COD3 Map Pack deployed, KIA

Five new downloadable maps for Call of Duty 3 go up on Xbox Live, but those who download it encounter problems; developer working to resolve issues.

Last week, Activision whet gamers' appetites with the release of a new multiplayer map for the Xbox 360 game Call of Duty 3. Cybersoldiers welcomed the new map partly because it provided a new battlefield to shoot up, but mostly because it was free.

Activision is hoping enough interest was drummed up by the free map to convince gamers to pony up $10 for an additional five battlegrounds. The publisher today announced that it has released the Valor Map Pack over Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft Points.

The pack includes five new multiplayer maps created by COD3's developer Treyarch. Unfortunately for gamers who own the game on other platforms, the maps are exclusive to the Xbox 360 version.

However, those who were ready to rush into battle found their new tour of duty put on hold. Treyarch has come forward and revealed that there are problems with map pack, but did not go into greater detail.

"We understand that there are problems with the Valor map pack once it is downloaded--we are working closely with Microsoft on this right now, and we will have the issue resolved as soon as we possibly can," a post on Xbox.com reads. "Please hold tight, and I will follow up with an update as soon as we're closer to a solution."

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162 comments
Shortmaster
Shortmaster

I agree with you mommo210. I spend money like it is crap... But I won't get into that. :p

CtEagan
CtEagan

That's right people don't mind shelling out money for quality product, but if I pay $10; I want to be able to use what I buy rather than some corrupted and broken crap. It's like giving away money.

nommo210
nommo210

jesus... don't you people have jobs? you're getting pissed by $10??? people had to work to create these maps and they're not going to work for free. what world do you live in? fantasyland? it sucks that the maps are flawed, but if they worked fine, i don't mind shelling out $10 for some new maps.

Alhoon
Alhoon

At least chop the price in half.

paulust2002
paulust2002

even though we suffer endless delays, expecially on live arcade and marketplace, why isnt the certification process working as thats always the excuse. I still can't play doom coop and lumines as the lag is so bad !! Call of duty 2 sucked online for months with no news for ages until a patch then came out. If SONY don't go patch mad with PS3 I'm tempted to get one in spite, stop treating xbox gamers like idiots PS Hardly anyone is actually playing costly downloads, look at ghost recon advanced warfighter, no one joins your games if playing on a downloaded level, just too much for a lot of folk. Same will happen hear.

jt222_us
jt222_us

any word on when the fixed version will be released back onto the marketplace?

evangelion80
evangelion80

I dont have mommy or daddy buying me these maps...but i dont think that $10 is alot of cash either.

DasFlesh
DasFlesh

They should realize that if they are to give free content upgrades, they could receive as much as if they got 10 dollars from the few people that wanna waste such money. Its a great idea to add stuff, but make it cheap or make it big. Not just some maps. If you make them free, you may encourage some people to buy the game because of such free things but if you start to charge people for everything you hand out, people will think your in it just for the money, not the gamer. Even if money is the root of it, show and make people think you care. Plus you got nothing to hide if its free because its frikkin free. If it sucks then whatever, they can't complain. You charge it and you run the risk of it sucking and you loosing some business. Just like EA.

DoomHawk92
DoomHawk92

I've been thinking the same thing. Since the people who downloaded this had problems and the ranked matches still mess up sometimes, this map pack should be free

BigC43
BigC43

I think when the new maps get fixed, they should be free to apologise to all of the COD3 fans who have dealt with so many problems online. That would be the nice thing to do.

mortzilla3
mortzilla3

People need to start like testing these type things so that they could make sure that they don't have any problems.

mortzilla3
mortzilla3

People need to start like testing these type things so that they could make sure that they don't have any problems.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Good that they came out with a statement right away, but they need to tighten up that code. Just because we have consoles that are "always connected" doesn't mean that we should be downloading patches for every game the way PC gamers do.

rot3k10
rot3k10

Uh....I have been checking marketplace all week and still no download? Did they pull it or what?

s50cal
s50cal

Residentevil893 there is no pc version

xbox360_4_lyf
xbox360_4_lyf

are these maps free cuz i will go straght away get them

vaejas
vaejas

We understand that there are problems with the Valor map pack once it is downloaded No download no problem. Words to live by.

