Medal of Honor Warfighter Getting Update and Map Pack This Week


With all the Halo and Black Ops news recently, it might be easy for some to forget about that other big shooter that was released recently.  But the developers of Medal of Honor Warfighter are about to remind you that the war for first person supremacy has more than two sides.  Read on for all the details.

First, let’s talk about the title update.  Announced on the official Warfighter blog, the update is a mix of fixes, adjustments, and added content for the multiplayer component of the game.  Here’s the full list.

– VoIP improvements
– Front-end visual improvements in MP
– Increased bullet damage in Real Ops
– In-game Party improvements
– Shortened post-match timer and updated post-match progression display
– Several fixes for Eyefinity setups (PC)
– Added server leaderboards post-match
– Added Fireteam leaderboards in Battlelog
– Added Quick Select for classes/weapons
– Added server password protection support (PC)
– Added ability to modify FOV through in-game options (PC)
– Added ability to modify ADS mouse speed option (PC)
– 10 additional multiplayer ranks: Atlas Commander Bronze 1/2/3, Atlas Commander Silver 1/2/3, Atlas Commander Gold 1/2/3, and Atlas Supreme Commander
– Improved stability for SP and MP
– Numerous fixes addressing known bugs and exploits
– Additional content and changes in preparation for the Zero Dark Thirty or The Hunt Map Pack

The update is available right now on PC, and will be out for Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.  PS3 owners in Europe, however, will have to wait until the 19th.  Sorry, Europe.  

You might have noticed that the last item on the update list mentions a map pack… or is it map packs?  Actually, it’s one map pack with two different names.  Most of the gaming world will call it The Hunt Map Pack.  But in North America, renamed to help promote the film of the same name, it will be known as the Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack.  No matter what the pack is called, it contains the same amount of content, which is impressive.

The two biggest components of the map pack are, obviously, the maps.  There are two them, named Darra and Chitral.  Darra, set in the largest weapons black market in the world, is designed for close quarters, vertical combat.  Chitral, based on one of Osama bin Laden’s hideouts, features a more open, sprawling layout.

But the maps aren’t the only goodies that you get with the Zero Dark Thirty pack.  As detailed on the Warfighter blog, you will receive 14 new weapon camo skins, and a long list of new weapon attachments.  Check it out below.

– EBR: Standard Barrel + PEQ-15, Trijicon TA648-308 + RMR
– AK103: Lightweight Barrel + Surefire Rail & Foregrip, Trijicon RMR
– MG4: Lightweight Barrel + Handguard, No Stock
– G36: Quad Rail + LLM01, Aimpoint Micro T1 + 3x Magnifier
– MK16PDW: Lightweight Barrel + PEQ-15, Trijicon 1×42
– OBR762: Standard Barrel + PEQ-15, US Optics SN-8

Not too shabby, right?  The Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack is available now on PC, and will be up on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.  Or Wednesday, if you’re a PS3 owner in Europe.  Once again.. sorry, Europe.  Those who bought the limited and digital deluxe versions of Warfighter can get the map pack for free.  Everyone else can pick it up for $9.99, or 800 Microsoft points.

Now, I know naming a map pack after a movie sounds like a crass promotional tie-in.  But this time, there’s a humanitarian angle behind the advertising.  EA will be donating a portion of the map pack’s sales, at least $1 million, to its Project HONOR campaign.  Project HONOR, as described on the Warfighter website, is “dedicated to raising awareness and generating charitable contributions for fallen warriors from the Special Operations Community in honor of the sacrifices they and their families have made for their country.”  And if that isn’t a good reason to buy some DLC, I don’t know what is.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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