happened again! It is currently scheduled that Modern Warfare 3 will gain 22 pieces of unique content.

The Content Calendar currently lists the following totals to be release:

  • 12 Multiplayer / Survival Maps
  • 6 Spec Ops Missions
  • 4 Classified

Like with the previous addition to the calendar, an extra piece of “Classified DLC” has been added.

When the content calendar was originally released, the two classified content drops were labelled as “Game Mode” so it is extremely likely that there could be four extra game types that will come as part of a content drop.

With the addition of the extra Classified Drop it appears the month of May is going to be a huge part of the DLC season with the release of four content drops as once!

When ELITE users signed up to the service they were promised at least 20 pieces of DLC so it’s great two see that they are recieving two extra drops for free and maybe even more in the future!

Click here to view the calendar.

What would you like to see in a DLC Drop?

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Modern Warfare 3: Content Drop 3

The third content drop for Modern Warfare 3 is a stand alone release of a brand new multiplayer map, loosely based on the much loved Highrise map from Modern Warfare 2 called Overwatch.

Content Drop 3 release dates:

Xbox 360 Elite Subscriber: 21st February 2012
PlayStation 3 Elite Subscriber:
29th March 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)
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/

Shots break out on a construction site atop a New York City skyscraper, 80 stories up. Battle takes place along two levels in a near symmetrical layout, with the central bridge and side routes open to attack from multiple angles. It has 13 thousand square feet of death dealing extravagance, complete with a restaurant, a pent house and loads of sniping nooks and crannies.  Watch your every step, as a lack of boundaries surrounding the perimeter leaves nothing to prevent you from falling far to the ground below to your untimely death!


“Overwatch is the third Content Drop in Modern Warfare 3’s Content Season, which will include more than 20 pieces of brand new content over the 9 month season. Elite Drops 4-6 will be available in March for Premium Members on Xbox Live and will include the multiplayer map Black Box and two brand new Special Ops Missions, Black Ice and Negotiator. Some details on those DLC’s here.

The Modern Warfare 3 Content Season is co-developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. All content is available first to Premium Members on Xbox 360, but will be available to Premium Members on PS3 before non-premium members on their console.”

To play the new map: Once you’ve downloaded the new maps there will be a new playlist type called Elite Playlists for online Multiplayer, from which you can play your new maps. Also for survival mode, there will be an option called “The struggle continues with all new maps”, select that and you’re on your way! If you want more detailed information on how to download the drop, click here.


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)

What do you think of the new map, a worthy addition to MW3′s multiplayer experience?

Content Drop 3 map Overwatch hits Xbox 360 ELITE players on Feburary 21st

In a tweet by Robert Bowling (Gamer. Geek. Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.) it was revealed today that the map Overwatch which had been rumoured previously will be available for Xbox 360 ELITE Premium members on the 21st of Feburary 2012. (One week before PS3 ELITE Premium memebers get Content Drops 1 & 2)

Overwatch seems to be a map just like Highrise with a hint of Hardat which if similar to those two would be a great addition to Modern Warfare 3 since Highrise is one of the most wanted nostalgic maps to be brought back to life.

The Overwatch map had been rumoured a while back alongside Piazza and Liberation. In a walkthrough video of the first two Content Drops the middle image below reveales what looks like the map.

Check out the images below, what do you think? A worthy addition to MW3 Multiplayer?