MW3 Collection 1 Now Live, ‘DLC Disabled’ Functionality Added to Matchmaking, and More

The first Modern Warfare 3 DLC pack, Collection 1, hits Xbox Live, and brings along some changes to how Playlists work.

You can download Collection 1 through the in-game store for Xbox 360 owners, and it will set you back 1200 Microsoft points. The collection packs in two spec-ops missions, Negotiator and Black Ice, and four multiplayer maps, Piazza, Liberation, Overwatch, and Black Box. You can watch the trailer here.

With the new content pack available to all Modern Warfare 3 players (not only premium Elite), the Elite Playlists have been turned into Collection 1 Playlists, which contains the following game modes, and only features the four new maps:

  • Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed Playlist
  • Collection 1 Objectives
  • Hardcore Ricochet Mosh Pit (Hardcore TDM, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and S&D with ricochet damage)

Other playlists have been updated to feature the new maps in the rotation. Now, before you search for a lobby, you can decide whether to enable DLC maps to be in show up in your search or not. You have to press the back button on your controller before selecting Find Match and your respective playlist and game mode. Normal playlists (Standard, Advanced, and Community) are set to include the new maps in rotation by default, so you have to press the back button in order not to return DLC maps. After opting to exclude DLC from matchmaking, you get the following message “searching for DLC content is disabled for normal playlists.” You can re-enable it any time.

Collection 1 has added new achievements, which can read about here.

  • bruno

    thank you, i was so lost in how to enable the setting again.. thankss. 

    • leuteventje

      how did they solve it? xp because i don’t know how to enable it on ps3….

  • youwontknowthat

    nice fix… this is what’s been keeping me from buying some dlc.. i alway’s hated it when i got new maps on black ops since i only wanted the zombie maps..

    but still.. i’d rather see individual maps for sale since 15€ for a single zombie map is kinda ridiculous

  • jeff stevison

    i downloaded Collection 1, now how do i find it to play? I was going into Special Ops / Solo, just the same missions were there.

  • Guest

    Why the hell did they update the playlist AGAIN ? The first dlc collection for non premium elite isn’t that long online yet. So now they made it that u need ELITE premium (cause of the 2 new premium maps).



  • angry ps3 gamer

    what the f*ck they justy realesed it for ps3 non-elite but you can’t F*CKING download it ?!

  • Help me pls

    The collection 1 playlists arent in game antmore. I just see a new elite playlist. The only way to play the new maps is through the private match. Can someone help me?

  • This doesn’t work for me. I’ve been a Founder all along (PS3) and I have yet to see the Face Off mode appear. MW3 for me is still at ver 1.6.440.2

  • Jordan

    What happen to the first map pack? They aren’t on the regular playlist anymore

  • Trey Help me please

    I lie completely have it disabled,I don’t know how to turn it back on, and I just want to play on the new maps.Please help me. GT: [Trey Bro]