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Call of Duty Elite April DLC available on Xbox 360 tomorrow

Like clockwork, Call of Duty Elite members can expect their monthly Modern Warfare 3 DLC tomorrow. As promised, April's content drop consists of two maps: Sanctuary & Foundation. It will be available to paid Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox Live tomorrow, and should be available to paying Elite members on PS3 next month. Non-Elite members can expect this DLC to drop in a general "Content Collection" later in the year--first on Xbox Live, of course.

See: Sneak peak at a new map »

"dammit, when is the PC gonna get some DLC... i'm starting to get very bored with the maps... "
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Modern Warfare 3 'Content Collection' coming to Xbox 360 on March 20

Modern Warfare 3 'Content Collection' coming to Xbox 360 on March 20

As promised, the first DLC for Modern Warfare 3 that doesn't require a Call of Duty Elite subscription will be available on Xbox Live on March 20th. It is the first of four "Content Collections" that will be available for MW3. It will bundle all the content that Elite members have already received in January and February, as well as the content in March's drop.

Read more: What's in the first DLC pack? »

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 'Content Collection' coming to Xbox 360 in March

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 'Content Collection' coming to Xbox 360 in March

Finally! Non-Elite peons of Call of Duty's online community will be able to buy the first map pack for Modern Warfare 3. The first "Content Collection," described as "a compilation of content previously released to Call of Duty Elite premium members" will be available in March for Xbox 360 players.

That means the first map pack should include Piazza, Liberation, and Overwatch.

Read more: How about PS3 and PC players? »

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Modern Warfare 3 'Overwatch' map available February 21

Modern Warfare 3 'Overwatch' map available February 21

As promised, Call of Duty Elite premium members will be able to download one extra map for Modern Warfare 3 this month. "Overwatch" (pictured above) will be available for Xbox Live Gold members with Elite subscriptions on February 21st.

Read more: One month later for PS3 owners »

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Modern Warfare 3 DLC season begins February 28 on PS3

Modern Warfare 3 DLC season begins February 28 on PS3

Activision has confused quite a number of Call of Duty fans with its tiered release of DLC for Modern Warfare 3. Two add-on maps are already available for the popular online shooter, but only for Call of Duty Elite subscribers on Xbox 360. Non-Elite players and those playing on PC and PS3 have been left out in the cold.

Well, one more piece of the puzzle has been put together. The Piazza and Liberation maps will be available for Call of Duty Elite subscribers on the PS3 starting February 28th.

Read more: How to download the DLC on the PS3 »

"Well, more options are always nice, I won't argue with that. Personally though, using a gamepad ..."
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Modern Warfare 3 'season of content' schedule revealed

Modern Warfare 3 'season of content' schedule revealed

Activision promised twenty content drops for Modern Warfare 3 over it's "season of content." One day after the launch of the game's first DLC, the publisher has revealed its year-long DLC release schedule.

While the 20 pieces of content to be released via DLC will largely comprise of maps, additional Spec-Ops missions and game modes are planned for release as well. For example, March's content drop will feature two Spec-Ops missions in addition to an extra map. June's update will introduce a brand new gameplay mode.

Read more: The full schedule for Elite Xbox 360 players »

"No, because it's one drop with three items. Not three drops. These drops are free for Elite ..."
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How to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC today

How to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC today

Call of Duty DLC is out today. Usually, a new DLC release is accompanied by a frantic flurry of traffic to Xbox Live's servers. Today, it's accompanied by a bit of confusion. Why? Because the DLC is only available to a select few.

First, you must play Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360. Then, you must be a Call of Duty Elite premium member. Next, you must download the content from within the game store, not the Xbox Live Marketplace. Finally, you'll be able to access the content through new Elite-only playlists.

Watch: How to download your DLC »

"I think the interesting thing about the confusion here is that... this will be commonplace. ..."
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Modern Warfare 3 DLC content release schedule revealed

Modern Warfare 3 DLC content release schedule revealed

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."

Read more: Content release schedule details »

"I kind of wish they would stop bothering with a $60 full retail game. The single player in Call ..."
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Call of Duty Elite available on iOS tomorrow, Android next week

Call of Duty Elite available on iOS tomorrow, Android next week

Over a million people are subscribers to Activision's Call of Duty Elite service. While the service has offered little new as of late, that's about to change tomorrow, with the introduction of Elite's official iOS app.

