Activision has gone mega-large on its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC strategy, promising at least 20 "content drops" throughout the year. Call of Duty: Elite members get everything first, needless to say, and Xbox Live retains timed platform exclusivity.
Elite members will receive new batches of content once a month from now to September. You can expect five "content drops" in total from January to March, including new maps, Spec Ops missions and game modes.
Due January, the first two drops will feature competitive multiplayer maps, also playable in Spec Ops Survival Mode. One upcoming map, Liberation, is "a vast, militarised landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire, with mounted turrets on either end that lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower."
Piazza, meanwhile, "is the idyllic Italian getaway that is anything but, where tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates in Piazza, where attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat."
Look forward to the third "content drop" in mid-February, followed by two in March. Activision's staging Content Season competitions with "real-world prizes" to celebrate each drop.
Those who haven't signed up to Elite will get first access to Modern Warfare 3 DLC in March, in the form of a Modern Warfare 3 "Content Collection", containing all then-available content drops.
Content, content, content. Activision's wording makes our brains do outraged backflips. Fortunately, there's a Behind the Scenes trailer to help clear the mists. What do you think of all this?