UPDATE: The first two content drops have been officially released. Check here: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/modern-warfare-3/modern-warfare-3-content-drops-1-2/ for all the details!
The first full map pack will include the 6 ELITE Drops and be released for the Xbox 360 on 20th March info on that here.
After much anticipation around the first piece of DLC for Modern Warfare 3, we finally have had some light shed on some details.
In an official statement over on Call of Duty’s Official website, the first DLC for Modern Warfare 3 has has been announced for Xbox 360 CoD Elite Premium members. Release date: 24th January, 2012.
As per usual with all previous DLC / Map Pack releases, they will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 for a month before released onto other platforms. With the added addition of the Call of Duty: Elite service, non-Elite users will get the map pack even later. This basically means there are two levels you need to meet to receive the DLC when it is released, firstly and Xbox 360 with Gold subscription and a Call of Duty: Elite subscription.
The DLC’s will be released later for PC and PS3 but PS3 owners with Elite subscription will get it before non subscribers. Since PC currently does not have the Elite service available it is unclear how this rather confusing release situation is going to work.
“We’re doing more than just maps. We’re going to do Spec Ops missions and a variety of things that players have never seen before.” This is an interesting change since Modern Warfare 3′s experience goes beyond just the standard multiplayer experience, having the ability to offer so much more will be greatly beneficial!
To confirm this, we were informed by the Official MW3 Facebook page: “DLC will feature multiplayer maps, Spec-Ops missions and other content.More info on this coming soon!”
Fourzerotwo at infinity ward has given us a sneak peek at one of the maps that will be included in the first modern warfare 3 map pack called “Park”, check out the pictures below.
The MW3Updates twitter feed has also posted some more images which they have labelled as “unofficial” for some reason but they show off some more maps that could feature and most likely will in the first Modern Warfare 3 DLC / Map Pack.
The maps that have been unofficially released are the following:
- Park (Official, possible Central Park in New York)
- Overwatch (Seems to be some sort of building sight overlooking Manhattan)
- Morningwood (Looks to be a plane crash outside the Estate building in MW2)
- Italy (Sort of looks a bit like Favela slums from MW2 but a bit posher!)
The DLC as a whole has now been officially announced, Park has been called “Liberation” and Italy, “Piazza” Check here for more details.
From looking at the pictures below its hard to tell much about the maps and whether they have anything to do with the previously teased Nostalgic Map Pack. It’s possible that these maps are based on the ones stated in the Nostalgic list but this seems unlikely! It’s possible a Nostalgic map will make up the 5th map in the pack if there are going to be 5 when it is released on the 24th of January 2012.
UPDATE: The first DLC Drops have now been released, check here for full details: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/modern-warfare-3/modern-warfare-3-content-drops-1-2/