THE BUZZ: Two new Modern Warfare 3 maps will be made available to Xbox 360 Elite subscribers today.
The new maps, known as Foundation and Sanctuary, make content drops seven and eight of the 20 promised by Activision and Infinity Ward.
“Suspended in the air one thousand feet up, you’ll battle more than altitude in the towering sandstone monasteries of Central Greece. Formed over millions of years, this sanctuary’s natural rock pillars have repelled invading armies and withstood the ravages of time but now they’ll face your deployment. Test your skills—and the ancient monks’ craftsmanship—with your arsenal of SMG’s, assault rifles and shotguns. Just remember: don’t look down.”
“Journey into the heart of South Korea for a decommissioned concrete factory where the cement flows and bullets fly. After decades of constructing roads and buildings, the towering facility is now a perfectly-constructed combat zone for sniping and run-and-gun rules of engagement. Don’t stand in awe of the towering concrete crusher at the center of the factory unless you want to see your kill ratio meet the same fate.”
EGM’s TAKE: Just as the other platforms and non-Elite subscribers were almost caught up with DLC for Modern Warfare 3, the Elite Xbox 360 subscribers go streaking ahead yet again. If you’re on PC or PlayStation 3 don’t expect to be seeing these maps until at least May, and if you’re a non-Elite subscriber it may be June or later. The difference of a month because of Xbox 360 exclusivity was manageable, but throw this new tier system, otherwise known as Call of Duty: Elite, on top and the wait times become ridiculous. Hopefully Elite 2.0 will change the way content is distributed, even if it just closes the gap slightly between Elite and non-Elite subscribers.
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