Modern Warfare 3 DLC content release schedule revealed

By Xav de Matos, Jan 10, 2012 10:26am PST

Call of Duty Elite "premium members" finally have cause to celebrate as Activision has revealed its "nine-month post-release content schedule" for Modern Warfare 3 will begin on January 24.

Xbox Live Gold members that have Elite premium memberships will get first access to the content with the release of two "all-new" multiplayer maps: Liberation and Piazza. Activision says that content will be available on "additional platforms at a later time."

From January through September, Call of Duty Elite members will receive "regular updates of all new content totaling at least 20 content drops." Those without premium access will have the ability to purchase the content "a la carte" via "Content Collections," which will be available in March.

"The Modern Warfare 3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite will include a broader variety than ever, with brand new multiplayer maps, Special Ops Missions, new game modes and more," a press release noted.

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 DLC will be multiplayer maps, also available for Survival Mode fans. "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 release will be in mid-February with two additional drops in March.

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