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Today marks the beginning of Modern Warfare 3's downloadable content season. Xbox 360 owners with a premium subscription to Call of Duty Elite will be able to download new maps for M3's multiplayer.
Downloadable content for MW3 is included for free with Elite's $49.99/year subscription. Everyone without a subscription will have to pay for the DLC. Non-subscribers also won't get content in steady drips. Instead, they'll have to wait until Activision releases Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections - essentially compilations of several pieces of DLC. The first Content Collection is due in March.
PS3 and PC owners won't be receiving these maps today. The content is a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 due to a deal between Microsoft and Activision. Presumably Call of Duty Elite subscribers on the PS3 will get the maps in a month. However, it's not clear what'll happen on the PC, as Elite isn't available for that version of MW3.
Today's "content drop" for MW3 includes two new maps: