Electronic Arts Inc. has announced that the hit first-person shooter Medal of HonorTM will further expand its intense multiplayer experience with the release of an all-new multiplayer mode on November 2, 2010.November 2 is also the day EA will release MoH’s first paid DLC for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points.
Similar to the free content, the paid DLC offers one new multiplayer mode and four maps. The new mode is called HotZone.Hot Zone features “King of the Hill” gameplay where teams fight over a designated location on a map; the team who holds their position longest prevails. This adrenaline-fueled mode is playable across two all-new maps (Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost) as well as redesigned versions of the popular Shahikot Valley and Helmand Valley multiplayer maps. Hot Zone will be available via Xbox LIVETM Marketplace for 800 MS points, on PlayStation®Network for £7.99 and on PC exclusively via the EA StoreTM for £7.99. ($10 US).
The two new maps care called Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost. The Shahikot Valley and Helmand Valley multiplayer maps have been redesigned as well.
Medal of Honor is doing well at retail. EA revealed the game has sold 1.5 million copies around the world and generated more than $100 million. However, those numbers did not appear to affect Xbox 360 online playing habits of Modern Warfare 2 or Battlefield: Bad Company 2. According to Rapr, playtime between these two games actually went up the week Medal of Honor was released.
As EA prepares to launch more DLC for MoH, this data may change as more players become increasingly interested in multiplayer.