After many leaks and rumors regarding the upcoming Content Drops for Modern Warfare 3, official details finally surface and we find out what Call of Duty fans can look forward to this August.
In the next few weeks, Xbox 360 Elite members will be able to download two brand new Spec Ops missions: Light ‘Em Up and Special Delivery.
Light ‘Em Up
“Light ‘Em Up is set after Modern Warfare 3′s single-player campaign and sees two SAS operatives storming an Eastern European stronghold to rescue a teammate,” according to VideoGamer who’ve received exclusive details on these upcoming goodies.
Additionally, players will be able to pilot a fully-controllable Little Bird helicopter – a first for the Modern Warfare series. Micheal Condrey, Sledgehammer Games’ VP and COO explains, ”the guy in the air is a really exciting position to be in because you have to control the helicopter, use the spotlight and provide overwatch cover for the guy on the ground” who’s task is to recover intel on the whereabouts of the hostage.
Also rather exciting is that ”it’s a night mission, so you come in under the cover of night,” he adds. Though the mission carries a stealthy nature, air support will be able to bombard the enemies below with grenade launchers and assault rifle fire.
While Light ‘Em Up puts one player in the shoes of a fully capable helicopter pilot, Special Deliver has you saving one. “Special Deliverytakes players to a hydroelectric dam at the base of a Chinese river to rescue a helicopter pilot,” details Condrey.
He adds, “what we’ve tried to do is bring really great mechanics together that people love to play,” referring to the teamwork involved in this particular mission as one player provides cover with an Osprey Gunner while at the same time dropping Care Packages with various assets for the player on the ground to utilize.
Explaining further, Condrey states, “the guy in the air runs the Osprey Gunner and can drop .50 cal shells from the air, and call in explosive rounds. But the cool thing is that I can drop three different types of Care Packages to my buddy on the ground trying to get to the downed pilot.
“It’s really awesome. You can drop in an XM25, you can drop a Care Package of a turret or a self-revive… The opportunity to use Care Packages and the Osprey Gunner killstreak from multiplayer is so much fun.”
Condrey believes that upcoming content should ”continue to excite people” and that ”it’s a really exciting time.”
That about covers Modern Warfare 3′s latest additions to the Spec Ops family dropping on the Xbox 360 first and followed by the PS3 and PC. Make sure to follow MP1st on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to find out when you can get your hands on this brand new content!
As for September’s Modern Warfare 3 Content Drops, take a look at the hints and clues we’ve received so far.
Are you excited for two brand new Spec Ops missions: Light ‘Em Up and Special Delivery?