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Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack 1/ DLC announced with 4 Maps!

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.

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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, “PiazzaCheck 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.

What do you think of these maps teased? The first DLC may not just include maps as previously stated here so it’s possible some of these or more could be made for spec-ops and survival.

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/

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Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack 1: Nostalgic teased

The @MW3Updates twitter profile has just shown us a picture and revelaed the date of the first Call of Duty Map Pack!

The tweet was as follows: “Rumored Nostalgic Map Pack for #MW3. Which MW1 or MW2 map would you like to see in #MW3?”

In an official post here, it was revealed that the first DLC for Modern Warfare 3 will be released on the 24th January. One map called “Park” has been official announced with 3 others teased.

We knew map packs were coming, so it seems logical that they’d release it pretty early after release in order to give us as many map packs as possible! The first Black Ops map pack was released on the 1st of Feburary so for Modern Warfare 3 it’s a month later. (We have assumed the image is using the American date format)

Check out the picture they posted below, it shows off 4 previous Modern Warfare maps which are as follows:

  • Terminal from Modern Warfare 2 (Set in an Airpot terminal, luggage and planes everywhere, lots of glass too!)
  • Favela from Modern Warfare 2 (The slums of Rio de Janeiro, lots of ground and rooftop battles!)
  • Shipment from Modern Warfare (The smallest Call of Duty Map you’ll ever see! It’s basically as square map with a few shipping containers in the middle! The most intense map ever!)
  • Crossfire from Modern Warfare (A map I personally loved, great for sniping along the large main road and great close quarters combat in this desert town!)

We are uncertain whether these will all be released as part of a map pack as of yet. The twitter post asked us which our favourite map was from MW1 or MW2 and which one we’d like to see return. This could mean they are letting the community pick the 5th map for the pack or they are letting us choose one from the list they have compiled.

Although being called Nostalgic which is defined by wikipedia as “The term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, often in idealized form.” could mean the map pack will be made up of all previous maps, so I think the community is going to get to pick the 5th map! If they are bringing back all previous map maps then that would explain why the pack is being released so quickly after launch, lets just hope the price is right. Bring back highrise I say!

A PlayStation update a few weeks ago revealed that there would be a total of 20 pieces of DLC for Modern Warfare 3 starting in early 2012 over a 9 month period. The DLC’s will include extra Multiplayer and Special Ops maps! With 20 pieces on the way we’ll have to assume that the prices of the DLC’s will be lower than what they usually are, being prices usually around $18 would be far, far to expensive, especially since there will be 20 of them! Otherwise that would equate to $620 on map packs… Premium Call of Duty: Elite memebers get all the map packs and DLC’s automatically amongst other content for which they pay $60 a year so that would equate to about $3 per DLC which is fantastic!

The 20 pieces of DLC could possibly refer to individual maps. So if there are 4 maps per DLC that would mean there are scheduled to be 5 DLC’s in total. If there are 5 maps per DLC, then 4 packs in total which could seem more reasonable!

We recently had a discussion on which maps we’d like to see return in Modern Warfare 3 here, what maps do you want to see return?

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