Mark Rubin and Michael Condrey of Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games respectively have lifted the lid on the next major downloadable content update for Modern Warfare 3.
But this is no ordinary map pack, DLC Collection 2 is packed to bursting with some really awesome new content. The collection includes two new Spec Ops missions, three multiplayer maps and four new maps for the brand new Face Off game mode. Check out a breakdown of the content below:
Multiplayer Maps DLC Collection 2 features two previously released multiplayer maps in Sanctuary and Foundation as well as one brand new map Oasis, which takes players to the coast of the United Emirates.
Spec Ops The Spec Ops missions in this collection are pretty exciting. Iron Clad is the first mission and re-introduces tank combat to Call of Duty. One player acts as the ground infantryman while the other takes control of a tank. The first player is equipped with C4 to take out various obstacles, while the second player wields multiple weapons inside the tank. The object is to escort the tank back to the coastline and reach extraction.
Kill Switch, the second mission, takes place in Russia. This mission is classic Spec Ops to the core. One player is on the ground, fighting his way through to plant and detonate an EMP bomb while the second player acts as overwatch, equipped with a sniper rifle and thermal scope on the rooftops.
Face Off This is a brand new playstyle, built from the ground up for Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. As Rubin explains, it's not necessarily a new 'game mode' as it incorporates Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed. Face Off matches are 1 v 1 or 2 v 2, taking place on custom built, quick engagement maps. In Face Off matches, you're not going to spend a large amount of time trying to find enemies, but rather will find yourself in quick, frantic engagements often throughout the match.
Face Off matches will be available in 1 v 1 or 2 v 2, depending on how you want to battle. Face Off maps include Aground, Erosion, Lookout and Getaway. These maps will also be available in private matches and split screen.
All of this content is set to hit Xbox Live on May 22nd - or May 15th for Call of Duty Elite premium subscribes - with PlayStation 3 and PC release dates to be announced in the near future. Jump over to the Modern Warfare 3 forums to discuss!