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.

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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.

The official content calendar reveals the full schedule:

  • January: Two maps
  • February: Map
  • March: Map, two missions
  • April: Two maps
  • May: Map, mission
  • June: Map, mission, mode
  • July: Two maps
  • August: Map, mission, mode
  • September: Map, mission

The content season ends in September, which may suggest an October or November release for this year's installment of the annualized FPS franchise.

As we detailed yesterday, this schedule is only applicable to Xbox Live Gold members with paid Call of Duty Elite subscriptions. Non-Elite Xbox 360 players, paid and unpaid PS3 players, and PC players will have to wait for a different distribution schedule.

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    January 25, 2012 8:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      January 25, 2012 8:21 AM

      Sounds good! Still not sure about fifty bucks a year, though. I mean it sounds nice, but I wonder how much these things would cost altogether without an Elite sub? If I'm likely to get them all anyway, would it be worth it?

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        January 25, 2012 8:45 AM

        All of the Black Ops content came out to $60. I'd expect something similar for MW3.

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          January 25, 2012 9:51 AM

          This, we're all going to buy the content as we all love the game. Doesn't make it any different but getting it up front.

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        January 25, 2012 9:28 AM

        As grateful as I am for early content, I'd almost rather they just did like normal; wait, and put out a map pack. One new map at the time (two in some cases) is going to feel like almost nothing is being added. :/

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          January 25, 2012 3:24 PM

          It's also effectively buying into a promise. When the Elite subscription was announced, it wasn't announced exactly what kinds of content or how much content was going to be released. If you didn't like multiplayer map packs, chances are you wouldn't want half of the content.

          Also, Infinity Ward and Treyarch have a bit of a rocky history with promises: Bowling's famous "PC will be the same as it always was" comment in http://www.shacknews.com/article/60559/modern-warfare-2-interview-infinity , the announcement that CoD:BLOPS dedicated servers were Gameservers-rented-only, and then that MW3 community-hosted dedicated servers were unranked-only and not available on Linux.

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      January 25, 2012 9:46 AM

      But what about people on Elite for PS3 and PC? The one thing I'm concerned is that since XBox gets the content first, will they ensure that everyone gets the content on Elite before it expires in September?

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      January 25, 2012 11:16 AM

      Shouldn't it be "For example, March's i{THREE}i content dropi{S}i will feature". That's the only way to hit 20.
      Also, how much are these? If averaging $5, that's an extra $100 in DLC. They can go to hell with Bioware. Although I don't really care in this case.

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        January 25, 2012 11:26 AM

        D`oh. "For example, March's THREE content dropS will feature".

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          January 25, 2012 5:08 PM

          No, because it's one drop with three items. Not three drops.

          These drops are free for Elite Premium members and will be released as sets (collected DLC drops) for the standard DLC price (1200pts) at a later date.

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