Medal of Honor for-pay DLC revealed

Hot Zone King-of-the-Hill mode arrives Nov. 2 on 360, PS3, PC for $10; previously announced Clean Sweep add-on also hitting PC for those who purchase game new.

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Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced a free round of Medal of Honor downloadable content for customers who purchased the game new. The company still has plans to make post-purchase money off its just-released modern-day first-person shooter, as today EA announced a new Medal of Honor multiplayer mode will be available to download on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 for $10 (800 Microsoft points).

Medal of Honor will see a pair of new game modes introduced next week.

The King-of-the-Hill-inspired Hot Zone downloadable game mode will come with two all-new maps (Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost) and two tweaked versions of existing maps. The add-on will be available starting November 2.

Launching that same day will be the previously announced free downloadable content, the Clean Sweep multiplayer mode. The team-based elimination mode will also come with four new and repurposed maps. While EA didn't acknowledge a PC release for Clean Sweep or return inquiries regarding it, the publisher did mention in the Hot Zone announcement that the complimentary game mode would be available for PC customers who update their software with a patch available "no earlier than November 2."

The first installment in the series not to be set during World War II, Medal of Honor follows a group of elite commandos called Tier 1 Operators during operations behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. It has sold over 1.5 million copies to date, generating over $100 million. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

73 comments
busch_40z
busch_40z

scr3w cod....a bunch of trendy followers are ruining gaming, not games like this...cod sux...

IBLEEDBLUE33
IBLEEDBLUE33

haha. EA is actually going to try and charge people for downloadable content when you have only around 10000 players playing at any given time. COD and Halo have over 200,000. In my opinion they should be giving free content to try and get new players. Medal of Honor isn't bad in my opinion but not good enough to dethrown COD. Also with Black ops coming out next week this is just one last effort to make money on a game that quite frankly is merely average.

2chase
2chase

They're making money off you and trying to get you more involved with their game before CoD releases.

Master_gamer438
Master_gamer438

so people with the code get some new stuff, and people will have to pay for king of the hill mode? wat was the whole point in buying it new, game is crap but at least I didn't pay for it, and so far looks like a easy platty, after thats done going back to bfbc2.

choppednskrewed
choppednskrewed

The market is so flooded with FPS its a shame to see developers rushing to get games with good potential on shelves one before the other. I hate to fork over my hard earned $60 bucks for a half-assed game. Everyone is too busy trying to clone or be the next big online multiplayer shooter, forget about the storyline or any type of plot for that matter and the consumers suffer. Its disgusting.

MrAgentman
MrAgentman

I'm sorry but as much as I tried to enjoy this game it has way to much tarnish as they love to say.... the fact that I hear about DLC for this makes me happier to have turned it in :P I gave EA/Dice another chance, no more. Come on Black Ops, make us proud!!!! :3 I will say the fact that this time they aren't throwing out map packs that are basically adding a certain game type into a current map is a good start. better luck next time EA/Dice....

Bjamin13
Bjamin13

Wow are you freaking kidding me! this game was so $h!tty, i had no motivation trying to beat it!... and now there trying to bring out a DLC before black ops comes? thats so f'cked! I am going to wait til black ops comes out and check the reviews on it before buying it cuz spend 60 dollars on a $h!tty game with this economy will not happen again! EA you suck so much @$$!!!

astrix2605
astrix2605

this is my first comment in 5 years in this site: This is outrages ! EA screws up another good old pure and great game (MOH:AA the original...) and co-operated with dice to ruin another game (e.x-bf2 patches etc...). I was truly a sucker to have bought a EA-Dice game, once again- another failure. I also hope someone will sue them somehow for this insolence!

Christiano80
Christiano80

This Game sucks! Short singleplayer and as far as it concerns the Multiplayer it can be characterized as the paradize for noob-campers!

scorpion_great
scorpion_great

its one of those marketing strategies that are going to work for a while, until people start realizing how much their getting ripped off and maybe only then the companies will wisen up.

Henninger
Henninger

I keep sayin this & i'll say it again, DLC IS RUINING GAMING!!!!! U mean 2 tell me that by this move that gaming isnt goin 2 crap!!!!! WTF!!!! Paying money 2 play a mode!?!?!?!?!?!?! R u serious!?!?!?!?! First publishers charge us 4 colors 4 outfits, then they charge us 4 skins in multiplayer, now they're charging 4 game modes. Dont u ppl c wut they're doing. They r charging 4 stuff that used 2 b free. Im sorry but 2 the ppl who r gonna say u dont have 2 buy it, Shut up!! U know just as well as i do that this is wrong. We already pay $60 4 the full retail game & now they wanna nickel & dime us over stuff that used 2 b unlocked by just simply playing the game. Watch we're gonna start payin 2 just look @ the title screen. This is getting ridiculous!!!

