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Double XP hitting Modern Warfare 2 today

by Parm Mann on 30 March 2010, 09:42

Tags: Modern Warfare 2, Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI), FPS

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It's March 30th, folks, and that means you'll soon be able to download the first expansion pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The Stimulus Package, scheduled to hit Xbox Live later this afternoon, includes five new maps and will be launched in unison with a Double XP event.

Infinity Ward's added incentive was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend, but the developer has today revealed that it "decided to throw the Double XP switch early when the new maps hit".

We're told the Double XP promotion will run for the best part of a week, so UK gamers can aim for that ellusive 10th Prestige over Easter bank holiday weekend.

In addition to the Double XP, Infinity Ward has confirmed that the Stimulus Package will introduce two playlists dedicated to the new maps - Stimulus and Hardcore Stimulus - and adds that the number of maps rotated in the Hardcore Headquarters playlist will finally be expanded to include Highrise, Invasion, Skidrow and Terminal.

Last but not least, a Modern Warfare 2 patch will also arrive prior to the Stimulus Package. The patch will introduce support for the imminent DLC, and includes a number of tweaks and bug fixes - including a more balanced One Man Army perk, a matchmaking update that claims to help international users find local games, and "various other code updates that will help improve the overall quality of multiplayer on Modern Warfare 2".

The Stimulus Pack will be available to Xbox 360 users via Xbox Live Marketplace later today at a cost of 1,200 Microsoft Points, and is expected to make its way to other platforms at a later date.

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So is that patch just for Xbox and only if you actually buy the DLC? If so, that's just the worst way to treat your customers, ever.

Paying to fix your game.. I don't think so!!
Doesn't look like it says that to me Matty

a Modern Warfare 2 patch will also arrive prior to the Stimulus Package
Console only I presume?
its up… currently downloading (31% complete)

no big deal on the dashboard yet but its there in the game addons :)
Console only I presume?

360 exclusive for 30 days, then released to PS3 most likely and the PC will have to wait longer from memory. Also awaiting to see if they are going to charge the PC players for the maps (which they will).