ShadowDeathX
ShadowDeathX

"Epic put the new GoW stuff up for free..." No they did not. You didnt pay for them but the Discovery Channel did. So Thank the Discovery Channel for you not paying for them.

Tomrr711
Tomrr711

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Thorpe89
Thorpe89

What is it with these things getting released broken?!

XxFull-LifexX
XxFull-LifexX

Does the marketplace have a 30-day return policy? [Sarcasm]

Limonadi
Limonadi

Behold! Human stupidity at it's finest! Releasing maps that don't even work. This is gonna be one for the record books.

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

cod3 is a great game but with all these problems who the da hell is gonan put up with this bs.

LI_EXiLe_IL
LI_EXiLe_IL

whats the probelm with the map packs? why wont they go into to detail? i bet that it explodesthe 360 LMAO :) i love cod3 but man i hope it doesnt kill my xbox 360

mslocum
mslocum

Wow! This is an incrdible...

Cloud737
Cloud737

Wow, how low and cheap can Treyarch get? First, they release a map for free so it can gather hype and make us all want more. Then, after seeing the plan succeeded, their turn the coin and charge the user. But what do they charge you for? For a broken map pack that costs $10. That`s $10 for nothing. I hate micro-transactions.

aRE-you-AFraid
aRE-you-AFraid

I think that Cod is inferior to games such as R6 and Gears. I just cannot get myself to play ANOTHER WWII shooter.

t_walk1
t_walk1

Maybe someone can answer me this. Why the hell did they make this a strictly console game? I know TONS of COD dedicated player that wont ever see this game (I've heard rumors of a software emulations years down the road but nothing solid). Granted they have focused on the console market and thats great but to totally cut out half the games market (and lets face it this series has always been far more popular on the PC than on consoles) just dosen't make sense to me. I'm not trying to flame the game and I know this is off topic but this move just didn't make any sense to me. Any thoughts?

snukadaman
snukadaman

2 bucks a map..cant beat that really....aint like EA with their nickel and diming for cheat codes....and if you buy cheat codes anyways...why play the game...

Smo17
Smo17

yeah, it's definitely 23:55 on the doomsday clock, not 23:05. If it was 23:05, that'd be much further from doomsday than we've ever been since the clock was created so many years ago.

andypipkin85
andypipkin85

heh, yeah most people round here have their mommy and daddy paying for their games. Flippin' kids...

Kev345
Kev345

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jazilla
jazilla

Seriously good reason to play PC games and make your own uggrades. $10.00 for 5 maps?

RightOn44
RightOn44

"i love this game, i would pay 10 dollars every month for new maps. keep em comming." Mommy and Daddy must be paying!

milsvaard
milsvaard

I agree with you bossjimbob, i bought the game and was dissapointed by it so i sold it.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Quote: 09n "The Morale of this story kiddies is two pronged. 1) CoD games not made by infinity ward are not good games 2) The world is an evil heartless place where people will happily screw you over if it makes there life easier." 1) This is coming from someone who gave Serious Sam II a 9.3. Your taste is questionable, sir. ;) Who cares if Infinity Ward made it or not? Treyarch did an admirable job and judging from the sales of the game plenty of people like it. 2) Yes, the world is full of a$$hats. No argument there. Game on.

ET3B
ET3B

is it not 23:55 on the doomsday clock?

09n
09n

The Morale of this story kiddies is two pronged. 1) CoD games not made by infinity ward are not good games 2) The world is an evil heartless place where people will happily screw you over if it makes there life easier. On the bright side it is 23:05 on the doomsday clock, so it will all be over soon.

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

i love this game, i would pay 10 dollars every month for new maps. keep em comming.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I'm not going to buy that map pack, because it should be free. The jerks at Treyarch half-assed COD 3 and they shouldn't be rewarded for it. The A.I. is in that game is as smart as a bag of crap!!

NamanOWNSyou
NamanOWNSyou

Points system doesn't suck, but the map pack does. 360exlusiveness for now sucks, too.

Nico4
Nico4

Glad i dinin´t buy it