ThaGrateOne
ThaGrateOne

EA is making the people that enjoy PS3 and 360 enjoy buying incomplete purchases....way to make sure I hate EA that much more :-) thank you for 2 weeks of gameplay that way I have to pay for more.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@NoHotAshes BC2 has been my main shooter since its release,it's a superb game but I do play MoH instead quite a bit because it's tighter maps offers faster and more intense gameplay. It's two things I've been waiting on: a new MoH and a CoD-esque game with none of the server issues or what I call CoD bul*s**t (shooting around walls,prone..etc..). They are two very different games.BC2 offers the best in vehicle squad warfare across large maps whilst MoH offers the best tight CQB gameplay.Either way I really rate both. I'll use CoD as an example again,MW2 scored an average score of 9.0 but all the flaws reviewers picked up on (and many more) are present in MW2. I know MoH lacks Co Op and split screen but as a game it arguably does everything better then the latest CoD.

NoHotAshes
NoHotAshes

@MEDzZ3RO That isnt true, I absolutely hate COD and think its an overrated pile of garbage that only fools think is any good, most of em probably on the xbox -_- ... However this game is just as awful, the multiplayer is like a really bad mod for the far superior Bad Company 2 which is more "bang for the buck" which is why this game deserves crap scores

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Good news.Medal Of Honour's a top game that's only getting hate from Cod fanboys and people who bought it only for its single player. I personally love both portions of the game.Undeniably BC2 Vietnam will offer "more bang for the buck" but 2 new game modes,2 new maps and 2 remastered maps isn't bad for roughly £6-£8 considering that a rival game offered 3 new maps,2 recyled maps and no new game modes for £11.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@LifeForms me too, such a terrible game lol

rolo107
rolo107

LOL! They are trying to charge for DLC to a malnourished game as it is, and a crappy one at that? Hm...

GingerDeadMan
GingerDeadMan

Why does every game company feel the need to milk its following with overpriced underwhelming DLC? These two should be free so that they can add more elaborate weapons/map packs... now those would be worth paying for, granted they're more than 2 guns and 3 maps. There needs to be MORE bang for the buck, let alone with a game as disappointing as Medal of Honor.

Caldrin
Caldrin

DLC should be free... if they want to make a proper expantion pack then all well and good.. but i wont pay for DLC.. espically when it should have been in the game from the start.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I'm going to pass on this

howlingmage
howlingmage

EA+DLC=FAIL.... But seriously i remember when you could get hours of fun from DLC. Now it just a quick game out oh not selling well, better get some dlc to rake in the money we lost.

JimmyTwoGunz
JimmyTwoGunz

i agree with Knucklemouth i thought ea was better than this u shouldn't rush this stuff just because a competitor is coming soon I'd rather wait 2 months or longer down the road than have a rushed crap map pack, i thought EA was better than this, maybe i shouldn't get NFS hot pursuit if this is what EA is going to do with their games, what happens when test drive unlimited 2 comes out r they gonna make criterion games rush a DLC for it too, game companies need to think better i want a game developer to take their time with stuff instead of rushing it i don't care if it takes longer, hell I'd wait a year or longer if it meant it was going to b better, but i guess they have to listen to the mass's and rush it to be first, this is just sad sad sad

Mom_said_no
Mom_said_no

HAHAHA yes! same crap BC2 did... screw this game glad i didnt buy it.

Knucklemouth
Knucklemouth

November 2nd, doesn't this sound a little rushed? It's very apparent, EA is trying one last cash grab before a certain competition's game comes out. Better luck with Battlefield Vietnam, or Battlefield 3, 'cause your Medal of Honor sh!t the bed.

pudgexd
pudgexd

Intentionally left out content then later sell it as a DLC $10. This is BS.

Gammet25
Gammet25

Just make a free dlc then more people can possibly bother to play your games. Money wanting makes greed very very bad.

wis3boi
wis3boi

The FPS market is shooting itself in the crotch with a MAC-10 at this point. Give it a rest, Devs, you won't get anywhere with a $10 DLC ( that should be free or included in the purchase on release) AND a $60 price tag. Oh, wait.....people still eat that **** up like it was candy apparently

pelvist
pelvist

No thanks, stick your DLC up your a**e.

unome1277
unome1277

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LifeForms
LifeForms

haha!! there is no way on gods earth that i would ever pay for DLC to support this horrid game.... i want my money back and they want more...@$£%^!??!

