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First Modern Warfare 3 DLC hits Xbox 360 in January

Maps and Spec Ops missions teased; PS3 and PC launch details to be revealed in 2012

Infinity Ward has revealed that the first Modern Warfare 3 DLC will launch on January 24, 2012.

t'll be available to Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox Live first.

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said in a Call of Duty Elite video that Modern Warfare 3 will offer more varied DLC than previous series entries, and confirmed that IW, Sledgehammer and Raven are all working on updates for the game.

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"The way we're doing downloadable content this year is unlike we've never done before," he said. "Not only in how you can get it - in content drops or choose for the collection - but also the type of content you're getting. We're doing more than just maps. We're going to do Spec Ops missions and a variety of things that players have never seen before.

"That's the great thing about having three developers that are contributing to the season of content. You have Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven all pitching in. The full season of content for Modern Warfare 3 kicks off for Elite subscribers on January 24 on Xbox Live."

We asked Activision if PS3 Elite subscribers will have to wait an extra month for access to the content, as has previously been the case with Call of Duty DLC releases following an Xbox 360 exclusivity deal announced at E3 2010. A spokesperson sent us the following response:

"Today we informed the Call of Duty Elite Premium community that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Elite Content Season will officially kick off on January 24 for Xbox users. We'll have more details about the entire 2012 MW3 Content Season in early January, so stay tuned for updates."

A Modern Warfare 3 update released last week introduced Community Playlists, featuring a new multiplayer game type called Drop Zone.

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