With Modern Warfare 3’s release less than a month away, we have gotten some clarification on how the DLC rollout will work. This is somewhat speculation and just info that we have gathered from various sources (including this week’s GTtv episode) and is subject to change..

DLC will start being released as they are made; first DLC should hit in Jan 2012. The DLC will be released to Xbox ELITE Premium Members first. After, PS3 ELITE premium members will get the maps. Once an amount of content is released, it will be put together into one DLC pack, and released to the Xbox non-ELITE premium members. And then finally the PS3 non-elite members will get the map pack.

Infinity Ward’s executive producer, Mark Rubin, also hinted at possible singleplayer (campaign) missions downloads and even “weekly maps” for ELITE’s service when interviewed on Gametrailers TV this week.


Order of Releases:

1) First releases on Xbox 360 ELITE Premium Members (weekly)

2) Second releases on PS3 ELITE Premium Members (weekly)

3) Third releases on Xbox 360 non-ELITE (as Map Packs)

4) And finally the PS3 non-ELITE get it last. (as Map Packs)


ELITE premium members:

DLC will be released WEEKLY (maps, or other unknown DLC, guns?)

Non-ELITE (Free) Members:

All the DLC released to date will be put in one Map Pack, similar to the way it was before.

*ELITE for PC is TBD.


Also, we received several tips that ELITE is ready for digital purchase online already via the new Xbox Live “Beta” dashboard and PSN.


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-SOURCE: Gametrailers

  • Loakum2010

    That’s complete Bulls*it, that even when PS3 owners are charged to be apart of the premium elite package, they STILL have to wait until AFTER xbox 360 owners gets dlc first!

    • buy an xbox 360 then!

      • But then I must pay for Xbox Live GOLD

        • JustinSaneV2

          Xbox Live will only set you back $35 a year (only fools and excessively rich people pay full price for Live)

    • JustinSaneV2

      You can thank Activision for accepting Microsoft’s contract (which ends at the end of 2012).

  • Freppy

    Do you know how long PS3 premium member will wait between the xbox premium DLC release?

    • I am guessing about around two weeks max. If more than that is a major fail on Activision

      • Feeloun

        Even one week is a major fail. 360 and PS3 Elite members paid the same price. They should get DLCs at the same time.

  • ORB1T4L

    Xbox 360 has always been first on CoD contents, I don’t see why it should change. But I agree, you guys on PS3 pay the same price for Elite… but maybe it’s because we pay $35 a year for XBL Gold, it’s some kind of reward.

  • Peter32_e

    Does anyone know, if you can Buy Elite Premium in for example the UK and use it with en germany Account?

    • Peter32_e

      No one an idea?