Medal of Honor Warfighter adding Bin Laden hunt DLC

EA partners with Sony Pictures for DLC based on upcoming Zero Dark Thirty movie; at least $1 million from sales to be donated to army charities.

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Electronic Arts announced today that it has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring Danger Close's new shooter Medal of Honor Warfighter and upcoming Osama Bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty together. The publisher will release a multiplayer map pack based on the movie for Warfighter the week of December 17, in conjunction with the film's release, with a portion of the map pack sales going to army charities.

Zero Dark Thirty will be illuminated in Warfighter this December.

EA said will will donate $1 from every Zero Dark Thirty map pack (known as The Hunt map pack in Europe) sold for a total of at least $1 million given through its previously announced Project Honor campaign. This effort sees the publisher giving to nonprofit veterans organizations.

The Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition includes the Zero Dark Thirty DLC. Those who preorder Medal of Honor Warfighter will be automatically upgraded to the limited edition, and are also granted access to next year's Battlefield 4 beta.

The Zero Dark Thirty map pack includes two new multiplayer maps set in real-world locations, the first of which takes place in Pakistan's Darra Gun Market, an illegal arms marketplace. The second map is set in Pakistan's far north Chitral region, where Bin Laden was believed to be residing for a period.

According to EA COO Peter Moore, the partnership with Sony Pictures is two-fold. The executive explained it will serve as a means to honor the sacrifices the soldiers and their families have made, and also to bring gamers closer to the "greatest manhunt our world has ever seen."

Medal of Honor Warfighter is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 23 in North America and October 26 in Europe. The game follows a group of US Tier 1 operators as they take the fight to terrorists around the world in locations like the Philippines and Somalia.

Discussion

587 comments
tehwatever
tehwatever

I don't like the sound of this. I don't even like the game.

But I might as well just buy it for the sake of charity. Charity for the serving men and women of USA or Israel or EU or Russia or UK and maybe The Phillipines even though I don't even live in any of those countries.

but hey, charity is always a good when it means reliefs for army families.

I just hope the money won't be used for funding armed conflicts.

spikes1471
spikes1471

EA. Please for the sake of Humanity. Screw OFF!!!!

Yodake
Yodake

EA can kiss my ....  Nothing new with bringing this worthless FTP shooter on the market

drsla
drsla

Show me the medals!

cfstar
cfstar

The word "Honor" has never been more ironic.

starduke
starduke

Fact is Bin Ladin wasn't exactly what you'd call human. He was from another planet, probably Mars, where they've been plotting the extermination of humanity for decades. The whole "terrorism" thing was just a cover for their anti-human activities. They started in high-population, low tech areas and moved on from there. And, of course, the government covered the whole thing up.

Meteora1991
Meteora1991

@MaddenBowler10

 

what exactly do u mean ?

 

Meteora1991
Meteora1991

LOL

Maybe they r doing this because they r upset that that whole news about US troops killing binladin was a hoax and that in the end the bloody picture of him “that supposedly proved that he was killed” turned out to be fake. Maybe this is how they take out theyr frustration on the lies of the white house.

 

Still this is unacceptable.  Don’t mix games with politics.

ARD3NT_GAMER
ARD3NT_GAMER

leave the gaming industry alone from this bullshit. aren't other medias like news n movies enough for this bullshit!

shifter96
shifter96

Definitely stepping over too many boundaries IMO

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

I dont know about you guys, but I'm completely indifferent about this.

ad1x2
ad1x2

Why am I not surprised half of the comments are either hate for EA or conspiracy theories about bin Laden's death? I'm guessing talking about the actual game is out of the question........

princelaharl666
princelaharl666

This is the military-industrial complex invading the gaming industry. First they'll sell you any in-game weapon - now they'll get your dollars by allowing you to relive an event that is most likely bullshit to begin with. Sorry EA, not buying.

Jinjuri
Jinjuri

HELL YEAUH BRING IT ON, SON.Shooting 'sheet'-heads all day, I don't know about you guys but I've no sort of sentimental uhh, ''care'' for this. I'm just excited to shoot Bin Laden over and over in the face. I love these sort of ''real-life'' events represented in video-games.

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

Have you seen the Tag for this add on.... its on their FB page... "Where was the last time you saw Bin laden"... Where?? Shouldn't that be 'When'?

SgtStrungOut
SgtStrungOut

Bin Laden has been dead since 2001. He had nothing to do with 9/11. Secret factions within our own Govt. did 9/11. Do the research.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Damn, all we need is FOX news on us. Leave us gamers alone !

GymFox
GymFox

I am just really uncomfortable with people (like EA) stating that these products aim to honor real life veterans vis-a-vis a modern FPS.. IMHO it's media pandering and needs to stop. 

King9999
King9999

Games and real life don't mix.

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

It's basically a way for them to bring more controversy to their game.. which in turn gets their name out there more. The more people that know about the game means more people will buy it so stirring up controversy is a common tactic.

00J
00J

I say do it. 

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

Is it bad that I'm indifferent? It's EA...they've been saying over-the-top stuff about this game from the start. It's attention grabbing. I guess I'm just not surprised.

i_like_space
i_like_space

this is ridiculous. moh seems to stepping over too many boundaries. 

tgwolf
tgwolf

As long as they make a repeatable bounty for hunting the soulless recycled human garbage bags responsible for killing the team that originally took out said Bin Laden--AND for putting those same soldiers on that slow-boat to the afterlife they call a helicopter!! I think that would be a fitting tribute for those that were sacrificed in a duplicitous offering to appease those Satan-serving terrorists!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

if DICE would make this game this DLC was already in the game and free

but nooo... some people just like to support EA... 

