Call of Duty Elite content drops detailed

Activision lays out Modern Warfare 3 DLC release schedule for premium subscribers; plan calls for 12 new maps, six missions, and two modes through September.

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Activision has said Call of Duty Elite subscribers would be getting at least 20 "content drops" over the course of the program's first year. Thanks to a content calendar on the official Call of Duty website, gamers know now exactly what type of add-ons they can expect and when.

Expecting a zombie mode for MW3? Can you hold your breath until at least June?
Expecting a zombie mode for MW3? Can you hold your breath until at least June?

Beginning with this week's debut of two new maps for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elite subscribers will get access to a dozen new playfields, six new missions, and two new gameplay modes in monthly waves 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.

While the content calendar only applies to Elite subscribers, the same assortment of maps, missions, and modes will eventually be offered to all Modern Warfare 3 players. The first "content collection" will go on sale for Xbox 360 players in March, with PC and PlayStation 3 releases to follow at an unspecified later date.

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.

For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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