Good news: MW2 Stimulus Package is out. Bad news: kind of broken - (Updated)

by: Chuck -
The Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus package is now available on Xbox Live but you might want to hold off on buying it right now as Microsoft has sent out word that there are some issues with the download right now.   

I would guess that the issue will be worked out by early afternoon but this is just another in the line of problems we've seen with downloadable content.  There's a part of me that wonders if the DLC isn't getting as rigorously tested as the final game (although MW2 has had it's own share of issues) or if these are just issues with the delivery mechanism.  Either way we'll update this story when it's clear for you to waste spend your money on the new map pack.

Update (Chuck) - it's now online and working/added press release

Update (John) - Nope, not working again. It's off and on. Looks like we're in for a day full of Xbox Live issues.
anta Monica, CA – March 30, 2010 – The first new multiplayer map pack from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available worldwide on Xbox LIVE®. Released by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package adds five adrenaline-pumping multiplayer arenas to the best-selling title ever on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.



The Modern Warfare® 2 Stimulus Package can now be downloaded on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system for 1,200 Microsoft Points. To celebrate its release, Infinity Ward will host a Double XP weekend for Xbox LIVE gamers from April 2 – 4.



“Thanks to our community and fans around the world for their continuous feedback and dedication to Modern Warfare 2,” said Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist, Infinity Ward. “The Stimulus Package introduces several all-new locations to the multiplayer, as well as a few of our favorite classics from Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® that can now be experienced in a completely unique new way thanks to the additional perks and gametypes Modern Warfare 2 has to offer. As a whole, this DLC package has something for everyone, so we’re excited to see all the new gameplay tactics this brings on Xbox LIVE!”



After launching worldwide on November 10, 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 quickly became a cultural phenomenon making history for the largest one-day entertainment opening ever on its way to topping $1 billion in retail sales by January according to internal estimates.



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language. For more information, visit www.modernwarfare2.com.



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