Modern Warfare 3's "content season" is now officially upon us, as the first DLC is now available. The only catch is that it is only available to Call of Duty Elite PREMIUM members.
Call of Duty Elite, of course, is the gaming network built around Modern Warfare 3's release. It allows players to access detailed statistics, as well as various social options involving clans, matchmaking, and video sharing. Call of Duty Elite Premium is the $49.99 package that provides players with bonus features - early access to DLC obviously being one of them.
Today's DLC kickoff contains two news maps, Piazza and Liberation. Here's a description of the maps from Google+Reader">Major Nelson:
Elite Drop 1: Piazza Map
This seaside Italian getaway is anything but idyllic, as tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates, and the team that best utilizes flanking routes will most often come out on top. Attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat. Keep up your awareness and don’t get taken by surprise.
Elite Drop 2: Liberation Map
A militarized Central Park stretches across a vast landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire. Mounted turrets on either end lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower. Plan out your movement and always be aware of nearby sightlines to avoid becoming fodder for the enemy.
Call of Duty Elite Premium members won't need to shell out any extra cash for these two new maps, as they are included as part of the premium subscription.
Check the lead video for a walkthrough of how to access the new DLC and check out the videos below for some gameplay from the new maps, courtesy user Matroix.