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Modern Warfare 3 Free Face-Off Maps, Plus Collection 2 Coming!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players will want to be sure to grab the two free Face Off maps now available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Totally new to the franchise, Face Off distills all the fun and intensity of multiplayer into a new breed of 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 close combat. The mode features smaller, super-concentrated multiplayer maps specially designed for Face Off to encourage strategy, skill, and teamwork like never before. On the Erosion map, you'll make your way through Mediterranean ruins and ancient aqueducts, using leftover Roman masonry for thousand-year-old cover. On Aground, you'll head to Scotland’s Orkney Islands where treacherous cliff faces, networks of caves and the rusted and ruined remains of a grounded transport ship provide for constant combat.

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Collection 2 Coming May 22

Once you get a taste of Face Off mode, you'll want to be sure to pick up MW3 Collection 2, coming to Xbox LIVE Marketplace  on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, to get two more Face Off maps, as well as new multiplayer maps and Special Ops missions.

The new Face Off maps include Getaway, where what once was a tropical beach getaway boasting exotic aquariums and oversized pools is now a haven for ruthless run-and-gun violence, and Lookout, a location carved into a combat-weary mountainside that pits you against your opposition in a forward observation base littered in chokepoints and tight corridors.

Here's the official description of all you'll find in Collection 2: "Grab a friend and experience an all-new way to play multiplayer. The second Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 DLC Collection launches with all-new Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps, Special Ops Missions and the debut of Face Off maps. Totally new to the franchise, FACE OFF distills all the fun and intensity of multiplayer into a new breed of 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 close combat. In addition to 2 Face Off maps, Collection 2 deploys with 3 additional multiplayer maps and 2 Special Ops Missions, offering fans new venues to test their Multiplayer and Special Ops skills."

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Here's more detailks on what you'll find in Collection 2:

Multiplayer Map Sanctuary: Suspended in the air one thousand feet up, you’ll battle more than altitude in the towering sandstone monasteries of Central Greece. Formed over millions of years, this sanctuary’s natural rock pillars have repelled invading armies and withstood the ravages of time but now they’ll face your deployment. Test your skills—and the ancient monks’ craftsmanship—with your arsenal of SMG’s, assault rifles and hotguns. Just remember: don’t look down.

Multiplayer Map Foundation: Journey into the heart of South Korea for a decommissioned concrete factory where the cement flows and bullets fly. After decades of constructing roads and buildings, the towering facility is now a perfectly-constructed combat zone for sniping and run-and-gun rules of engagement. Don’t stand in awe of the towering concrete crusher at the center of the factory unless you want to see your kill ratio meet the same fate.

Multiplayer Map Oasis : Though once a picturesque escape for vacationers, the sprawling Hotel Oasis is now a Multiplayer paradise, with multiple lanes of combat built atop an ancient fortress.

Special Ops Mission Kill Switch: Armed with an Electromagnetic Pulse, your sniper team must neutralize a Russian carrier in this Special Ops Mission where only a bird’s eye view can keep your team in command as you breach the ship from underwater.

Special Ops Mission Iron Clad: With one player helming an Abrams-class tank and the other escorting it on foot, you’ll clear beaches and take cover in plane wreckage as you escape Hamburg from behind enemy lines in this all-new Special Ops Mission.

And of course, you'll also get the Face Off maps mentioned above. So be sure to grab the new Collection 2 on Tuesday and join the multiplayer action!