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Modern Warfare 2 DLC is £10.20

Fans grumpy over map pack's 1200 MS Point cost

The Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack is to receive a plump 1200 Microsoft Point (£10.20) price point, it's been confirmed.

The price tag - announced in the Major Nelson podcast - covers three new maps and two old ones and has naturally caused the community to pick up its flaming torches and pitchforks and take to the streets.

"Like others have said, the amount IW has made from mw2 you'd think that it would be around the 600-800MP range," said one disappointed user on the game's official forums.

"1200 pts is a slap in the face to all the players who have stuck with MW2 from day 1," said another, slightly angrier fan.

The pack is set to include five maps; Mp_Crash, MP_Overgrown, MP_Complex, MP_Compact and MP_Storm, the first pair of which are from the original Modern Warfare.

EA slammed the move in the announcement of its own DLC, which will be available on the same day as Modern Warfare 2's - March 30 - but for absolutely free.

"These map packs are available at no extra cost, contradicting the industry standard and what our direct competitors are doing," it said. "Of course, it also helps avoid segmenting the community, making sure everyone can play together having the same maps available."