Modern Warfare 3 Has 5 DLC Packs Planned Through March

Enjoying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? I know our CJ Miozzi isn’t, but that doesn’t seem to deter the millions upon millions of you out there that eat up Infinity Ward’s military shooter. And it seems the developer and Activision are banking on you wanting more.

Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward told Joystiq that the developer has no fewer than five (5) DLC packages coming out in the next three months. Please note that that’s the same number as all the map packs released for Call of Duty: Black Ops during the course of the year after its release, when it was summarily overtaken by MW3.

If you’re a premium Elite subscriber, you’ll get first access on Xbox 360, followed by regular players on Xbox and then all the rubes folks who are playing the game on Playstation (and PC, apparently). The first pack, a pair of maps titled “Liberation” and “Piazza,” hit Xbox Live on Jan. 24.

To fill such a breadth of DLC, Bowling said there will be more than just map packs on the downloadable horizon. “The first pack is traditional multiplayer maps, but we want to do Spec Ops missions, missions, Spec-Ops Survival, new game types, new game modes, and really look at adding things that we’ve never done before,” he told Joystiq.

That’s an expansion on previous Call of Duty games and an experiment for the three studios responsible for multiplayer, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven Software. Adding non-map pack content is new ground for the MW series, but it sounds like Infinity Ward is hoping that throwing out lots of kinds of content will work, and work well, adding variety to the things players will be spending their money on.

It also means a lot more DLC — like 20 drops in the next nine months. Save your MS Points.

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2 Comments on Modern Warfare 3 Has 5 DLC Packs Planned Through March


On January 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

In the video they have names the maps as Liberation and Piazza. And I really hope that ps3 gets them before the normal 360s get them. If not thats pretty lame, as its supposed to be a premium, get them before you can buy them deal. Any solid intel on that yet?

Phil Hornshaw

On January 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm


Activision has a deal with Microsoft to bring DLC packs for MW3 to Xbox before Playstation — I don’t think Elite has anything to do with that arrangement. So unfortunately, you’re going to get delayed if you’re playing on PS3, probably by about a month, if history holds true.