1

It's going to be a great Easter for Modern Warfare 2 gamers, and that's official. Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist at Modern Warfare 2 developers Infinity Ward, has posted confirmation on Twitter that for the weekend of April 2nd to 5th there will be double experience points on offer to players using the new maps.

Ah yes, the new Modern Warfare 2 maps. The Stimulus Pack, as it is known, is due for release on March 30th. The first downloadable content (DLC) for Modern Warfare 2 players is already causing something of a stir amongst XBox 360 owners. Not so much excitement at the thought of those 5 new maps (well, 3 new ones - Bailout, Storm and Salvage, and a couple of old COD4 - Crash and Overgrown, ones thrown in) to play on, but rather balking at the cost.

Apparently to get the Stimulus Pack you will need to part with no less than 1200 Microsoft Points, and that works out to around £10 in real money. Of course, with the game itself retailing at £50 (although many, myself included, got it for half that price courtesy of launch deals at supermarket chains) and already being the most profitable and biggest grossing game of all time some players are arguing that the DLC maps should be free.

I'm not in that camp myself. Look, Infinity Ward and parent company Activision are in it to make money as well as great games. And to be honest I've probably had a whole lot more than £50 worth of fun as I work my way through the multi player prestige rankings. Certainly I'm not going to bemoan paying just a measly £10 to extend that gaming experience.

Especially if I will be getting twice the XP for every game I play over that weekend in April!

So, opinions please, value for money or blatant rip off?

As Editorial Director and Managing Analyst with IT Security Thing I am putting more than two decades of consulting experience into providing opinionated insight regarding the security threat landscape for IT security professionals. As an Editorial Fellow with Dennis Publishing, I bring more than two decades of writing experience across the technology industry into publications such as Alphr, IT Pro and (in good old fashioned print) PC Pro. I also write for SC Magazine UK and Infosecurity, as well as The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. Along the way I have been honoured with a Technology Journalist of the Year award, and three Information Security Journalist of the Year awards. Most humbling, though, was the Enigma Award for 'lifetime contribution to IT security journalism' bestowed on me in 2011.

4
Contributors
3
Replies
8
Views
7 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by mamun0101
0

Not worried about the cost either mate just want the xp lol first prestiege 50 and climbing MW 2 Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

0

Yeah, should be pretty cool, cost is never an issue because I usually buy the 1600 ms pt cards anyways. A speculated new gametype is also rumored, though not confirmed.

Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.