The first DLC content map pack will be released on January 24 with multiplayer maps Liberation and Piazza on Xbox Live, followed by additional platforms at a later date.
Here’s the word on the maps from:
Liberation is a vast, militarized landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire, with mounted turrets on either end that lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower.
Piazza is the idyllic Italian getaway that is anything but, where tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates in Piazza, where attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat.
During the first three months of 2012, Activision will release five different content drops on three occasions from now until March, again, first on Xbox Live and then on PC and PS3 once the exclusivity period ends. With a total of 20 DLC drops by the end of September.
“With the Call of Duty: MW3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite, we are delivering on our promise of more new content, more often, and with more variety than ever,” said Activision publishing CEO Eric Hrishberg.
The third Content Drop will be available for download mid-February and two additional drops will go live in March as well as the first Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection, which will be made available for purchase by the “entire” Xbox Live community.
All content drops for Call of Duty Elite premium members will occur once a month, starting in January and ending in September.