For Xbox 360 owners who upgraded to Elite membership on Modern Warfare 3, Activision has dropped the first two maps, Piazza and Liberation for download. Downloadable from Xbox Live, the maps will be available for PlayStation 3 elite members in a month, and non-paying Elite players will have the option to pick the maps up a week after for 1200MSP or £9.99 on PlayStation Network.
Map 1: Piazza
This seaside Italian getaway is anything but idyllic, as tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn. Close-range combat dominates, and the team that best utilizes flanking routes will most often come out on top. Attacks from behind, above and below are an ever-constant threat. Keep up your awareness and don’t get taken by surprise.
Map 2: Liberation
A militarized Central Park stretches across a vast landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire. Mounted turrets on either end lend power to anyone brave enough to expose themselves in exchange for deadly firepower. Plan out your movement and always be aware of nearby sight lines to avoid becoming fodder for the enemy.
So it’s back to the Call of Duty’s infamous multiplayer mode to tear up some new maps… who’s game?