Fans of Modern Warfare 2 MAY have heard something about a new map pack being released for the game. You know, there really needs to be a sarcasm font. Of course fans have heard of the “Resurgence Package”, the second DLC for the game. After all, the first set Xbox Live records in the first week despite a steep $15 price tag. So odds are, fans already know about the map pack, and are greedily gobbling up any details that have been released.
In an interview between XBL’s director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, and one of the Infinity Ward survivors, community manager Robert Bowling, details about the new DLC came out, including descriptions of the levels, and pricing.
First, the pricing should be no surprise after the success of the “Stimulus Package” DLC- it will also cost $14.99 (1200 MS points).
As for the new levels:
Carnival– A huge map set in an amusement park featuring all new art work and level design. The daytime map will feature wide open areas and several highpoints that will make it ideal for snipers and long range battles. The area will include a roller coaster, a fun house, and bumper cars.
Fuel– Based in an oil refinery, this map will have two distinct areas. One will be more of an open area for ranged battles, and the other a side is a warehouse with corridors for close combat.
Trailer Park– This map is based on the Boneyard level from the campaign. The area will be condensed, with corridors that become a maze, and sections that can easily become ambush points. The level is designed for close to mid range combat, as well as ambushes and traps.
Strike and Vacant– As with the “Stimulus Package”, the “Resurgence Package” will bring two maps over from the original Modern Warfare. Strike (pictured above) is a city block set in the Middle East, with a large courtyard, a street in the center, several open buildings and a pathway to flank opponents. Vacant is a map with an outside that features several metal containers, while the inside is a warehouse with two large rooms and a small courtyard in the center. Both maps should receive some visual tweaks.
The DLC will be released on XBL only on June 3rd. PS3 and PC versions should be available at the end of June or beginning of July.