Eyes_of_Ice
Eyes_of_Ice

Anyone else find it funny that they named a map Hindukush? Wish I could get ahold of some of that right now...

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

DLCocaine. DLC has the same characteristics of the drugs trade, an it stinks!!!! they want every last penny off ya, but cant even make a game these days that dosnt need its own fix

GordonFrohman11
GordonFrohman11

Wow, MOH is even copying the way MW2 offered us ludicrously overpriced map packs.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

When did it become standard to charge for reworked maps? Apparently laziness + idiot gamers = profit. 4 NEW maps and a games mode sounds better. Of course it really doesn't matter since this game is DOA.

tbone19762008
tbone19762008

Why pay 60 bucks for a game and pay for DLC's Just wait for the Ultimate edition or Game of the Year Edition probably ( 50 to 60 bucks) to come out and you will get all the DLC's for free....The

October_Tide
October_Tide

Mmm so they are charging us for fixing their crappy maps in the first place? Fair enough when you have new maps (2 new ones... yay), but doing what BC2 did with the exact same maps but charging for it.... Sigh.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

As much as I hate the concept of DLC, I appreciate that they are pushing the standard for $10. They have 4 maps AND a game mode. Whereas I have been getting bull for the past six months. CoD's 5 Maps for $15? Halo's 3 maps for $10? The old standard was 4 maps for $10. I am glad EA is actually giving a crap.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

the multi for MOH was ok but they really had no maps for the game that was any good. So I guess I'll try playing the game when the new maps arrive then again I'm undecided...

boostud
boostud

I remember the good ol days when map packs were free....and MUCH LARGER than a few maps!!!

Shardz7
Shardz7

Let the nickle and diming commence! Here we go yet again with the lamest trend in modern gaming - paying for crap that should have been in the game originally. I can't wait for this fad to wither and blow away in the wind over time.

smoman5000
smoman5000

I wont be purchasing that DLC til after i see what the multiplayer is like with the patching.

duderdave
duderdave

While I like the game guide, could somebody at Gamespot have another look at the English please? It looks like somebody may have had a quick look already, but it still has a few some strange snippets: "Once Voodoo drives to main front exit the car and mounts the heavy turret on top." huh? "Snipe down the enemies." :) "cream the rest of the enemy forces with covert rifle fire." unusual alliteration "... pain the targets, which will summon the bombers." "you'll need to pain more targets" bring the pain, bring it... lol "the rest of the tea" "scope in and peck them off" pick a peck of... "(Army) aviation helicopters" "to take done more enemies" they'z done now "Gun down and protect Mother as he tries to take you to safety." poor Mother... There was a segment where he said, " ...you feel the need to use a grenade" but I can't find it so I think somebody must have already made a first pass at correcting or I missed it. Can't you just see the Tier 1 operator stop in his tracks and say, "I feel the need to use a grenade..." lmao... too funny dude... Aside from that, thanks for the guide! :)

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

All of this DLC get's an F....A big fat F for FAIL The game modes should have been included with the game but then they were too busy pleasing the press to include them. If they decided to release one big pack with the two modes and all levels that would be a better deal, as is it fails....

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

So why cant I have the King of the Hill mode also? I preordered it because I wanted something different the COD. And why it wasnt bad at all, the multiplayer lacked content (Weapons, Mods, maps ects). And now right after you release more to us at a price? I bought everything for BFBC2. which wasnt much but still quiet of bit of cost. I am not doing the same thing for MOH. I tried to defend you and believed MOH would be a lot better with the free content promised to make up for the lack of content/change for BFBC2. But I guess that will not be the case. Looks like Ill be force to pick up another game in a few weeks now.

Trexid
Trexid

Rockstar has my loyalty after seeing the quality and quantity of amazing content in yesterdays Undead Nightmare pack. I feel like I've stolen something from Rockstar the value is so good! 20 minutes of MoH beta was all I needed to play ever. lol

Anthrizacks
Anthrizacks

No thanks I hope no one buys them. This DLC cash-rape needs to end. Companies don't support the people that support their games at all.

Kiri90
Kiri90

I really hope this doesn't sell well at all. Developers need to stop this constant DLC greed. They want you to pay another $10 for a game that will have been out for less than a month when this DLC releases? Come on now...

Rocker6
Rocker6

EA is really desperate.They want this game to end up as a success.

S001-PRIMAL
S001-PRIMAL

well better than 15 bucks for recycled maps that get annoying and suck