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.
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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