Two new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 maps have been released today, however you’ll need to be a premium member of the Call of Duty Elite service in order to immediately play them.
The 2012 content season for Modern Warfare 3 has kicked off and the two new maps are available to download free for premium Elite subscribers. Those of you who aren’t members will need to wait an as-yet undisclosed amount of time for the maps to be made public, and then you’ll have to pay for them. Even Playstation 3 premium Elite subscribers will have to wait an entire month to get the two maps for free themselves. This is due to a DLC exclusivity deal that Acitivision have agreed with Microsoft.
Details of the two new maps are below, along with a very helpful video that will help you premium Elite members download and unlock the maps. Be sure to let us know what you think of the new DLC in the comments section below.
Elite Drop 1: Piazza Map
This seaside Italian getaway is anything but idyllic, as tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates, and the team that best utilizes flanking routes will most often come out on top. Attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat. Keep up your awareness and don’t get taken by surprise.
Elite Drop 2: Liberation Map
A militarized Central Park stretches across a vast landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire. Mounted turrets on either end lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower. Plan out your movement and always be aware of nearby sightlines to avoid becoming fodder for the enemy.
The next set of new DLC for Modern Warfare 3 will be released next month.