XBox players of Call of Duty MW3 aren’t going to be getting any sleep tonight. Two new maps Liberation and Piazza are available for download today for XBox players only. Of course if you have a PS3 you will need to wait (grrr). If that isn’t enough Inifity Ward/Activision is going to try and take the last of your Christmas cash away by getting you to purchase a Call of Duty – Elite Premium Account in order to be able to access it.
The new maps are available for XBox only today due to the continued exclusivity contract between Infinity Ward/Activision and Microsoft/XBox. PS3 folks will be able to download the new maps 30 days later of course. PC Players? You all might get jerked as there is currently no Call of Duty: Elite for PC. We will need to wait and see.
Call of Duty: Elite Premium Service is currently $49.99 which will allow you to download any new content that Infinity Ward decides to release. Check out the new “Elite Drops” page here to see all the dirty details.
The two new maps are:
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.
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.
Unfortunately being both broke and a PS3 user – I won’t have anything else to report until I get my Premium Elite Account 🙁
Need Help Figuring Out How To Download/Install?
Below are the XBox Instructions:
1. Launch MW3 on the Xbox 360.
2. From the Main Menu, sel ect Multiplayer.
3. From the Multiplayer Menu, sel ect Store (notice NEW is listed for Premium users).
4: The Store screen will feature different options based on whether you are currently an ELITE Premium member or not.
ELITE Premium subscriber – ELITE premium users will see both ELITE Drop maps (Liberation and Piazza) listed as downloads with the cost shown as Free (0 Microsoft Points). You will need to download both maps, otherwise you will encounter error messages directing you to download the missing map when trying to play them anywhere other than MP Private Match.
Non-Premium – Non-premium users will be directed to the current MW3 retail store when Store is sel ected, where they can continue to download trailers, avatar items, and picture packs.
5: Verify that the transaction price for the ELITE Drop maps is zero Microsoft Points, and sel ect Confirm Purchase.
6: Sel ect OK and Exit MW3 to allow the multiplayer maps to download.
Premium Users will get it on February 28th!
If you’re an Elite premium member, you’ll get a message at the MW3 multiplayer menu as soon as the content is available to download; from there, just sel ect Store from the multiplayer menu and the downloads will be yours at no additional charge.
Meanwhile check out the trailer for Call of Duty Elite below: