For those of us not willing to pay for a premium Call of Duty Elite membership it's been a long wait for some new maps. Thankfully the wait is over as Modern Warfare 3's Content Collection #1 has finally dropped on Xbox 360 for standard Gold subscribers.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s first downloadable “Collection” comes packed with four new multiplayer maps – Liberation, Piazza, Overwatch and Black Box – but switches things up by also including the first-ever downloadable Spec Ops missions, Black Ice and Negotiator. The new maps take us to a variety of locales including New York's Central Park and a seaside retreat in Italy. The Spec Ops missions plop us down on snowmobiles and throw us into a hostage situation in India.
With the addition of the Spec Ops missions I was a little worried the price would be higher than DLC packs released for previous CoD titles. Thankfully that's not the case as Content Collection #1 has been set at 1200 Microsoft Points, or around $15.
While it's nice to finally have some new content there are at least 8 more multiplayer maps on the way, along with a slew of other content including Spec Ops missions and some still “classified” DLC. It's good to know, but those of not subscribed to Elite once again have a long wait ahead of us.