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Incoming: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package DLC Hits PSN Tomorrow

Robert Bowling's Avatar + Posted by Robert Bowling on May 03, 2010 // Creative Strategist, Infinity Ward

Tomorrow, May 4th, will be an onslaught of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer goodness on the PlayStation Network!

First and foremost, the first downloadable content for Modern Warfare 2 — The Stimulus Package — will hit the PSN Store for $14.99 and bring with it five new maps to the multiplayer of MW2. Included in those five new maps are two classic Call of Duty 4 maps that we all know and love, and three completely new locations that offer a variety of unique locations for your favorite gametypes. The Stimulus Package includes:

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package for PS3

Bailout – An American apartment complex that is amazing for objective gametypes, especially Capture the Flag, but one of those maps that works well regardless of what type of game you’re playing it on. Its long sightlines — like sniping from a blown-out wall of a second-story apartment suite — give it some nice spots for long-range sniping but also has plenty of flanking routes through the bullet-riddled gym, hallways, lobbies, and interconnecting units.

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package for PS3

Salvage – A snowy junkyard covered in debris, crushed cars, and my favorite aspect — no place to hide (well, maybe one, but hiding in the dog house isn’t going to win you the game). This aspect of beautiful but simplistic design is what makes Salvage my new favorite map for Hardcore Team Deathmatch; it forces you to rely on your speed, accuracy, and skill. It’s all about offensive, sorry campers! This map is about getting in and STAYING in the fight.

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package for PS3


Storm – A rainy warehouse district on the outskirts of a looming thunderstorm with booming lightning and rolling thunder. A massive interconnected warehouse with overhead walkways and plenty of machinery for cover makes this great for big team games. With plenty of surrounding outdoors areas for flanking or cutting through the connected buildings, this is a map that benefits from two teams working together to control their area and lock down domination points. This map has a great atmosphere and always results in some insane HQ games.

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package for PS3

Crash – A war-torn urban environment with a crashed helicopter surrounded by several great vantage points. Whether you’re taking pop shots from the three-story building overlooking the map, or covering the center objective point from the second story of the appropriately named “blue room” windows, Crash is the first fan-favorite map to make a return from Call of Duty 4, and is one those multiplayer locations that is perfectly balanced regardless of the gametype you throw on it. Team Deathmatch is king on Crash for me personally and we’ve maintained every cover, sniper vantage, and perfect ‘nade spot you’ve grown to love, but have also filled the map out with even more detail.

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package for PS3

Overgrown – A massive and open village divided down the center by a dried-up creekbed. Overgrown is a snipers paradise with its high grass, super-long sightlines, and earns its cred as one of our largest multiplayer maps. It’s back by popular demand from the community, and was one of my personal favorite maps of all time from Call of Duty 4. It’s been updated with some new lightning and atmospheric changes, yet maintains its trademark flow and appeal for big team games.

When you jump online to enjoy the new maps, you’re also going to be greeted with a few new additions to the playlists structure in multiplayer. You’ll notice two new playlists added to the bottom of the list: Stimulus & Stimulus Hardcore. These two playlists will allow you to play your favorite gametypes on ONLY the new maps. That way you get to experience them as much as you like.

Stimulus – This playlist will include all gametypes for 8-12 players and rotating through ONLY the new Stimulus Maps.

Stimulus Hardcore – This playlist will include Hardcore Ricochet Team Deathmatch, Hardcore Ricochet HQ Pro, Hardcore Ricochet Search and Destroy for 8-12 players and rotating through ONLY the new Stimulus Maps.

While these two playlists are reserved for those who download The Stimulus Package, the same day we’ll also be introducing an all new playlist for ALL Modern Warfare 2 players.

Team Tactical – 6-8 Players playing small team based games with Team Deathmatch, Domination, Capture the Flag, and Demolition. (First Person viewpoint)

This playlist is being added by HUGE demand from the community on our forums, Twitter, and other messages you’ve sent in to us; in addition to another requested change of adding the Ranger maps (Terminal, Skidrow, Highrise, Invasion) to the HC HQ Pro playlist.

