Next Modern Warfare 3 map debuts Feb. 21

Xbox 360 Call of Duty Elite paid subscribers to get access to Overwatch New York City skyscraper level later this month.

The next content drop for Call of Duty Elite subscribers is just two weeks away. Activision today announced that the Overwatch map will launch February 21 for paid Elite members on the Xbox 360. The map's PlayStation 3 and PC debuts have not yet been revealed (although if January's Elite downloadable content is any indication, PS3 owners will have to wait at least a month to get their hands on it).

Elite subscribers will get first crack at the Overwatch map.

The sole piece of new content for Modern Warfare 3 this month, Overwatch is a nearly symmetrical map set on top of a New York City skyscraper in the midst of construction. Gamers will need to watch their steps, as construction crews apparently haven't gotten around to installing safety measures like guardrails just yet.

Activision has detailed a monthly schedule of content drops for Elite premium members that lasts through September. Every month will see at least one new map made available, while new missions will debut in March, May, June, August, and September. The wait for new modes will be a little longer, with the first not appearing until June and the second dropping in August.

The Call of Duty Elite subscription service reached the 1 million paid users milestone within the first month of its November launch. Elite provides players with gameplay statistics, video sharing, and clan support features for free.

Those who shell out for the $50 annual subscription will also receive all downloadable content released in the year, as well as exclusive video content and other perks. All content will arrive first for Call of Duty: Elite paid subscribers, but eventually non-Elite members will be able to purchase content separately via what Activision calls "Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections."

For more on Modern Warfare 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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ollie_sr
ollie_sr

Infinity Ward confirmed 20 pieces of DLC by the end of 9 months. I'd say buying the Hardened edition was worth it. 20 pieces of DLC, and all the other features of Elite for 40$. I enjoy playing the game, and I'd rather pay 40$ instead of 60$ for all the DLC.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

Even devil himself can't stop activision from greed for money

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@thereal-15-cent Now i can argue against that easily. The BF series as a whole has changed a good deal over the years. Each game worked very well as stand alone titles, each still felt to a point unique. COD, has not felt unique since COD4(MW).BF3 is a direct sequel to the old BF2.Between BF2 and BF3 there is a great deal of changes and they are a heck of a lot different. If we look at COD though , they are pretty much the same on almost everything. Right down to the downright horrible peer2peer servers they run on. When i paid for BF3 i knew i was getting a new game that was unique in some ways, and it was built over much longer development period than 7 months(BlackOps).It also requires you to think, be tactical, and actually work with your team.If you don't your team will lose. Unlike COD where you can be a mindless drone with a itchy trigger finger and do just fine. Comparing the two as one and the same is like comparing a Alaskan King Crab with Imitation Crab Meat.

djforlife84
djforlife84

I have a friend whos 28 years old. has a house & dog & wife. well used to. His wife left him took all his stuff including the dog. I asked him what the hell happened and it goes back to the day when he exploded on her and his friends while he was playing COD. he now lives alone in an empty house playing COD 24/7 when he is not at work. I hope every single one of you COD fanboys turns into this situation. Majority of COD players have some serious social problems.

michaelochs
michaelochs

i payed 110$ for my ps3 hardened edition got deranked twice each by 6 or more level's they said it was some error and it happened to other players too. i probably won't have mw3 by the time the dlc finally comes out for us ps3 users. UNCHARTED3 IS BETTER.

muzza93
muzza93

That is such BS that PAYING PS3 Elite members have to wait. Im glad i got off cod, they are so greedy, sickens me

anshumansinghr
anshumansinghr

There is no need to make a big deal about it, I get all my Battlefield updates for free.

hitboy806
hitboy806

love the elite spokesperson but I will never pay for elite. Especially because im on a ps3 and am getting these maps a month later than xbox anyways. A little extra wait wont kill me. At least this way I can pick and choose the better of the maps when released.

emperiox
emperiox

@DealRogers Well don't be an idiot and sub to elite?

emperiox
emperiox

OH THANK GOD ANOTHER MAP.

Darkflare_EX
Darkflare_EX

Actually, if my calculation is correct, PS3 Elite users should have the last set of maps just some time before their subscription runs out.

DealRogers
DealRogers

This means that in the end PS3 Elite members will have like 2 maps less than 360 players when the 1 year subscription finishes. Not fair.

pal_080
pal_080

Is this for real....? Please tell me you suckers who paid fifty bucks for this "elite" service are getting some awesome content other than very slowly released maps...!? Ugh, I'm no CoD hater but this is pathetic! Is it not enough for Activision to own and yearly release the most profitable gaming franchise of all time...? Apparently they also need to alienate their long time fans and nickle and dime people to death. You people looking forward to ME3...? Beware that game gonna have the same tactics.

weedman1985
weedman1985

"Elite provides players with gameplay statistics, video sharing, and clan support features for free. " Funny, I remember that we got these features for free no so long ago. Now we have to pay for Elite to get them for "free".

option585
option585

Pretty sure Activision thinks we're all retarded. Stupid commercial....

djpetitte
djpetitte

call of dollars money waster 3

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

Sucks for us ps3 owners that we have to wait till next month for this months map

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Its so sad that IW doesnt care about PC gamers anymore :( all they want is money nowadays, the same way went Epic games, who started with UT on PC and went $$ when they sided with Microsoft :(

