Modern Warfare 2 DLC gets 30-day head start on 360, rumored for March 1 [UPDATE]

Wednesday, 20th January 2010 20:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Update: Activision has responded to the March 1 DLC release date with “Activision doesn’t comment on rumors and speculation”.

So there you have it. Guess we’ll just have to wait a bit longer.

Original: Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 DLC will see a 30-day head start on Xbox 360.

On top of that, a source close to Screw Attack claims that the content will land on the system March 1.

“We have a 30-day timed exclusive on the Modern Warfare content packs,” a MS spokesperson told Eurogamer. “So it will be available on other platforms, but you get to try and play on Xbox 360 first.”

Announced during E3 last year as a timed exclusive, John Schappert said the DLC includes two maps for the game, with Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling confirming in November that the extra content was being worked on, and that it could possibly include more than two maps.

Scheduled for a spring release by IW, a source close to Screw Attack claims that the content will be released on XBL March 1 – which is technically not spring, but it’s close.

We’ll mail Activision about this and see what happens.



  1. Razor

    30 days?


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Only 30 days? Thats quite a weak deal MS have going.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    It’s still really annoying. I want the DLC when everyone else gets it!!!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Well i guess if it does come out on the 1st of march you could say its a 31 day exclusive because the PSN store will only get updated on thursday which lands on the first of april. :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SniperWolf

    30 days

    #5 5 years ago
  6. MushroomStamp

    30 days is pretty significant if you have friends that are into the game but use a PS3. You’ll be talking about it and they will be getting irritated…. hmm.. that sounds like a bonus :)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Pointless. It’s especially irrelevant because it would only really make any difference to people making the decision on which platform to buy the game for right now.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Theres more chance the PS3 gamer would irritate you by asking how much MS paid for this measly exclusive deal. :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Alakratt

    Wao, 30 days…I think making an exclusive deal with MS is not as attractive as it used to be. PS3′s momentum has really affected the game industry…good to know. The ONLY exclusive deal MS has that I want for the PS3 is Mass Effect. Who knows, maybe now that EA needs more profit than ever we may see it become a reality.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    Only 30 days? That’s nearly how long ps3 owners waited on a technicality with cod 4.

    Money wel spent eh M$? ;)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. COG287PR

    [sarcasm] 30 days omg PS3 SUCKS ASS [/sarcasm]

    #11 5 years ago
  12. pha1r

    I hope they didn’t waste €50 million on that.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Goliath

    Lame. Shame on Infinity Ward and Activision for even agreeing to something so petty.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    30 days”

    30 days can mean the difference between a million sales or 100,000 sales.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. S0mewh4tD4m4ged

    If this is true it is truly a very smart but very much a douche bag move on IW’s part. Bad Company 2 is going to release on March 2nd. I guess IW is going to prove that no one will steal there flame…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Yoshi

    I dont really care to be perfectly honest lol i dont find it that interestin of a game

    #16 5 years ago
  17. MaestroBrian

    Thanks for the news guys….bookmarked and posted on my blog…
    Good thing I have both consoles…I never have to worry!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. NoxNoctisUmbra

    so Microsoft payd millions just for a month? that is really weak.. I thought its ganna be half a year to a year!

    Sony did good by saving money.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Where on earth did you get that they had paid millions… or anything for that matter?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Lackshmana

    I don’t care about the “exclusivity” deal in the least.

    I just want DLC that is more than 5-10 dollars for some maps.

    Perhaps a much needed concluding chapter (or two) for the single player campaign, and a bunch of additional missions for special ops.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    They can keep the SP campaign stuff, but more SpecOps would be great. Support for more than two players too would be good.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Worst ‘exclusive’ deal ever! :-D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. NiceFellow

    @19 – I doubt they paid millions and millions, but I doubt Activision simply gave MS any form of exclusivity for nothing either.

    #23 5 years ago

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