Modern Warfare 3 DLC content release schedule revealed

Activision has announced the release schedule for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for both premium and standard Call of Duty Elite members.

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."

The first screenshots of Modern Warfare 3 DLC

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.

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 10, 2012 10:26 AM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Modern Warfare 3 content release schedule revealed for premium and standard Elite members.

    Activision has announced the release schedule for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for both premium and standard Call of Duty Elite members.

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      January 10, 2012 10:55 AM

      You mean I can get TWO brand new maps for the low price of 1600 MS points? What a bargain!!!!

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      January 10, 2012 11:38 AM

      anyone else annoyed with the term "season of content"... ?... just sounds lame.

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        January 10, 2012 11:42 AM

        If people aren't annoyed with the name "Call of Duty" yet, then no one is going to be annoyed of "season of content".

        But seriously how can anyone have fun with MW3? I tried to play it 3 times and just couldn't play it for more then 20 minutes. It is the EXACT same thing as the last 5 games, same graphics, same sounds, same effects, and the majority of the weapons are the same.

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          January 10, 2012 1:43 PM

          And...if you liked the last games, you'll like this one also. No reason to change what a lot of people like, I guess,

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          January 10, 2012 3:30 PM

          This was the reason why I didn't buy Call of Duty 2 on release: "I've already played Call of Duty and the United Offensive expansion pack; I've had enough Call of Duty."

          CoD4 refreshed the formula, but since then, not much. They'll make shitloads of money by churning out DLC and leapfrog-rehashing the game every year, but they're not furthering the genre like CoD4 did. CoD4 was the game that made Counter-Strike laughable and irrelevant; no other Call of Duty game has had that much of an impact on the genre.

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            January 10, 2012 9:40 PM

            How did it make CS irrelevant? If anything more people still play that than CoD4

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          January 11, 2012 8:24 AM

          As to why everyone keeps playing it ... because that's what there friends are playing. Also, if you are looking for a pure TDM experience on a console, MW3 is a lot more satisfying than BF3, and BF3 isn't a great console experience (I play it on 360 but...). But everyone I know that is playing MW3 really dislikes everything else about it. I'd honestly give the franchise two more iterations before everyone starts walking away from it.

          If TreyArch does something interesting, or maybe even if its a BLOPS 2.5, they'll keep the fans in the fold. And it really depends on the next Sledgehammer / IW game to save the franchise.

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      January 10, 2012 3:39 PM

      So still no word on the PC or Elite for PC?! Not shocking as Activision's PC support is abysmal and that is a compliment.

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        January 10, 2012 6:03 PM

        lol PC support for the CoD series, not like that's where the game originated from or anything...

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      January 11, 2012 8:28 AM

      I kind of wish they would stop bothering with a $60 full retail game. The single player in Call of Duty has gone from Great to Fun to just ... Oh this again. Sell me a download client for $30 a month with all the multiplayer elements and a $10 a month subscription for new maps and modes. And every year just have a new developer update the client. "This year its ... VIetnam... Next year its .... Whatever."

      I'd be more inclined to do that than buy another CoD game.

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