 

with all those good and great games coming out (AC3,FC3 the last of us and halo 4)

who needs this generic shooter of a "realastic militry oparation"?

save your monies for better games

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

already thinking about dlc when the game isn't even out? what? It's good they're donating a 1 $ for each sale but they do that so they don't have to pay taxes.

FarmFreshDX
FarmFreshDX

 @cfstar Which part, donating proceeds to the military?

 

The title of the article, however, was incredibly misleading. Don't call it "Bin Laden hunt DLC" because it sounds better than "map loosely based on an area Bin Laden was hiding in."

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

 @berserker66666 WTH, that's like saying every teenager in America should die because one of them murdered a person last week. Murdering innocent Israelis because of what someone from their country 'did' over here is not the solution.

Kickable
Kickable

 @GymFox to be fair the original campaign was publicized with interviews of real serving members of elite armed forces.  so it's not really out of character for the developers

Kickable
Kickable

 @Coren_Larken i don't blame you.  it's just typical business tactics exploiting a guy whose name most people don't care is dragged through the mud.  not surprising if it doesn't start a serious discussion on morals

Kickable
Kickable

 @i_like_space it's really not shocking to those who played the first MOH single player campaign.  the game pretty much jumps around like COD taking control of different squads only they're all American and has really ham-fisted dramatic patriotic moments forced into it too.  they even had featurettes with real elite operations soldiers before the game came out

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

 @thequickshooter To me it basically seems like Warfighter is just Battlefield 3 with the MoH title slapped on the box.

anannna
anannna

 @thequickshooter  i couldn't agree with you more buddy , if those fps nerds wanted to experience war so badly why cant they just join the army , i'm sure that'll reduce the amount of stupid in this planet

BlackSquare
BlackSquare

 @omghaxor45 Actually you do. Even though you donate money you still have to pay a certain percentage out of every dollar donated. So if EA donates 1mil they still have to pay taxes ON anything between 400,000 to 600,000 (not sure on the number). Only a percentage of your donations are deductible.

Kickable
Kickable

 @Barrakas21 hey man, Joker's a terrorist.  he's all about poisoning water supplies and killing innocent people.

DDay808
DDay808

 @Barrakas21 

 

LOL just think how much money you can earn Russia, China, North Korea , Vietnam , Kuba ,Dr Kongo, Gvatanama, Chile, Argentina, Kambodza, Serbia, All Midle Asia excluding  Turky and so on.......

dingosl
dingosl

 @Barrakas21 

Barralas21, Welcome to the BANDWAGON of "pale-little-kid-behind-monitor-who-thinks-it-is-trendy-to-diss-USA-over-terrorism-issue"

Enjoy your journey!

 

deliman
deliman

 @Barrakas21 that is an unfair statement.  just because an american company releases a product, it doesn't mean all americans back it up.

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

 @Barrakas21 Proof read before you post a comment. 

 

Oh but don't you mean to kill our politicians and corporate pigs? cause us Americans we could be good people.....i think. I know I am.

starduke
starduke

 @dawnofhero Actually, I was making fun of all the earlier conspiracy theory comments.

berserker66666
berserker66666

 @dawnofhero Absolutely not. You're right and I was overzealous. Murdering innocent lives is completely unacceptable. It's just that...so many innocent lives were lost in  9/11 and to think that Israel basically played their hands into this, just makes my blood boil. Those israelis who were responsible for this massacre must must pay.

rabbit12120
rabbit12120

@anannna @thequickshooter : by the way im in the air force so ya i do get to experience war so u better watch it cause u dont know weather tht fps nerd is fighting in this war

rabbit12120
rabbit12120

@anannna @omghaxor45 really worst company huuh i thought infinity ward is worst company cause thy cant control hacks n mods on their games n 4 ur info little girl ea is the best gaming company out there n EA sports made mohw n im sure everyone here has some or one of their sports games tht they love so think b4 u comment on something u ignorant little girl

shawl4
shawl4

haha what does that prove?

now you are Not a strong believer in what you stand for, AND immoral?  BUT we all do it  wink, wink... just don't think openly stating it as something to be freakin' proud about LOL

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

 @dingosl yeah sure thing troll i will not even waist more time with you. pale-little-kid-behind-monitor-who-thinks..

well its 6.30 am in china and you are the one in front of monitor.. and im the hypocrite?go to sleep troll.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

 @dingosl Ps- i dont support anything that comes from EA. I choose piracy than give one more cent to EA

dingosl
dingosl

 @Barrakas21 

It takes one to know one, my ignorant and arrogant friend. :)

dingosl
dingosl

 @Barrakas21 

And who are we kidding really, we are at Gamespot.com checking out Medal of Honor because we are either interested or playing it currently. Its silly to get worked up over it, and speaking of that I should probably stop responding.

 

But ask yourself this, if you are planning on playing any EA or US made games in the future, then maybe you don't really feel very strong in your belief do you?

 

dingosl
dingosl

 @Barrakas21 

Typical? You are assuming I am american then?

I'm chinese actually. Even though I don't see eye to eye with american foreign policy sometimes, I get worked up seeing comments such as the one you made.

 

It is quite hypocritical and funny actually, because you began with "ffs, you americans.."  which already made you ignorant and arrogant, thus rendering the rest of your comments invalid.