COD 4 DLC announced with new SKU

Greetings all, I was up this morning and updating a new RSS reader and found this from and thought I would let you know. It seams Infinity Ward is going to release a Game of the Year edition of COD 4. Shipping on April 1st, will include a token to download the 4 new maps.

Wait, did I just say 4 new maps? Why yes I did. For 800 Microsoft Points you can download the maps on April 3rd 2008. That is also the “Street Date” for the GOTY edition.

If you don’t believe me, here is the source.

Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack
(800 MS Points)

Published March 19, 2008

Recruits and soldiers alike, get the Battle-Dress Uniforms ready! Activision and Infinity Ward are planning a new offensive with Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Game of the Year Edition. Scheduled for release at all retailers nationwide on April 1, the Game of the Year Edition of Call of Duty 4 includes a token to download the Variety Map Pack, a series of four new multiplayer maps that releases April 3 for Xbox 360®.

Get ready for all-new multiplayer maps.

The Variety Map Pack will also be available for download from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, giving you multiple ways to experience the newest multiplayer action from the blockbuster hit title.

Map Details

The Variety Map Pack includes four new multiplayer maps. “Creek” is a wide-open village ravaged by combat where concealment is the difference between life and death. In “Broadcast,” fight throughout an enemy communications building with confined corridors and wide-open parking lots. “Chinatown” is a foggy downtown district, lit only by a full moon and the neon glow of the city. “Killhouse” features a desolate training warehouse filled with a variety of building mock-ups and soft and hard cover points.

Variety Map Pack Challenge

As an early sneak peek on March 28, GameStop will host the Variety Map Pack Challenge at two exclusive preview events in New York City and San Jose. Lucky gamers will be among the first in the world to play the new maps on Xbox 360 and meet members of the Infinity Ward team.

The first 100 guests at each location will receive a free token to download the Variety Map Pack upon release, and the first 250 contestants will compete for prizes, including GameStop gift certificates.

Both the Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition and the new Variety Map Pack download will be available on Thursday, April 3 in the U.S.

The worldwide best-selling game in units of 2007, according to The NPD Group, Chart Track, and The GFK Group, and winner of more than 50 editors’ choice and game of the year honors, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore.

Don’t say I never told you anything useful.


  • Wait a minute? So you’re saying people thta paid full price for the game at launch are screwed while those that buy the game now get the maps for free.

    I wonder how much we’ll end up paying on PSN 21 days later. Guess Microsoft should try to make as much money as they can. I wonder what the price for the updates will be on the PS3 version.

  • They did the same thing with Oblivion when it released its GOTY edition. This is the standard, as much as I hate to say that.

    With that said, I would like to see the price point cut in half.