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

@WolfGrey, my point is the BF series is just as big of a joke as the CoD series. They're both overhyped, expensive, and, let's face it... Overrated. There are tons of games that are better than both BF3 and MW3. If anything, MW3 and BF3 are ruining the industry by making developers think all they have to do is make a good multiplayer mode to sell copies. MW3 and BF3 are different, but they're also exactly the same. They're both made by big, greedy developers, they're both military multiplayer games, and they're both uncreative. A BF fan making fun of CoD is like a fat kid making fun of another fat kid for being fat, and vice versa.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Great maps...too bad i had to drop $50 on a handful of maps spread out over 9 flippin months. Oh and the Elite system is garbage. You can't win any of the enlisted events because like the leaderboards, the top "winners" are always boosters and cheaters. Not to mention Elite members were lied to. We were told we'd get new maps every two months...but NOT single player missions!!! I hate Elite.

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

So, xbox will have had 2 releases before ps3 elite has the first one? Glad I didn't buy elite

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

What a joke. That trailer actually made me hate this series even more.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

lol we will release a game with 3 maps for multi...im surprised they didnt give this game a lower rating for their lack of multi content when it was shipped out

gameme199
gameme199

fps games are all the same exipt the maps

wamsy102938
wamsy102938

if your an xbox player and love MW3, both Elite and xbox Live is gonna cost you.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Down to one map sold at a time... will we soon be asked to pay by the bullet?

buying1999
buying1999

This game rocks and is best played on the superior Xbox 360, as stated on the lensoftruth head to head with the overpriced internet ready blu ray player. The best selling game of all time. Man it's a good time to be a gamer. Especially on the superior Xbox 360. "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

trivolution
trivolution

The Ass talk reminds be of The Rock and his Boots to Asses chant.

Codester_41
Codester_41

Video: I don't think you have enough space to put "b*tch slaps" as your clan name.

dj_killer
dj_killer

Is it just me or Microsoft and Sony bullying each anothers via game(s)? What'll happen between PS4 and Xbox720 in near future? I have been playing almost all COD games (die-hard fan) but not this time, this is not how Activision and others developers should sell game(s). Sorry but I boycott this game and if they release exact same stuff next year, I may become a caveman.

Darkflare_EX
Darkflare_EX

BTW guys, it's not one map for $15. That would just be retarded. It's one map this month for the Premium Elite guys. They'll be back to 2 maps next month and should have the actual $15 DLC for the non Premium Elite people.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

MAP? like SINGULAR? REALLY?!?!!? HAHAAHAHAHA THAT IS FUNNY!

ZOD777
ZOD777

I already pay 60 dollars a year for COD. Does that mean I get free maps too? Activision says, "Nah son. You have to pay twice that if you want all this game has to offer. That is just for the basic game. Pay up sucker! HAHAHAH (Laughing as they swim in 13 year old's tears and their parent's money)!!" BTW, I wouldn't doubt it if all of the maps were ready at launch. Incremental releases to make it seem like you are getting some sort of value out of it all. "Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections." = Tip jar for greedy publisher.

BranimirTkalec
BranimirTkalec

I don't have Xbox. I don't have PS3. Never will. So... PC gamers? Anybody?

DrkeX
DrkeX

My favorite memories of last gen was custom maps (especially on PC) when people created their own maps so people never got bored. This is why CSS/Day of Defeat and TF2 are still popular today, after almost a decade.

toddx77
toddx77

Remember last gen when you bought a game that was complete without content cut and everyone was treated equally no matter which console you bought it on? Good times :)

DrkeX
DrkeX

lol @ the kid that said the new BF games are a bluprint of COD. You never played BF2? it was the first true "Modern" shooter.

WillyChong
WillyChong

Win for Activision :P And I took an arrow to the knee!!!

s0l1dsnake
s0l1dsnake

@xincubuzzx I would say a class action lawsuit is in order, no?

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

Man, I haven't even bought this game yet. Has the price come down on it? ;)

wimboo
wimboo

"activision will never let people pay monthly" is what they promised us. This is pure commerce and money making When i pay the full price for a game i expect at least the maps to be free... It was possible in the first Modern Warfare. they are just greedy

tommyas
tommyas

So ps3 users pay 50 USD for Elite, to get all the upcoming maps, but have to wait a month anyway? If those who dont have Elite had to wait, thats fine I get it. But screwing over Elite members like this is just laughable. Especially if those 50 USD were for the maps mostly to begin with. Pathetic.

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

So they make you pay $10-15 for one map when the game cost $60-80 and comes with 3 modes and a large array of maps. It has to have at least 20 new maps to be worth the price you pay otherwise make it a dollar a map. There is also the high chance the map will suck and everyone will still be cycling the same maps anyway. Its only worth it if you are subscribed elite which not everyone is.

iluvOP
iluvOP

Well I gotta admit, that these videos are pretty amusing. Then again I get amused really easily so.. yeah.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Slow news day for gaming then? Gamespot should report when CoD (and battlefield, let's face it, put new graphics on and BF hasn't changed much more than CoD does every year) actually do something new. I can see it now, next months news headline here will read "new CoD map "overpriced pos" to debut March somthinorother, throw money down toilet now" and the month after that you can replace "March" with "April" and you can continue this for a while... Am I getting the pattern down?