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Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack 1 – Official Call of Duty® DLC Trailer


The first full Modern Warfare 3 map pack is almost here! On the 20th of March, all Xbox 360 players will be able to purchase the first Map Pack Content Collection for Modern Warfare 3.

The map pack will consist of the first 6 DLC drops that premium ELITE members recieved.

Below is the content that will be included, check out each post for information on all the content in this collection.

Drops 1 & 2: Multiplayer Maps Piazza & Liberation.

Drop 3: Multiplayer Map Overwatch.

Drops 4, 5 & 6: Multiplayer Map Black Box & Spec Ops Missions Black Ice & Negotiator.

“The official Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Collection 1 launch trailer. Our biggest DLC content pack in franchise history arrives stockpiled with four Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps and two Special Ops Missions—Collection 1 is available for purchase by all Call of Duty®: MW3 owners with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. If you’re a Call of Duty ELITE Premium member, you already have access to this content.”


Another video here sums up the 6 maps in more detail:

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MW3 Content Drops 4, 5 & 6 teased!


In an official post by the MW3Updates and via Call of Duty’s content calendar, some details were revealed about the fourth, fifth and sixth content drops for Modern Warfare 3. The March season of content includes one new multiplayer map and two new spec ops missions.

“Three more #MW3 Content Drops coming for Xbox 360 Premium members in March: Black Box, Black Ice, and Negotiator

The fourth content drop “Black Box” was teased previously when some unofficial images were revealed depicting a plane crash next to what looks like the Estate mission from Modern Warfare 2 (This map was previously rumoured to be named “Morning Wood”).

Apart from the image below which was leaked and the small picture on the content calendar no other information has been released yet.

Apart from the images and names, little information has been released about the two spec ops missions.

“Black Ice” appears to be one of the very fun spec ops missions which takes you for a ride on a snowmobile while you shoot down enemies and dodge trees, usually ending with a spectacular jump over a cliff to the finish line. Always a very fun spec ops mission!

These content drops will be released for Xbox 360 Premium ELITE members sometime in March 2012. The release date will be later for PS3 players as usual and even later for non Premium Players when released as part of a map pack.

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Modern Warfare 3: Map Pack 1 DLC details revealed


Update: The Content Drops have now been officially released. Check here for full details: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/modern-warfare-3/modern-warfare-3-content-drops-1-2/

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In a video posted on YouTube by the Call of Duty Elite team we were taken behind the scenes of Infinity Ward and Beachhead Studios and some interesting facts were revealed!

There will be two maps featured in the first Content Drop for Modern Warfare 3 which is set for a 24th of January release which is when the DLC season will kick off. Starting on the 24th of January for 9 months, every month a piece of DLC or Map Pack will be released for Modern Warfare 3. Elite Premium members will get the content absolutely free, pricing for non-premium players has yet to be announced.

Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software and Beachhead Studio are all working on extra Modern Warfare 3 content.

It seems the franchise though is really trying to get users to sign up for the premium service, revealling that non-premium members will not be getting the first DLC / Map Pack until sometime in march! “ELITE subscribers get free monthly DLC content drops for #MW3. In March, the first paid collection of DLC comes out for non-subscribers.” By that time the premium members will have already had 3 pieces of DLC and leaving the rest of the community two months behind.

So the release dates of the MW3 content are going to follow something like this:

  1. Xbox 360 Premium Elite Subscribers
  2. PlayStation 3 Premium Elite Subscribers
  3. Xbox 360 Non-Premium
  4. PlayStation & PC Non-Premium

The DLC’s will be split up into “Drops” and “Collections”. Premium Elite subscribers will recieve drops (about two pieces of content at a time) for free. Multiple Drops will make up a Collection which is what will be released to non-elite subscribers which they will have to pay for. This means non-Elite subscribers won’t be able to get the content as fast or purchase the content as a Drop, only once multiple drops are put together into a collection can they purchase it. It is a VERY confusing system, especially with the whole Xbox exclusivity and Elite service, to put it simple the best position you can be in the MW3 map packs is to own an Xbox 360 and have an Elite subscription!

