Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has said the restriction that limits DLC to a single user profile was unintentional and will be fixed.
The oddity was found yesterday, when CoD Elite users reported that other profiles on their consoles weren't able to access the recently-released maps for Modern Warfare 3.
Subscribers rightly point out that content's terms and conditions clearly state: "You can use this item on the first Xbox 360 console you downloaded it to. Access to this item will also be granted to all users on this first console."
In a statement issued to Joystiq, Bowling said the studio understands "that Elite premium members on Xbox Live who purchased the latest DLC content drop for Modern Warfare 3 are unable to access that content while signed into other profiles on the same console that originally downloaded the content.
"This is unintentional," he added, "and we will work to get an update out as soon as possible that corrects this issue and allows you to continue to enjoy the new maps."
Infinity Ward released title update eight for Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live earlier this week, introducing a range of tweaks and performance improvements.