Call of Duty Elite subscribers got their first shot of playable MW3 content today, with the release of Elite Drops 1 and 2 for Xbox 360. The new content, which'll be available for purchase by non-Elitists come March, comprises two new multiplayer maps. Liberation recreates New York's Central Park with the addition of gun batteries and snipe-ready long-range vistas, while Piazza is a Favela-style network of blind corners and claustrophobic alleyways in a heavily-occupied Italian seaside village.

The two initial Drops begin Activision's pledge to supply Elite subscribers with a nine-month-long stream of MW3 content. The content will also spread to other platforms “at a later time,” promises Activision. Have a look at some screenshots of the title below; Elite members will also be invited to partake in “community screenshot events” to highlight the new maps.

Elsewhere in people-pretending-to-blow-each-others'-faces-off-online news, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has already been deposed as the world's greatest Modern Warfare 3 player. The file-locker czar's score of 9.05M points (with a kill/death ratio of 2:10) was surpassed by a player tagged Arazos, whose 9.09M points (K/DR 2:87) narrowly eclipse the score of the otherwise-occupied Dotcom. But then, Arazos doesn't (as far as we know) own a mansion, an internationally-notorious domain or a private arsenal of real-world artillery, so let's call it even.

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  • Cwf2008 - January 24, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    I'm sure Kim Dotcom has a lot more things to worry about than being the best MW3 player in the world...
  • therawski - January 24, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    Why is the comment system so messed up today?
  • needles - January 24, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    Did you click it? How many pills can I put you down for?
  • therawski - January 24, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    Unless you're on PS3, they failed to mention we wouldn't actually be getting any incentives, just paying for nothing.
  • therawski - January 24, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    They shafted us PS3 users who paid for nothing, Activision can blow that guy with penis pills.
  • oneshotfinch - January 24, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    I played them earlier today. Piazza is terrible. There's always a stinker in every map pack and Piazza is just completely confusing in every way. With such tight corners everybody just camps the hell out of it. It's quite fortunate then that Liberation is easily one of best COD maps ever made. Get's the perfect balance between sight lines and cover that felt a bit off in the retail maps. I've loved every game I've played on it.
  • needles - January 24, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    I wonder how much this shit is going cost. I don't know about this. I'm a bid CoD fan but this DLC you have to buy is a fucking rip off. It should have been included in the game already. Just another way to squeeze every last cent out of us. Cocksuckers. I havent even prestiged in MW3 (or MW2 or Black ops) and I'm sick of it already. I think we should boycot it along with all other DLC you got to purchase. Red Dead redemption Undead Nightmare was worth the money though.

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