With the introduction of Call of Duty: Elite, the DLC schedule for Modern Warfare 3 has become jumbled for users across all platforms.
While Xbox 360 players have grown habitual to early access, Elite Premium members are the first priority. An agreement between Microsoft and Activision, MW3 DLC hits the Xbox 360 first (those with premium Elite subscribers on Xbox 360), PlayStation 3 Elite Premium members, will get the content “shortly after” Xbox 360 players.
Today Robert Bowling officialy revealed their intended DLC release schedule for Modern Warfare 3, The “creative strategist” explained that while premium Elite members will get monthly content, that same content will be bundled and released in the same fashion as it was for previous COD games.
“All content drops for Call of Duty Elite premium members will occur once a month, starting in January for Xbox Live users and will continue through the year, ending in September. During the first three months of 2012, Activision will release five different content drops on three occasions in January, February and March, first on Xbox Live, followed by additional platforms at a later time.”
“The first two Content Drops will be multiplayer maps—also playable in Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode—that throw combatants into a war-torn Central Park and an Italian seaside village. Liberation is a vast, militarized landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire, with mounted turrets on either end that lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower. Piazza is the idyllic Italian getaway that is anything but, where tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates in Piazza, where attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat.”
“The third Content Drop will be available for download in mid-February and two additional Content Drops will go live in March, as premium Call of Duty Elite members will receive new content once a month through September. Also in March, the first Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection will be available for purchase by the entire Call of Duty: MW3 player community on Xbox Live.”
All of the CoD Elite content drops will be available first for Xbox 360 owners with PC and PS3 subscribers getting them “at a later time.”
But speaking of March, that’s how long a Non Elite member will have to wait to get their hands on these maps, when the first “Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection” will be made available for download.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the game might even come out on the Wii U platform.
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