Review: Call of Duty Elite DLC Drop 7
It’s fair to say that as each month goes by that I review the Call of Duty Elite content I haven’t got much better at Modern Warfare 3, although I have at least finished the Single Player on Veteran (go me).
This months multiplayer offerings from Elite are two multiplayer maps and a Special Ops mission, which happens to be my favourite so far.
The Special ops mission, Vertigo is set on top of the luxurious “Oasis” hotel in Dubai and your mission is to use laser-guided RPG’s to dispatch waves of helicopters. Before turning to the ground level to dispatch wave after wave of ground troops, it’s a mostly simple affair until two Juggernauts arrive, if you are quick the first one can be taken out before his feet touch the ground. Once the foot soldiers have been dispatched it’s time to grab a parachute and jump, but there is still work to do once you hit the ground as there is another deluge of soldiers to take out before reaching extraction. This was a real challenge and I loved it, the Special Ops missions have been a real high point of the Elite package.
The first multiplayer map, Decommission is set in a graveyard of rotting ocean liners which has given birth to a shantytown of locals. This mid-sized map isn’t a map that particularly stands out although it is a great map for modes like domination. There are great opportunities to flank your opponents so you’ll need eyes in the back of your head to keep up. There are also plenty of opportunities for close combat as well as choke points meaning you could be taking on three or four enemies at once. The team that works together will prosper on this map.
The second map, Offshore is my favourite map of all the DLC. There is no escape from your enemies as you are trapped in the middle of the ocean on an oil rig, there are plenty of rooms and tight areas to get caught up in across numerous levels and if you are brave (and a little lucky) there is an excellent sniping area on the map, you will have to be quick to get there thoughas you are very exposed if you try to get there. On top of all that there is the constant threat of falling to your death which takes a bit of getting used to. The only downside to the map was the sea, it just looks odd and possibly a bit rushed, but it doesn’t affect gameplay, so won’t bother most people.
Also this month a free map was released for everyone. The map was voted for by fans was re-released from Modern Warfare 2 to play, and the winner was Terminal, one of my all time favourite maps. As far a I can tell nothing major has changed and it’s still a great map to play.
The DLC this month was much improved, especially after the last couple of months where the content wasn’t as polished as it could have been. There are two more months of content remaining so let’s hope things continue to improve.
Review: Call of Duty Elite DLC Drop 7 Results
What we liked:
Vertigo is an awesome map, one of the best missions so far.
Offshore is one of the most enjoyable maps I've played for a long time
What we disliked:
An extra Special Ops Mission would have been nice.
No new game modes, hope this changes.