Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Elite Premium Members to Get First Modern Warfare 3 Maps on Feb 28
Written Thursday, February 02, 2012 By Richard Walker
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If you happen to be one of them posh Call of Duty: Elite premium subscriber types, then you'll no doubt be looking forward to your first dose of DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, so you'll be happy to know that it's winging its way to release at the tailend of this month.

In all, there'll be more than 20 overall DLC items divided into several drops. This first drop introduces the new Piazza map, which is apparently the ideal battleground for close-quarters combat, with sharp corners, tight corridors and some nice stony staircases. Careful not to trip and skin your knees.

This DLC drop also includes the Liberation map, with more open spaces for hoofing it around and less places to camp like a cowardly punk. Consisting of lovely autumnal foliage, you'll attack the enemy who've set up camp slap-bang in the middle of Manhattan. There's a nice underground passage and myriad cover options for more tactical players too.

Call of Duty: Elite premium subscribers will be able to get their hands on the first MW3 maps on PS3 from February 28th, with more content to follow over the next nine months. We are Oscar Mike. Or something.

[Via US PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by SimplySupreme
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:10:36 PM
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Thanks IW, last time I buy Elite if you're still gonna favour the Xbox crowd ahead of Premium subscribers on the PS3!

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Comment #2 by dodgethis1
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:15:00 PM
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yeah same here i will not buy another product from you. you have cheated loyal ps3 users again by not stating about xbox gettin dlc first. as usual its all sneaky and underhand tactics well you can shove your fuckin elite up your fuckin hole you time wasting bastards

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Comment #3 by killzone232
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:23:10 PM
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@1&2 i totally agree

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Comment #4 by Flexdon
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:25:12 PM
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@1 + @2
We cant do anything about that now, instead in the future
find out first, then make the decision to buy or not, im
as gutted as you guys but no need to get pissed, hell
give battlefield 3 an extra user instead of COD.

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Comment #5 by claas
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:26:36 PM
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Yey time to troll with yawnnnnnnnnnn

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Comment #6 by Bounty V
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:29:29 PM
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If Facebook showed this sooner, I wouldn't have posted this in the forum :facepalm:

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Comment #7 by MTURNER1985
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:30:14 PM
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No new guns or Sticks n' Stones then im not wasting my money on COD DLC. I'll Wait for Black Ops 2 before i spend money on the COD franchise.

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Comment #8 by SimplySupreme
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:31:59 PM
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Oh right, THIS again.....Nobody is allowed to be displeased at something without being accused of "trolling".

I paid £35 for Elite under the assumption I would start getting the content when advertised, and we have to wait 1 and a half months for it all because Microsoft waved some cash at IW.

I get sick of paying through the nose for DLC, only to get broken promises and palm-offs.

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Comment #9 by beaste9
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:44:07 PM
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@8 Totally agree, IW has lost a elite subscribed for the future, I don't give a shit about the exclusivity deal. They could have charged us less and actually told us this prior to the release of COD: Elite but no they decide to make us pay full price, add shit to the T&C and then spit on us even more by saying we created the idea that ps3 would get it at the same time. IW can suck balls from now on, investing my money in battlefield from now on.

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Comment #10 by M09_Lord-of-War
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:53:23 PM
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pretty shit we have to wait, starting to think Elite wasn't worth the £35 I paid, but it ain't gonna send me over to Battlefield as personally, I think its shite, but that's my opinion

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Comment #11 by mjc0961
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:13:54 PM
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@8: Get over yourself for a few seconds and actually read #5's comment. He's trolling the article himself by posting "YAAAAAAAAAWN" in response to Call of Duty. He never called anyone who was disappointed a troll.

Just once in your life, learn to read and fucking comprehend what was actually written.

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Comment #12 by BAMBAM
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:26:22 PM
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I´d be excited if xbox 360 elite doushevags didn´t get it 1 month earlier to spoil the feeling of something new

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Comment #13 by MaThEuSBrazil
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:26:33 PM
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I've aways defended Call of Duty games saying that they are better than any other fps. This changed now that i'm playing Battlefield 3. Totally awesome. Sory COD, but EA won this one...

