Electronic Arts announced news that is definitely causing a buzz in the gaming community earlier today. The newly created DLC for Medal of Honor: Warfighter will undoubtedly cause some controversy when it is released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this October. The DLC is based off of a movie currently in production aptly named “Zero Dark Thirty”. The film’s brief synopsis is described as “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.” The movie follows a special operations forces’ mission to capture Osama Bin Laden in the years after 9/11. The DLC will take place in the exact town Bin Laden was found and executed in. The “Zero Dark Thirty” DLC will feature two multiplayer maps, called the Darra Gun Market and Chitral. These two locations were confirmed to be hideouts for Bin Laden at various times between 2002-2010.
The Darra Gun market map synopsis:
“The decade long hunt to find Bin Laden went through some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world. The Darra Gun Market is located in a tribal land where the rules are defined by only two principles – hospitality and revenge. No police are allowed to enter the area and all the laws are made by the tribal leader. This small town in Pakistan is home to dozens of back-alley shops and self-taught machinists who are in many cases building guns by hand. Almost no outsiders ever see this town. What better place to hide than where only locales and known tribal members are allowed to enter.”
Chitral map synopsis:
“Chitral is another area of Pakistan thought for a time to be one of Bin Laden’s hideouts. A rural mountainous area filled with deep narrow valleys, it has many places that are inaccessible several months each year because of snow and road conditions. There are over 1200 small towns scattered throughout the Chitral district and finding someone who doesn’t want to be found would be next to impossible.”
Amazingly, those who pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter will receive “Zero Dark Thirty” DLC for free. Those who do not pre-order it will have the option of paying $10 when it is released to the public on December 17. On a side note, one dollar from every sale will go towards EA’s “Project HONOR” charity, which is a honorable cause that must be noted. For more news on this or any other topic be sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”