When I said onslaught, I MEANT onslaught!

That’s not even all. When all these updates hit tomorrow on May 4th, we’ll also be flipping the Double XP switch for the first time, ON ALL PLAYLISTS, FOR ALL PLAYERS! So when you jump online you’ll be earning twice as many XP for your kills and objectives to help you finish off that Prestige you’ve been working on or, for all you level 70s, the deciding factor to take the leap into the next Prestige.

Tomorrow is all about adding even more mileage to your Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, giving you all new locations to play, new playlists to play them on, and Double XP to make it all that much sweeter. I look forward to seeing all of you online!

You can follow official Modern Warfare 2 updates and news on Twitter by following @fourzerotwo.

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+ TimeBomb01 on May 14th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

I am wondering if any of this map packs will be available to purchase on disc? Based off my previous experience, when I travel and take my PS3 with me, I usually do not have access to the internet and thus I have been unable to play new MAPS I Paid for. For example, I bought the map pack for the call of duty modern 1 and when I had left I didnt have connection and couldnt play them, so I would rather not spend 15 bucks and not be able to play them.


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+ NaasdaQ on May 15th, 2010 at 8:36 am said:

I am living in UAE, DUBAI and searching for the stimulus package for more than a week and I can’t find it.

is there is any way to download the stimulus package in the middle east ??????

Thank you


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+ hunterfootball55 on May 15th, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

well is the double XP goin to start again i loved it when will it be back


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+ xDirty_Dizzlex on May 17th, 2010 at 8:28 am said:

I am now downloading for a 2nd time.. 2nd purchase..The first download was 358 mb and did not work but says it installed successfully.. Today’s download is only 318mb.. so maybe this one will work.. Guess I have to write off my first 14.99 since customer service at PSN states I do not get a refund. Nice way to treat customers. This crap better work or I’ll be rethinking future purchases from PSN


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+ mobstez9 on May 17th, 2010 at 11:39 pm said:

anyone want a good clan battle let me know NBK IS GOD


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+ jugufly on May 18th, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

I can’t seem to download the mappack on a uae network. can someone help with this?


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+ x_MARCHETTI_x on May 18th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

MW2 sucks so bad – it doesnt even compare to Call of Duty 4 – probably why they changed the name – its a disgrace to the call of duty name – i bought this game because i wanted the new call of duty 4, but all i got was a half ass wanna be – graphics suck, all the fun modes have been removed, no cage match (3rd person doesnt count) – why would you even put 3rd person on here – so lame – i will bet that whoever developed this crappy remake dont even play this game – because if they did its so obvious how bad this is – absolutely terrible!! i would have spent money on this but now your so called franchise wont receive a dime – even my kid wont play this game, his words – mw2 is for noobs – that wanna play 3rd person -


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+ BLUEWHALEDUBAI on May 19th, 2010 at 4:37 am said:

I want to buy the extra maps, but i can’t find it in the store HELPPPPPPPP!!!!!
starting to piss me off why i can’t find it!


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+ The-Oblesk on May 20th, 2010 at 2:33 am said:

MAP PACKS 4 ASIA !! i h8 infinity ward !! and all that concerns with call of duty now !!!111


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+ wightvoid on May 24th, 2010 at 2:58 pm said:

HEY…….. COME ON WHY TAKE OUT THIRD PERSON CAGE MATCH? THAT WAS SOOOOO FUN. I MADE SOME NEW FRIENDS ON THAT <BECAUSE IT WAS JUST 1 ON 1 . THAT AND PEOPLE TOUGHT ME STUFF ON THAT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ wightvoid on May 24th, 2010 at 3:00 pm said:

PLEASE DON’T TAKE OUT FREE FOR ALL OR ANY OTHER VERY FUN GAME MODES LIKE U DID TO THIRD PERSON CAGE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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