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Comment #14 by SimplySupreme
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:28:55 PM
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I know exactly what his comment was in reference too......Why is everything negative considered as "trolling"?

Can noone have complaints about things without someone calling someone else a "troll" on here? It does my nut in.

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Comment #15 by SUM1SLY
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:59:11 PM
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everyone knew xbox would get them 1st as they have a 5 year deal 2 get all dlc 1 month before anyone they would be breeching their contract even if ps3 elite members got the dlc the same time as xbox.i don't know what the big deal is anyway it's only 2 perks no new guns no new game modes just 2 maps.f**k the maps anyway where's the patch we need b4 new maps to lag on bad mics and overpowered & underpowered weapons.thats all i want 1st is for them to fix the game.

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Comment #16 by brandaman69
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:01:43 PM
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lets hope DICE can steal them sales

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Comment #17 by claas
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:16:07 PM
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Your mugs anyway, learn that and save money.
More to gaming than shit shooters and waiting for a new map to milk for 6 month, and playing in a team cuz you suck alone.
Troll la la la la.

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Comment #18 by FatalKrouzer
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:20:22 PM
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I refused to buy Elite even tho my friends kept telling me too. I just had an odd feeling we weren't gunna get what we fully paid for. My friends texted me later.. way later on with a "you're right, fuck Elite" Haha, Plus, I have NO problem just buying a PSN card each time new DLC comes out. Idgaf about clans and shit so why would I wanna do clan challenges? Plus these clan challenges are getting out of hand. There are already level 50 clans out there and all they did was accept ANYBODY that was founder status on Elite just so they can get all the titles and emblems.

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Comment #19 by DSB1983
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:22:49 PM
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Honestly, I wish I hadn't wasted any money on this worthless title... When they said IW was making it I assumed that Activision had made amends, so I pre-ordered, only to find out that IW only had a handful of employees left and had been swarmed with new employees. I am not impressed with any part of the game, and was actually really disappointed in the storyline. Another thing that grinds my gears is that every game store and online site that I went to worded it to make you think that PS3 and 360 Elite members would get the DLC on the same day, before the general public. I have no interest in playing this lackluster title for another 9 months and I refuse to spend money on Crap Ops 2. By the way, BF3 is okay as long as I only play Conquest mode. I think I'm just going to give up on the FPS genre... Ironically, the game that got me back into FPS was COD4. *Sigh*

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Comment #20 by Baloth
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:46:39 PM
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"Robert Bowling: DLC season, starting January"

More like May. Boo, just boo.

Now give me those maps, for too long I've been watching people play it.

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Comment #21 by BishopFrost
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:49:09 PM
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All I have to say is 37 > 30 way to f*ck paying customers out of another week activision. It's supposed to be 30 days so why on earth did you tack on another week?

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Comment #22 by marlyT
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 04:18:26 PM
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Anyone who's disappointed should join me in not purchasing any COD game until the contract is up. It has saved me money and even more in frustration and anger. It's not a lifetime ban, I simply refuse to spend that much money on something that has that sloppy seconds stench. It's like going commando for the first time...Freedom!!!!

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Comment #23 by MTURNER1985
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 05:07:44 PM
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@22 " It's like going commando for the first time " ... until you get your dick caught in your zip lol. That fucking hurts btw

I think Xbox contract is up after all the MW3 DLC however who's to say they wont get a new contract with them? I know PS3 online is free and theres no chance of PS3 getting a contract with them. But what if Sony decide to "if you want so-to-speak" pay so much money a month for a better service. Including in demand games getting DLC before Xbox, dedicated servers etc .... would you be willing to pay for it? I most certainly would however this type of service could only work if it were to be multi platform games!

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Comment #24 by Loftus
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 07:06:31 PM
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so glad i didnt go anywhere near elite, i was hooked on COD4 for months, literally never took it out of my console for half a year. I played mw3 for about a week and got so mad every time, havent touched it since. Money grabbing bastards, ever since COD4 the sole aim has been to make more money, ignoring what the fans of the series actually want (or even just people that like to play good games) sorry to elite subscribers, please, do not trust them again if they ask you to pay for extras.

