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MAG Interdiction DLC on June 22

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

It’s been just over four and a half months since MAG released worldwide and 930,000 battles, 1.7 million players, and 1.1 billion kills later, the time to expand is now.

Yes friends, everyone here at Zipper Interactive is proud to announce that beginning June 22, our first expansion pack, dubbed “Interdiction,” will be available to players all over the world for $9.99 US (prices in other regions may vary).

“But what’s in it,” you say? Well, for starters, we’re introducing a brand new gametype that we’re calling (what else?) “Interdiction.” Built for up to 128 simultaneous players, Interdiction challenges two rival factions to be attackers and seize control of three command posts with the aid of several heavily-armed convoys on three brand new maps (Lake Bayano Spur, Sovot Motorway, and Iron Cree Quarry). To make it even more interesting, we’ve made all three maps completely faction neutral – allowing all sides to play any map whenever they want – in addition to supplying every squad with their own APC vehicle (that’s 16 APCs on the map at once!). To win, players must capture and hold as many objectives as possible to increase their score while concurrently depleting their enemy’s. In short, Interdiction mode = crazy battlefield mayhem.

A new gametype and three new maps isn’t all we’re packing either. As an extra bonus, we’re also adding the ultimate in MAG protection, our “Heavy Improved” armor set. Trust us when we say that it doesn’t matter if you’re Raven, Valor, or SVER — if you don the Heavy Improved armor consider yourself a walking tank.

Oh, and one other thing, to reward you for spending your hard-earned dollars on our new DLC, we’ll also be including a handful of brand new in-game medals, ribbons and trophies! What are they? Glad you asked!

Ribbons

  • Jump Start – Capture 2 Command Posts in a round of Interdiction
  • Mowing the Grass – Get 10 kills with a vehicle turret in one round
  • Dashed Hopes – Destroy 2 mines with gunfire in one round
  • Cannonball Rally – Become an MVP (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) in a round of Interdiction

Medals

  • Roadside Assistance – Capture 10 Interdiction control points over your career
  • Landscape Architect – Get 50 kills with a vehicle turret over your career
  • BOD – Destroy 20 mines with gunfire over your career
  • Designated Driver – Earn 5 Interdiction MVPs over your career

Trophies

  • King of the Hills (Bronze) – Earn the Roadside Assistance medal while playing Interdiction
  • Red Ball Express (Silver) – Earn the Designated Driver medal while playing Interdiction
  • Road Runner (Gold) – Capture 3 Interdiction control points in a single round

And that’s the Interdiction Pack. Again, you can pick it up for $9.99 starting June 22, but don’t think that we’re stopping there – we still have a lot planned for MAG in the coming months. In the meantime, check out gaming sites like IGN for more on what we have in store!

Add Your Own

Doksuri said:

June 9th, 2:37 pm

So wait, if there’s more ribbons and medals coming out, does this affect the two trophies where you have to get all of the ribbons and medals cause these two trophies were already out before the new ribbons and medals???

STRIKE_405 said:

June 9th, 3:55 pm

Unfortunately this update may be too late. I think that only about 1/2 of mag players still even have the game. It’s a great game, but to compete w/ cod theyre gonna have to do something like make more game modes and especially more maps

NotSoSilent said:

June 9th, 4:01 pm

I’d rather get taken to the cleaners by Bobby K and pay the 15$ for the MW2 map pack and all those bugs. Hell Mag has 9 maps and maybe a fourth of the community due to the lack of content.

Rigante said:

June 10th, 2:47 am

You shold start looking at the fundamentals of the game play rather than looking to far ahead.

One thing i would really like to see is reactive shooting. 2 people should be a able to clear a room in real life why not on a game?

How about a game where anything is possible?
Bury your claymore? stick it on a tree? stick a claymore on a wall backwards blow through a wall?

Flash bang range is too far, how about a shorter time for it to go off?

Grenades that get thrown 20-30metres. And you just want to pop it into a room.

Grenades take to long to go off. Why not cook your grenades?

Rigante said:

June 10th, 2:49 am

Oh yeah SVER 4 EVR!

