$5 Killzone 3 Steel Rain DLC out next week

Two-map multiplayer pack hits PlayStation Network April 12; free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Guerrilla Games' widely praised shooter Killzone 3 debuted in February and immediately played host to the $5 Retro Map Pack. Now, the shooter is getting a second heap of postrelease content.

According to a post on the official PlayStation Blog, Killzone 3 will welcome the Steel Rain multiplayer map pack beginning April 12. The content will sell for $5, but PlayStation Plus subscribers can download it for free until May 10.

Killzone 3's multiplayer experience grows next week.

As for the maps within the content, Steel Rain is composed of two new environments based on Killzone 3's single-player campaign. Junkyard is a guerrilla warfare map that has players duking it out in a drenched garbage processing factory. The other map, Stahl Arms, is a warzone map set on one of "Helghan's largest weapons manufacturing plants."

For more on the shooter, check out GameSpot's review of Killzone 3. And check out the PlayStation Blog for a deeper look at the new maps coming to Killzone 3.

Discussion

46 comments
Draknahr
Draknahr

@ gobbo00: Wrong. All dlc, avatars, themes or basically anything other than games that you get for free with ps+ you get to keep afterwards.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Looking at the file size I am sure these maps are already on the disk like the retro pack. Oh and when your PS+ subcription ends you will have to fork out for a new subsription. Or pay for the maps, mind you there not expensive in anycase. And it's a given that some will trade in the game at some point meh.

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

Finally some new maps to play on, I got bored with the current maps a long time ago. I'm glad us PS+ members are getting it free, this will help keep the community less seperated. Time to take KZ3 out of my Helghast Edition helmet. :D

shentonio
shentonio

The pricing is not too bad, but I have never forked out yet for extra maps for FPS games. I mostly play warzone so I don't think I'll be too badly affected if I don't get these maps.

Vishant
Vishant

Will never pay for DLC that shud have been with the release day game.

kotorfan100
kotorfan100

:O an fps dlc under 15$.........it cannot be:O

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

I really miss the good old days where FPS games added new SINGLE PLAYER content and not worthless overpriced map packs.

CyberKlown28
CyberKlown28

lol @ thumbs downs. Its true though. Killzone 2 was a hardcore game. Killzone 3 has no recoil, fast movement, no weight, and they blatantly copied the perk system, and 4 perks from Call of Duty. Of course, every FPS these days seems to copy it.

Muisee
Muisee

Killzone 3 is a good game, but I think I will stick with the game they sold me and put the money I saved from this and Black ops DLCs and buy a copy of Socom. Sounds good to me.

Arcxe
Arcxe

why can't junkyard be available for warzone... it's pretty much five bucks for one map if you never play guerrilla warfare.

desauce
desauce

Wooot another freebie. Playstation Plus has payed for itself a few times already. Well worth the subscription.

Flint247
Flint247

I'll take this over $15 map packs.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

@Animatronic64 I agree wtih you to some extend, but the KZ3 maps can hardly be compared to CoD maps. Just look at the imense detail in the enviroment in KZ3 MP maps. You can't say the same about a single CoD MP map. On top of that there's the vehicles, which are a nice edition. I just wish they didn't feel like they had to release a couple of new ill thought out trophies along with the DLC. I hate MP trophies!!!

RoOodriGowW
RoOodriGowW

yay , ps+ is starting to pay off!Can't wait for this , I just wish they released some Operations maps , 3 definetly isn't enough...

oneligas
oneligas

not bad, but im busy with four other games and have not even pick up k3 yet

ali_manslayer
ali_manslayer

if this was a cod map pack it would be $7-10 and definitely buying this

FoxxJ
FoxxJ

No complaints here

FoxxJ
FoxxJ

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Animatronic64
Animatronic64

@lilboicookie Actually, it isn't that much better. In a typical Call of Duty map pack, you get 5 maps for $15, and if you do the math, that's about $3 per map. Here you get 2 maps for $5. Wow! You would save $2.50 if the Killzone developers made a pack consisting of 5 maps, but seeing as how these things usually turn out, they'd probably charge $15 instead of $12.50. The only good map pack is one that's FREE (the way it's supposed to be in the first place). However, by showing these publishers you're willing to pay for something they'd normally do for free in the past, they'd rather charge you. I won't blame publishers like Activision all together, though. Sony and Microsoft have a lot to do with this. For example, Valve wanted their DLC for the 360 version of L4D2 to be free (just like on the PC), but thanks to Microsoft's policy, they had to put a price on it. Personally, I've never bought any DLC; the only thing I'm willing to pay for is full fledged expansion packs.