The video also hints at what we can expect from future releases such as more Spec Ops missions for the first time ever in a map pack and even extensions to the Single Player story campaign! The video also said how the team plans on engaging the community on the actual creation of the content so we can get content more tailored to exactly what we want to see which is great news!

For more information on how the whole content drop and content collection (Map Packs) will work, check the post here: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/news/mw3-content-season-how-the-content-drops-and-content-collections-will-work-and-roadmap/

The first map is called “Piazza” and is set on the coast of Italy. Described as a “very vertical, chaiotic, route map” and designed for those who love to run around and gun people down at close quarters. A great map for tactical gameplay types in which you have to be fast and ready for anything. Being a very vertical map makes a change from what you usually see which is generally pretty flat so it’ll make for some interesting and new combat experiences.

The second map is called “Liberation” which takes place in Central Park: New York Manhattan. It’s a map that many will recognise from real life as it is such an iconic location. By the sounds of it, it’s a great map for sniping so you’ll definatley need to watch out! A direct message from the video to not “Run and Gun” will be a welcome treat for players who aren’t big fans of dual weilding two automatic pistols.

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The two maps then clearly are very different in terms of how people like to play, Piazza is for those who like to “Run and Gun” with intense and close combat battles whereas Liberation seems much more open, appealing to snipers and those who don’t favour the latter approach to playing in Modern Warfare 3.

It is unclear whether there will be only two maps in total with this first Map Pack / DLC release or whether it will be bundelled with more content since previously, all map packs have ranged from including 4 to 5 maps… Hopefully the amount of content will refect on the price for non-premium Elite subscribers but either way, that wont be till two months after the initial release.

A Call of Duty: Elite Premium membership currently cost $50 a year, it seems for 9 pieces of DLC it may be worth the dive! (Assuming all DLC’s are going to have to be paid for by non-Elite members) It’s always possible that the DLC’s could be released free for the PC community since there is no Elite service for the platform yet, although this is just wishful thinking. Check the Elite website here for more info.

Check out the video below for more details:

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Which classic maps do you want brought back to life in a Modern Warfare 3 map pack?


It has become popular for Call of Duty map packs to bring back old classics to their future games because there were always maps on the previous games that everyone loved but they can’t really include the maps with the release of the game since it would seem cheap.

Infinity Ward is has been developing the Call of Duty franchise for the longest period of time than any other CoD developers, to date they have released 5 Call of Duty titles since Call of Duty debuted in October 2003. So this is the company that has the most experience and a huge number of maps available to their disposal to bring back to life in Modern Warfare 3.

Infinity Ward has been known for bringing back its classic maps from previous games in their map packs for the original Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2. In the original modern warfare, the variety map pack included everyone’s favourite from the hugely popular Call of Duty: 2 known as Carentan. It was just a fantastic map that was always the most popular. They put a twist on the map though to make it a bit more quirky and different because you wouldn’t be fighting in a small town in France with a WW2 settings in a Modern Warfare game so they kept the basic outline and geometry of the map but completely re-skinned it, dubbing it “China Town“.

In the two images below you can see the same area in the two maps and how different they are. The same was done for the Wasteland map in Modern Warfare 2 which resembled the Brecourt map in the original Call of Duty.

Incidentally, the original Carentan map was based off one of the scenes in the 10 part mini-series Band of Brothers when they take the small town of Carentan. A lot of the original Call of Duty’s seemed to resemble a lot of the mini-series, with even characters names being identical to that of Band of Brothers. The two bottom images of the picture above show the similarities betwen the two.

In the second Modern Warfare 2 map pack (Resurgence), two maps from Modern Warfare were brought back to life: Vacant and Strike. Two fantastic maps that were definitely worthy of being given a second chance in a future Call of Duty, it’s unlikely these will be given a third appearance so unfortunately we probably won’t see these. So instead let’s take a pick of one map from each Infinity Ward Call of Duty game that we’d like to see brought back to life in Modern Warfare 3. Obviously the map packs that will be released will have original content in them but it is always nice to bring back a fan favourite and classic map.