LittleTurtle19 said:

June 10th, 6:04 am

I love MAG and play it every day with my friends and i think its a great game and now with a new DLC it will keep me and my freinds playing for a long time
Great job Zipper and Playstation
Sincerely LittleTurtle19

brucethemoose904 said:

June 11th, 1:32 pm

too bad this game is dead. i went on today and only about 2000 or less players, and a paid dlc that only about 500 people will buy, while the other 1500 dont know about it. ill probably trade this in for another game. you guys failed. should have released new maps when we cared for new maps!

mp42 said:

June 11th, 3:23 pm

One i would like to say that this DLC is awsome. But my main piont is to suggest an idea. Mayb u guys could make a game mode of 8 man squads fighting eachother 1 on 1.(8 on 8, or 8vs8vs8). Kind of like BattleField Bad Company 2s squad on squad skimish for the battle field. I think it could bring a whole new dynamic to MAG.

wolverinevsx23 said:

June 11th, 9:50 pm

All MAG DLC should be free. Why are they charging $9.99 for it? Seriously, I have not seen more than 1000 users logged on for each faction at peak hours Central Chicago time. Just like Warhawk, not everyone bought the DLC packs so the people that did are left out dead in the water. If I’m going to pay $59.99 for a game then it drops to $39.99 months later than I’m not happy. Sony make the DLC free!!!

jcsredouane said:

June 12th, 10:09 am

WOW i love MAG, and with this package i will love even more

Hobartbob said:

June 12th, 10:55 am

OMG, I’ve been waitng for an update like this for a while now. Great job Zipper. Looks like i’ll have to stop playing MNR and RDR and jump back on MAG!!! MAG FTW!!!!

mp42 said:

June 12th, 1:01 pm

Hey zipper and sony, r there any more types of contracts that the three factions can own? I was woundering because I’ve only seen 3 different contracts owned by which ever faction on the deploy screen.

Fizith said:

June 13th, 3:27 am

Sounds coll but NOBODY plays anymore

codie928 said:

June 14th, 4:57 pm

Great to hear ive been looking for MAG DLC for a while now, will be a first day buy for me. Love the new idea, and i just started back today, been into some other games here latley, and ive been swamped with the sheer number of great titles, thanks zipper for making this already great game better.

ViciousSOB said:

June 15th, 1:03 pm

Awesome DLC. Although i dream of a day when all three factions could be in a map at once.

m_hacker said:

June 16th, 2:01 pm

Zipper should take a page out of Valves book and make updates FREE. for ten bucks and given how confusing MAG can get i don’t think i’ll be spending my hard earned moneys here

elkbugle said:

June 20th, 4:35 pm

why isnt it free

Acrowley said:

June 21st, 9:08 am

im going 2 get the dlc but like many posters dont agree w/the 10 dollar charge. the game is certainly unbalanced in svers favor (which i didn’t believe till i changed factions) but the lmg is ridiculous and the shotty range come on. anyway 2 charge 10 dollars just 2 be able 2 play a balanced game well it goes without saying it should have been when i paid 60 for it. and dont say svers more organized i was in sver most of the people i play with are former sver and theyre maps are insane. now i have 2 spend another 10 bucks just 2 play the game on an even playing field kinda fishy.

Newt234 said:

June 21st, 11:45 pm

Its now 2:44am beautiful wedensday morning at 6/22/2010. Imj waiting for interdiction bought the card last night and waiting patciently for this amazing map pack. WHEN DOES IT GET HERE????? im dieing with excitment.

Hellzchild said:

June 22nd, 6:19 am

well it’s 9 am and still no dlc come on get with it.

Balefired said:

June 22nd, 6:49 am

I have been a little confused with this game. I stopped playing for like a month and when I got back everyone was gone. I think it was because of the release of Bad Company 2. Still haven’t played that so I don’t know what the deal is with it. Difficult to get into a game that’s not sabotage at this point. It probably would’ve been better to make a 64 player map. I still really enjoy this game and the idea of it, I’m just not sure where everyone went.

KODIAK313 said:

June 22nd, 7:42 am

I’m not so much worried about DLC content as I am balance and Tide of Battle..

TorenShudoe said:

June 22nd, 7:45 am

Yeah…almost 11 am and the DLC still isn’t up…I’m on the east coast of the US, so it’s after 12am on June 22 everywhere in the world….let us get it already!

