Modern Warfare 3’s Content Season begins January 24th

Modern Warfare 3 may have beaten records and made billions in sales, as Call of Duty titles usually do, but if you really want your money’s worth — especially if you own the Xbox 360 version of the game — this is when you pay attention.

As a Call of Duty Elite member, which we’ll assume you are, the Modern Warfare 3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite — as if that name couldn’t be any shorter — will make sure to keep you engaged with the shooter rather than anything or anyone else. January 24th marks the commence of a nine-month-long DLC fiesta for you, as “content drops” will be made available through September in the fall.

These “content drops” will firstly be available for Elite members and owners of the Xbox 360 version of the game as mentioned earlier, with the rest of the platforms seeing releases later on. The content to be released will be of a “broader variety” and may include everything between new multiplayer maps, new Special Ops missions, new game modes and “more.”

The first two Content Drops will be two new multiplayer maps, those being Liberation and Piazza. The former is a “vast, militarised landscape, ripe for long-range sniper and LMG fire, with mounted turrets on either end,” whereas the latter is the “idyllic Italian getaway that is anything but, where tight corners and branching pathways pose great risk at every turn.” Both of these maps will also be playable in Survival Mode come January 24th. The third Content Drop will be available mid-February, with two additional ones launching in March.

All of the above will then be released as a Content Collection for those non-members of Elite, at a price as of yet undisclosed, also in March. Any info on additional content coming out later this year will become available in due time, according to Activision itself. There’s probably an app to keep track of that, too.

Any thoughts on this new approach to delivering post-launch content? Ideal? Risky? Do you even care at all?