The mobile version of Elite was originally supposed to launch alongside Elite, but service disruptions led to the delay. The app will allow you to see your career stats, view your performance in recent matches, edit your loadouts, and browse current challenges.

Read more: What about videos? »

"I love the idea of elite by why are they adding apps when the website itself hardly works ..."
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC begins late January

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC begins late January

Of course Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was going to get its own share of downloadable content. And, if you're paying for Call of Duty Elite on Xbox 360, you can expect the first expansion to arrive in late January.

So what will be on offer? Thankfully, more than what the series has had to offer before. "We're doing more than just maps," Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling said in a promotional video. "We're going to do Spec Ops missions and a variety of things that players have never seen before." Update: The first image of the upcoming DLC showcases a map called "Park."

Read more: First release for Call of Duty Elite subscribers on Xbox 360 »

"I wonder if it's going to be any larger than the current ones? Cause they suck in size for the ..."
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Modern Warfare 3 update re-balances weapons

Modern Warfare 3 update re-balances weapons

All versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 received an update yesterday, but what did it add?

The latest update addresses a few weapon balancing issues, including fire rate normalization for Assault Rifles with mounts and reducing the hip-spread for the low recoil, Type95 rifle. Modern Warfare 3's map "Dome" will also see a few tweaks, as the developers attempt to fix a number of exploits players have discovered.

Read more: Complete list of updates and fixes »

"can someone please confirm that you can quickscope (similar to cod4) in this game? If so, I ..."
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Shack PSA: Call of Duty Elite Founder registration ends today

Shack PSA: Call of Duty Elite Founder registration ends today

Now that Call of Duty Elite is fully operational, perhaps you'll consider subscribing? Activision's premium COD service offers extra benefits for "Founders," and today is the last day you can get the shiny, special "permanent designation" that only a million other people have so far.

Founders get an exclusive title, emblem, and weapon camo to use in Modern Warfare 3, as well as a private discussion group in the Elite Connect section. You also get 500 XP for your clan, and "exclusive competitions and prizes that only Founders can enter."

Read more: Keep benefits even without resubscribing »

"For Founders and Hardened Edition and tokens and deadlines and all that, it would have been nice ..."
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Call of Duty Elite will be operational for Thanksgiving

Call of Duty Elite will be operational for Thanksgiving

While Call of Duty Elite should have been running perfectly from day one, it hasn't. The service has been spotty since launch, and Activision has promised that services would be fully operational by December 1st. It appears the timetable has been moved up a bit, as the publisher is now saying that the Call of Duty subscription service will be fully operational for Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend.

"We are where we should have been at launch," said Daniel Suarez, vice president of production at Activision. "It should be an enjoyable holiday weekend for people."

Read more: Fright Night Fights and mobile app to debut »

"I'm really starting to hate gaming. Pretty soon this will be standard. Paying for the best perks ..."
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One million Call of Duty Elite memberships sold

One million Call of Duty Elite memberships sold

So how unprecedented was demand for Call of Duty Elite? Activision has announced that it's only taken six days to sell one million premium memberships to Call of Duty Elite. To put that figure in perspective, Activision notes that it took Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Xbox Live about a year to reach one million paid subscribers.

Since its launch, more than four million gamers have registered for Call of Duty Elite, including basic memberships. Over 80,000 clans have been created, and 100,000 user-generated videos have been uploaded.

Read more: Bobby Kotick comments »

"They say there will be a lot more maps, like 1 a month, but I think that's bullshit. Those maps ..."
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Over 1,600 Modern Warfare 3 bans delivered

Over 1,600 Modern Warfare 3 bans delivered

Online communities are made up of multiple parts, some of which should be dissected from existence. According to a tweet from Infinity Ward's Creative Strategist Robert Bowling, the developer is attempting to rid the Modern Warfare 3 community of its worse element: cheaters.

The tweet reveals that over 1,600 users have been banned from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for utilizing glitches, hacks, and other unnamed cheats.

Read more: Any attempt 'will not be tolerated' »

"any ban for cheating is better than no ban, even if it only makes a few people stop before ..."
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