NJT_Loco said:

June 22nd, 8:29 am

WTF!! Where is this damn DLC. It is almost half-way through the day and it is still not on the store. When I start up the game and go to deploy into the interdiction map, it tells me to go to the playstation store and purchase the DLC for $9.99. So why the **** is it not there for me to buy, do they not want my money, or are they gonna release it right before I have to go to work. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deth_Lok said:

June 22nd, 9:16 am

WTF its a little past 12 pm here on the east coast and still no DLC up 4 mag yet. its starting to **** me off a little now i’m ready 4 it so come on with it already

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 9:26 am

It is now 12:30pm here in Indiana been up all night waiting for Interdiction. COME ON ZIPPER get your asses in gear were all eager to buy your map pack and tear the world of MAG inside out.

SgtBrown5 said:

June 22nd, 9:37 am

Not up yet in mid west! What the hell is going on Zipper!

Deth_Lok said:

June 22nd, 9:46 am

maybe i didnt read it right maybe it was coming out june 22, 2011 or at least thats what its looking like so far

SgtBrown5 said:

June 22nd, 9:53 am

no MAG.com says its already out, and able to download.

You know before today I really was impressed with zipper and was willing to give an extra ten bucks for somthing that should have come with the origional game. But, im not so sure now.

KGH said:

June 22nd, 10:04 am

alright, u guys seriously need to chill out. The ps store will update today soon enough, and we’ll have or dlc. So just w8 for the tuesday update and calm the hell down people , its not the end of the world

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:10 am

YES IT IS world ends in 2012 :-p lighten up they promised us DLC im gonna get DLC and if mag.com really says download now then why isnt it in there yet? the store just has the regular 5 free items nothing more nothing less. i been waiting 48 hours for this. i gotta be at school at 6pm tonight im gonna play a match or two before school. try too at least.

SgtBrown5 said:

June 22nd, 10:16 am

No! I will react however the hell I want to react!

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:18 am

want talking to you sgtbrown the guy above ya.

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:19 am

wasnt :-p damn keyboard

SgtBrown5 said:

June 22nd, 10:24 am

ya i was talking to him probably should have clarified

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:27 am

some1 want to share that mag dlc with me? lo,lolololol

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:30 am

i would but dont think i can sorry. even though you were kidding.

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:33 am

no dude i’m not kidding what faction r u?

Gehennakat said:

June 22nd, 10:35 am

It cracks me up when MW fanboys rip on Zipper for charging 10 bucks after every single other update has been free. I can’t even remember the last time Infinity Ward released anything good for free, let alone multiple updates. Keep up the excellent work Zipper and if you need a hardened tester I’ve been gaming for 30 years and Beta’d M.A.G. since way last year.

p.s. I know Socom 4 will be able to use PS Move for the whole game but are you guys looking into that for M.A.G. as well? This excites me because I was qualified expert with a sidearm in the military and the thought of headshotting fools with my pistol on M.A.G. with the Move has me salivating…

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:35 am

RAVEN was VALOR

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:36 am

i see you are raven i’m valor lolol but is ok is just a game

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:39 am

im going back to VALOR im only in RAVEN for the trophy nothing more. haye this faction hate SVER even more. damn guys get AKs when you first start out that aeint fair! plus their amazing stopping power and beyond heavy armor where you have yo empty 2 clips into them and dont die plus it takes 2-3 knifes to kill them. unbelieveable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:41 am

i play all the first person shooter games but in this 1 is the only 1 than i don’t have friends i like to be in some valor squad.

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:43 am

i got a perfect clan for you. theyre funny great group. gotta talk to one of them about you. but they would like to see you in action. is Fernanda7 your playstation name in the game?

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:47 am

yes that’s my psn id im level 59 but i’m not playing this game to often cuz is buried by my self.

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:50 am

these guys are active every single day. i will have them talk to you. you gotta be active and you need to show them you deserve to be in their clan. it should be easy for you. hope to see you in the clan soon.

Fernanda7 said:

June 22nd, 10:53 am

cool man thank”s alot can add you?

thevampirejake said:

June 22nd, 10:54 am

yep yep got the money in the wallet ready to march out yet again!! don’t have many friends that play so if you see me in look me up!

Newt234 said:

June 22nd, 10:55 am

yeah no problem might have to delete a friend but half of them havent been on im months sense they have made me add another psn name to my friends list. dont think they would care.

TorenShudoe said:

June 22nd, 10:55 am

Seriously…if they say it’s released June 22nd….it should be available to buy first thing in the morning….not when the day is half over. I can go to Gamestop and get a game on it’s release date at 8am when they open or if they have a midnight release. the Playstaion Network should be more efficient since they can load it up and not have the restriction of having to wait for the store to open. >_<

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