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Comment #25 by marlyT
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 07:36:33 PM
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@23 yes zipper + penis = bad day

And you're right, they probably will extend the deal and then will people wise up and tell Acti to go pound sand? I don't know. It seems like some people just like to be used and abused so they can bitch about something...anything. I hope people who ask these questions of fellow users all the time discover Google sometime soon so they can make more informed decisions.

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Comment #26 by AverySegaw
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 08:33:07 PM
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Did people honestly think buying Elite gave you priority over Xbox users? Microsoft paid money for Xbox 360 to get content before PS3. If PS3 Elite beat non-Elite Xbox 360 to the content, that's a contract violation.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be an ass, but PS3 users should have already seen this logic before the announcement. People with Elite can still find solace in the fact that you are (hopefully) saving money on the DLC, along with the other perks of Elite, making the $50 more justified.

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Comment #27 by the collector
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:12:44 PM
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I hate to add to all this but I will say I'm dissappointed with the PS3 Elite not getting DLC at least before regular xbox users. I'll wait for the next COD to make to the bargain bin before I buy...

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Comment #28 by Wolfwood
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 12:46:57 AM
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Sorry but not only did people hand over 50$ for a year of elite just to wait 1/4th of the membership for the 1st dlc I'll bet you that the last dlc will be after everyone's elite ends just to scam 20-50$ more from everryone

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Comment #29 by AshtimusPrime
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 03:17:20 AM
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Why would anyone pay for Elite? What is the benefit? I'm a COD fan but Elite just seems like the biggest con in gaming, which sadly some people have fallen for.

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Comment #30 by Banacheckfps
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 03:20:47 AM
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COD sold it self out to Xbox when Blacks Ops was out, why do people think anything had changed. And why would anyone want to buy over glorified stat's with pic's added I don't know (Elite), & it would not shock me if these two Maps where around £9.99 when out on PS3.

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Comment #31 by dodgethis1
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 06:16:09 AM
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the biggest problem was not making it clear that xbox would get the dlc a month before elite ps3 users,if this had been clear from the start i and certainly other ps3 users would never have purchased elite.
i feel i have been betrayed and missold a product and PS3 TROPHIES should be looking into this matter.

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Comment #32 by M09_Lord-of-War
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 06:31:06 AM
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haha the Battlefield fan boys didn't like my comment much...I bought Elite with the assumption I would save overall once all the dlc was released, not sure if that's going to be the case now, doubt ill be renewing it

the situation with getting the dlc later is pretty lame, but Microsoft paid for that so.not much we can do, though it doesn't bother me enough to move to xbox or stop playing the game

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Comment #33 by Chrissycooza1
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 07:35:15 AM
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@32 im no fanboy and even I thought your comment was shite so there ya go, go back to COD with your overpriced subscription for a game you can play for free and while your at it change your name from M09_Lord-of-War to M09_Lord-of-The-Playground.

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Comment #34 by Biggs
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 04:58:40 AM
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@26 I see your point and didnt buy elite (and dont play cod online anyway) but it shouldnt be done like this, PS users if they checked the facts and the contracts would have known this but it shouldnt be a necessity to do that to know what your buying, I mean its not exactly big business deals going on for consumers they just want to buy the game they want and play it, Activision have purposely done this as a scam, knowing that they will have xbox users all over this and will also catch a lot of PS users out who havent looked into the facts, nowhere on the elite sign up page does it say that the content before anyone else is different for each platform, it doesnt even have a star next to it with small print pointing it out, the courts have deemed that if McDonalds dont put "Hot Content" on the coffee cups and someone burns themselves with the coffee they can be sued (who the hell didnt alrdy know coffee was hot??!!) but this is deemed okay, seriously look at any adverts these days have stars and smallprint all over them pointing out that the things said may differ per person or it might not be exactly right, anyone seen the FFXIII-2 ad on TV? its very obvious to 99% of gamers that it isnt gameplay footage, but they still have to state it so it isnt misleading, yet somehow acti manage to dodge this and totally mislead users into paying them for a service which will later sting you for not doing your homework on the companies contracts

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Comment #35 by pennywise247
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 04:04:03 PM
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cant wait! If you all remember MW2 didnt get a map pack until late im happy were getting this on in late February

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