2 Free Maps, plus 3 Elite Maps, 2 Spec-Ops Missions Announced
May 15th Maps: (FREE on Xbox Live)
Aground is set on a shipwreck off the coast of Scotland.
Erosion sees you running around Roman ruins in Italy while Mount Vesuvius erupts in the background.
May 22nd Maps: (Part of Collection 2)
Getaway plays out in a beachside mansion in Brazil.
Lookout is set in a forward observation post in Afghanistan.
DLC Collection 2 (Date TBA)
Includes: Sanctuary and Foundation along with:
Oasis: it’s set on a beach resort in the United Arab Emirates.
“It’s actually in or near one of the levels from single player – the one that takes place in UAE. You can see part of that level in the background in this level. It’s all new geo but it’s in the same area.”
2 Spec-Ops Missions: Ironclad & Killswitch
New game mode “FACE-OFF”: It’s a one-on-one or two-on-two deathmatch mode featuring four brand new maps custom built for more intimate combat.
“Normally in itself one-on-one isn’t particularly creatively innovative, but what we’ve done is design the maps deliberately for this style of play,” Modern Warfare 3 executive producer Mark Rubin told Eurogamer. “In normal map development you have large maps that have long sight lines, then when you make smaller maps you shorten the sight line – the engagement distance becomes smaller when the map becomes smaller. But with these Face-Off maps, because it’s not six-on-six, we’ve made the sight lines longer for the size of the map that it is. You actually end up engaging quicker and having a more exciting experience on the map. You still get a really new feel and experience out of the gameplay; not just the heavy, frantic experience you would get out of a normal multiplayer match. You get more tension build-up on these smaller maps.”
PC and PlayStation 3 roll-out to follow.