Modern Warfare 3 getting nine months of DLC

As we reported back on November 10th, 2011 that Modern Warfare 3 would get 20 DLC packs over the course of 9 months, Activision/Infinity Ward has now released more information on this, when, early access to Elite subscribers and more!

Activision announced that 20 content packs are planned for release throughout the year, starting this month.

Modern Warfare 3 fans can expect a wide variety of DLC packs, such as your standard map packs, additional maps for the “Spec Ops” mode, and even extensions to Modern Warfare 3‘s singleplayer campaign.

“With the Call of Duty: MW3 Content Season for Call of Duty Elite we are delivering on our promise of more new content, more often, and with more variety than ever,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg in a statement.

“With three studios collaborating on the first season, the breadth and depth of material on tap is truly extraordinary. It’s rare you can successfully execute both quantity and quality, but thanks to the expertise of our developers, the reach of Call of Duty Elite and the passion of our fans, we intend to deliver.”

The season of Modern Warfare 3 content starts on January 24th with the release of the game’s first map pack that includes 2 new maps called Liberation and Plazza. These 2 maps will of course be available for multiplayer but as well as Spec Ops mode.

Activision says that each content drop, of which there will be 5 between January and March, will be made available to Call of Duty Elite subscribers on Xbox 360 first. Non-subscribers will have the option to pay for the DLC, and PC and PlayStation 3 users will get the content at a later date.