Watch your step.
The seventh month of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Content Season brings us two new maps and one new Special Ops mission. Just like every month before it, this month requires that you are a Premium member to download the Elite Content DLC. Subscriptions and money out-of-the-way, let’s take a look at what we’re getting.
What You Get
Starting with the Special Ops mission Vertigo, which is more comparable to the waved-based Survival mode than the previous MW3 Spec Ops missions. You’ll have to fight through groups of helicopters, soldiers, juggernauts and more helicopters to survive this one. It’s set high up on the roof of the Oasis Hotel, which was the location of the final mission of the game too, and not all of the edges are blocked off so you have to be careful not to back up too far or you’ll fall to your death. It’s one of the harder missions they’ve put out, due to the juggernauts and the constant danger of falling off the roof if you’re not paying attention.
The two maps this month are Decommission and Offshore. Decommission is set in a ship graveyard that the locals have converted into a makeshift town, with multiple ships, or should I say pieces of ships, to enter on this medium-sized map. It’s great for close quarters combat, which keeps the action going around every corner. Offshore is set on an abandoned oil rig that features plenty of spaces for Snipers to set up camp and edges to fall off into the ocean below. Much like the Spec Ops Mission, you’re going to want to watch your step on Offshore. Both maps have a good mix of indoor and outdoor areas, with multiple levels to reach and tight hallways to die via a Shotgun in, which helps make them well-rounded for all play styles.
As a added bonus this month, Infinity Ward have released the remake of Modern Warfare 2′s Terminal map, and it’s free for everyone to download, Premium Elite membership or not. It’s one of the most popular Modern Warfare maps ever, and fans of it won’t be disappointed with the remake. It’s pretty much exactly how you remembered it and I can see it being voted for quite a bit.
Again, this month’s DLC, except for Terminal which is free for everyone, is free for Premium Elite subscribers so there’s no reason not to download it. For those of you that have to wait for Content Collection #3, these new maps and Spec Ops mission will definitely help make it a collection worth buying.
Price: Free with a Premium Elite membership
Release Date: July 17th, 2012 (Xbox 360), PC and PS3 dates TBA