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.