The first content drops for what Activision is calling the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Season of Content have been released today for the Xbox 360 and Call of Duty Elite Premium members. Activision has stated that this "Season of Content" is schedule to last through September, with Elite Premium members receiving at least one new piece of content each month. Elite Premium memberships cost $49.99 per year and will include all of the content drops at no additional charge. Non-Elite Premium members unfortunately will have to purchase when they are packaged in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections, the first of which is due later this quarter. Also due to the exclusive agreement between Activision and Microsoft the content is only available on the Xbox 360. Playstation 3 Elite Premium members should see the content in the next few weeks. There has been no word on how this content will be packaged for the PC, but it's probably save to assume that PC gamers will need to wait until content is packaged in the before mentioned Content Collections. If you're not eligible to download the first new multiplayer maps you can be sure to take a look at the official ELITE Drops: Liberation & Piazza Map Trailer.
The first two drops include two new multiplayer maps:
Drop 1: Liberation - "a militarized Central Park in the heart of NYC, featuring a vast landscape ripe for long-range sniper and LMG kills. Mounted turrets on opposing ends of the map offer overwhelming firepower to anyone brave enough to man them."[source: Activision]
Drop 2: 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."