Let’s start with the original Call of Duty which was first released in 2003, their maps will look a little dated as of today’s standards but with a little TLC they could be fantastic. So for the original I have chosen the map called “Pavlov”, named after one of the characters in the campaign, Pavlov is set in a snow environment around a large apartment complex surrounded by other buildings and other forms of entrance, it’s a fantastic map because you can have close quarters combat inside the buildings and epic sniper battle between them.

 

For the next Call of Duty which was released in 2005, “Call of Duty 2” was a massive step for the game in terms of quality and graphics. The map I’ve chosen from this one is called “Burgundy”, it is a small French village but it was one that I will always remember from the game because it is a fairly small map but has a great sniper vs. sniper area and the rest is just fantastic for combat.

 

Infinity Wards next game was the original Modern Warfare(2007), until this release Call of Duty had always been WW2 themed so it was a huge leap forward for the franchise and allowed for some great new content and maps. Deciding which map to pick here was definitely one of the hardest since there are so many great maps such as Pipeline, Crossfire, Ambush, Countdown and Broadcast from the DLC but in the end, the map I’d most like to see in Modern Warfare 3 would be Countdown because it is a map that is extremely different from any others, the main  thing hiding you from the enemies is the smoke from the missiles so a thermal scope would work wonders and it’s just generally a well put together map.

 

Last but not least we have the famous, Modern Warfare 2. With two DLC’s available there is an absolutely massive choice of maps available for this game. The two maps that really stuck out for me from this game were Terminal and Highrise, two brilliant maps that appeal to all kinds of player. Each being set in a truly unique environment. I think I’d have to go for Highrise though, the awesome secrets to get on top of the buildings and the secret passages to get the enemy are great.

 

We hope to definitely see at least a few of these maps rejuvenated and brought back to life in some of the Modern Warfare 3 map packs. We really hope though that they’ll take a look back into their much earlier WW2 games because it would be great to see another Carentan/Brecourt map brought up to scratch.

Those who have played the original Call of Duty or Call of Duty: 2 will know that there are definitely some memorable maps there that would be a real treat to see again. Of course we’d expect some brand new maps included in a DLC/map pack release because that’s the idea of them and new maps are always welcome as they add a breath of fresh air to the game. Since Modern Warfare 3 has made a habit already of shaking things up and adding new things to their game, we may even see our first map pack that includes extra Spec Ops missions as well as multiplayer maps.

What do you think:
What maps would you like to see brought back to live in Modern Warfare 3 from the previous Call of Duty series? Maybe you have played some community created maps that would be worthy of integration into the actual game. If your playing Modern Warfare 3 and haven’t played the previous two you should check them out since the story continues throughout them all.

For those who havent played some of the earlier Call of Duty’s you should definatley check them out, you can get them really cheap now, check out some of the links below:

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Possible Modern Warfare Map Pack maps found amongst files


A source here, has revealed some details which could indicate some possible maps that will be included in future Modern Warfare 3 map packs.

Like with previous versions of modern warfare, certain folk have dug deep into the files included on the Modern Warfare 3 installation disk to reveal some interesting findings. The files that have been found on the Modern Warfare 3 disk indicate 5 possible maps. 4 which are from Call of Duty: 4 and 1 from Modern Warfare 2. The maps from Call of Duty 4 have already been brought back to life once in Modern Warfare 2 so it wouldn’t be such a big shock if they were brought back. Especially since the 4 maps are all brilliant and would definitely be welcomed.

Files relating to the map Highrise from Modern Warfare 2 have also been found. We recently had a look back at the Call of Duty games to decide which maps we’d like to see brought back to life in Modern Warfare 3 here.

The proof image below was posted from Mp1st.com :

Just a reminder that these files don’t indicated anything definite although similar files found in Black Ops turned out to be true. We have mentioned these map files being included on the disk previous here regarding the price of Call of Duty map here, take a look and tell us what you think.