E3 06: Xbox 360 Call of Duty 2 maps incoming

Nine new multiplayer arenas to hit Activision's World War II shooter in two waves; two maps will be available for free download.

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Xbox 360 gamers might want to duck and cover, as Activision today announced plans to bombard them with nine new multiplayer maps for its World War II first-person shooter, Call of Duty 2. The maps will be released in two waves, with some downloadable for free and others available for purchase from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The first four maps are set to arrive this spring in two separate packs. One pack will include maps in Vossenack and Wallendar, Germany, and will be a free download. The other two maps (Kalach, Russia and Beaumont-Hague, France) will be sold in a "skirmish pack" on Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Marketplace points ($5).

The second wave of maps will hit the Marketplace in July as one big bunch. This "invasion pack" features maps set on the French battlefields of St. Louet, Antoville, and Amaye sur Seulles, as well as Alam Halfa, Egypt, and Rostov, Russia. That pack will cost 900 Marketplace points ($11.25).

Activision has said it will debut playable versions of the first wave of maps in its Call of Duty 2 Lounge at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Discussion

78 comments
battle_chaser9
battle_chaser9

I dont understand why all these people are complaining over the price of these new maps. 1: these maps are made by the devs, so its more polished. 2: yes I love pc games too but some mods are stupid thats why they are free. 3: GRAW better than COD2 Onlines?!!! What had you been smoking, if you call spawn camping an actual game experience then I guess GRAW is for you.

mrcobbynot
mrcobbynot

I hope the people crying dont spend the huge price for the maps because to me its chump change. I like to play people online that have a life and not some snot nose kid that thinks $15 bucks is the end of the world and game makers should work for free. Get freaking real dorks.

blueknight124
blueknight124

i cant wait... its fun playing on the new maps and the 900 points doesnt sound bad at all, its cheaper than buying a new version of the game, or going out to buy a separate patch like you would with a pc game... all and all this xbox live marketplace seems like a good investment

KingMagz
KingMagz

Thats wat im talkin bout, now i can woop some ass!!, Anyone want it =, bring it and we can shoot it out!! COD2!!

rob101
rob101

Has anyone downloaded the maps yet, I did the other day and when i went to use them they said they would not be avalible until July 2006, yet no where did it say that before i downloaded them which I think really sucked because now i got the maps and I can't even use them, even in splitscreen multiplayer

Phan8383
Phan8383

If you play COD2 enough you know how boring those old maps have gotten. I really don't mind paying 11 measly dollars for something I will use basically everyday. Also, if you have roommates that play it, you can split it up. Can't wait for the other 5 maps!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

thats not really cool charging 11 dollars

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

I dont like microtransactions either, but a lot of people paid $20 for the Halo 2 multiplayer map pack and that only included 9 maps as well

SargeantKozi
SargeantKozi

"Manatassi Its funny how alot of people seem to freak out every time they see the mention of having to pay a very small amount of money for some extra content in such an agressive way... I mean seriously people whats the problem? you had enough to pay the money for atleast the 360 and the game so if you realy cant afford the $5 then so what? just dont pay it... its not like its a tax or anything, and they are releasing free maps aswell. I mean seriously people its getting very old, they make games for money, nothing else. There is no higher moral factor or artistic passion pushing anyone with the skill to make games to do so other than the fact that they are trying to make money... the same reason you go to work. If you have a problem with that then fine go live in your fantasy world while the rest of us get on with real life. " this is exactly what im talking about, thank you manatassi

SargeantKozi
SargeantKozi

i understand that paying for maps makes everyone angry, but seriously, its not that big a deal, the people that want em will get em, those that dont, wont, but its just 15 bucks, that seems like a lot for maps, but seriously if someone can afford a computer to come on here and complain like babies, then they can easily afford the maps, just go ask your parents that spoil you (to those of you that this doesnt apply to, i'm sorry)

super-cal
super-cal

i say boycott them until price drop.

cajunXLVII
cajunXLVII

so now you are paying over $76 for a god damn shooter. no thanks, im glad i didn't buy a 360 and this market place scam. pc gaming is cheaper.

jon1233
jon1233

Paying money for things that should have been included in the game? No.

nightwing4
nightwing4

thats why pc is better custom maps and you just need to download thoses maps thats why i hate 360 cod2

bog_god
bog_god

lol ive got CoD2 on PC n im jus hopin they dont decide to charge us too... u get so much content from developers for free, and tahts what makes a really good game - continued support and improvement - but i know i dont play CoD2 enough myself to pay for the extra maps to be worth buying

rasstarman
rasstarman

Anyone complaining about the price is a cheap stingy bastard who likes handouts. Get use to it...nothign in life is free.

wasd4life
wasd4life

see this is why I like pc games.

joeamis
joeamis

I ain't paying any more than I already have, one game (which is not a MMORPG) should not cost $75 to experience everything in it, regardless if it's added content or not.

