Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, recently spoke about the availability of ELITE DLC Content Drops being exclusive to the Gamertag that is associated with the ELITE Premium service on the Xbox 360.
Many Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 fans have been up-in-arms that the recently released content drops on the Xbox 360 are available to only one profile even though the content is installed to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Activision Customer Support originally stated yesterday that “the ELITE content is only accessible to gamertags associated with ELITE. This is intended,” in response to upset fans. Though, it was later added that the statement meant to read: “…are allowed to access it.” The representative added, “I couldnt say if it will be accessible to other tags once launched to public, but currently only premium members.”
Today, Bowling clarified on the official Call of Duty Forums:
We understand 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 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.