Wolf3037
Wolf3037

$2.50 a map basically. Thats actually a good deal... You end up expanding an already high replay value portion of the game.

Vambran
Vambran

hmm nice but i only play Kill Zone for its story (such as it is).

Raxyman
Raxyman

i don't own a ps3 (yet), but, damn, well done scea, a fair price, that's rare.

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

Guess ill be gettin' it, but wont be paying :P

lilboicookie
lilboicookie

you see game developers (craptivision) thats how a map pack is suppost to be cheap and fun :)

CANOFOWNAGE
CANOFOWNAGE

Well.....considering warzone is 10x better than guerrilla warfare....it's basically one map :/ .

4quarters
4quarters

defter 23......for $50 PS+ gets you tons of exclusives freebies. every other week you get at least 1 game free plus free betas ,dynamic themes, free games include minis (at least 15 free already ), PS1 games (at least 10 free already), PSN games ( atleast 10 free already) and FULL game 60 minute trials at least 15 games already. Plus cloud saving to play your games on another PS3. My PS+ downloads easily top $200 already, oops, plus free map packs for some games and add ons, you are crazy not to spend the $50.......

ZICO11
ZICO11

cod map packs wont be 15$ if losers buy it

santinegrete
santinegrete

Rough math done: each of this map it's 17 percent cheaper than last CoD dlc counterpart. Now I can't do math with how much the KZ quality eclipses CoD.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

I love playing warzone but everytime I join warzone it always plays that kz2 map... I cant think of the name right now but I always played it in kz2 I kinda wanna play something else not just that map all the time! so this is good news, maybe might pick this up cuz 5 bucks is nothing. at least they are new maps also :)

defter23
defter23

It's not right.It must be cheaper.What does PSN Plus offer us more than Normal PSN account? Nothing ! It is useless.Also There are only two or three games useful on PS Store .

VensInferno
VensInferno

Guerrilla is doing it wrong. The map pack has to be 15$.

CyberKlown28
CyberKlown28

Guerilla Games sold out everything that made Killzone 2 different and amazing. Its basically just Call of Duty, without most of the features of Call of Duty(though they did rip 4 perks straight from it) and it's Killzone sci-fi setting. Done with Killzone. And DLC is never worth it unless it is free.

Soilworker1234
Soilworker1234

@atopp399 Of course there will always be people willing to play. Developers will never make DLC packs completely free.

Swavo69420
Swavo69420

Killzone 2 DLC maps were well worth it... I'll spend the $5 for these 2 maps...

LiqMD
LiqMD

I plan to buy it 3 times so I feel better about the price . . . and myself.

atopp399
atopp399

People are still willing to pay for DLC at all? Nothing will change as long as people still pay. My guess is people are getting less interested in it though or this would be more than $5.

lowkey254
lowkey254

I wish the maps were like they were on KZ2 any map for any game mode. Oh well... I'm getting this for free. It plays to be a plus member ;)

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

to everyone make comments about the price vs cod, this is roughly the same pricing 5 for 2 is only fifty cents less per map than 15 for 5, that pricing is still outrageous but this really isn't much better

Wylen0
Wylen0

$5 dollars!!! how dare they i would much rather pay $15 for this, when will they learn!

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

5 dollars must mean noone plays the game still.

shimya
shimya

If you like the game 5 dollars for new map packs isn't bad. *developers have desensitized us to dlc :(*

BPoole96
BPoole96

I'll only get it because its free for me

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

This is just unreasonble. 5 dollars is way too much. 15 dollars is much better.

diesil
diesil

$5 for 2 maps!!! thats outragous(sarcasm)