DJ_ranch
DJ_ranch

Now i need at least 1 more console after i have brought PS3 in the end of this year!

Manatassi
Manatassi

Its funny how alot of people seem to freak out every time they see the mention of having to pay a very small amount of money for some extra content in such an agressive way... I mean seriously people whats the problem? you had enough to pay the money for atleast the 360 and the game so if you realy cant afford the $5 then so what? just dont pay it... its not like its a tax or anything, and they are releasing free maps aswell. I mean seriously people its getting very old, they make games for money, nothing else. There is no higher moral factor or artistic passion pushing anyone with the skill to make games to do so other than the fact that they are trying to make money... the same reason you go to work. If you have a problem with that then fine go live in your fantasy world while the rest of us get on with real life. Chris you get the patch automaticaly when u boot up the game whilst online, simple.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

yes yes let's all pretend we don't feel ripped off by micro$haft

Chris3eb
Chris3eb

Sounds pretty cool to me. Where does one go to get the patch they came out with. I don't have LIVE yet, but I may soon and COD2 online would be a lot of fun I think.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

YAY new maps!!!!!! wait.......they cost $$$$...... FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!

bigster72
bigster72

So THATS why the PC gamers had to wait six months for a patch

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

I thought to pick the game up now that it's improved but I am not shelling up that much money. I agree with gametester paying for maps divides the people who can from the ones who can't and at that price there won't be a lot of people to play with.

cmrdr
cmrdr

FINALLY!!! took long enough. and im sure there are plenty of people that will pay. i will.

ocdog45
ocdog45

good online game. COD players will be happy

Drachman
Drachman

And yet the latest CoD2 Patch for the PC added 2 free maps and they are planning on adding more...something's not right here.

DJAndy32
DJAndy32

I'd still buy em. :D Can't wait.

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

I wish Devs would take Bungie's standpoint on this Microtransaction thing. When Halo 2 got its maps the first two were free and the next two you had to pay for but after about 3 months they became free. Then once those became free another 5 came out for a price and then 2 months later they too became free. I thought that was a very good idea.

jacques117
jacques117

Amazing but i don't want to be paying for maps. They'll probably all be free just like the new Halo maps. We'll just have to wait.

downlink
downlink

Wow, so much complaining. Also, the lag was MICROSOFTS fault in Cod2. Also, ppl who say COD2 online sucks, have they played it with the new patch? Its alot of fun. Atleast the online isnt broken like in GRAW(Though, the single play. in that is awsome). I hope BF2:MC follows suit, but not as expensive. 15+15=30=:(

gametester1424
gametester1424

Not to fond of the "microtran$action$" eigther. The problem that really bothers me though is this. The console user base is way smaller than the PC, especially if you aren't a game like Halo 2. So what ends up happening is that you cut the pool of players that will get the new maps in half at best, by putting them out for a price and then never releasing them for free. Bungie did a good thing by releasing the map pack the way that they did. It sucked at first because not everyone had them but shortly after you could play those maps with everyone therefore the amount of people to play with greatly increased. The key is to keep people playing your game, just look at BF1942 on the PC as an example. I wish that console developers would look at Bungie and the PC as a way to do Online Multiplayer and extra content right.

Zeke129
Zeke129

Yet another downside of "microtransactions".

psycho300x
psycho300x

screw that crap I payed 60$ for the damn game, im not gonna pay 16 $ for some $#!* multiplayer maps im sick of this xbox live market place rip off

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

SWEET more maps to play with to come soon

MASTERMOSQUITO
MASTERMOSQUITO

How bout a player improvement. 8 players in a game sucks. I read an article before it came out that said 32 players. Why don't they work on that first.

shockwave04
shockwave04

Great something else the people without a fast connection can't get :roll:

askzander
askzander

Definitely way too much money. At the very least, they should have more of the maps free and the others should cost a lot less. However, if the maps are good, I will buy them because COD2 is my favorite Live game (except maybe Battlefield).

MROmeo10
MROmeo10

hmmm... 2 free? Sounds familiar. [hint: Halo 2] maybe theyll be free eventually, or theyll cost something forever like some content from early XBox 1 games :).

Some_Republican
Some_Republican

and i thought a buck 80 was bad for some friggin horse armor

barulez
barulez

thats not bad for a price of nine multiplayer arenas and two maps.

Execution360
Execution360

downloading the free maps cause i'm saving alot of ms points lol