Downloaded the new MW3 maps but can't seem to play them

Hey guys

i have just purchased the new maps on MW3 for 1200 points but I can't seem to play them ??

Am I missing something? I'm not an Elite subscriber and will never pay what their wanting! although I thought the DLC maps were available to play for non Elite people

Anyone else having the same problem?

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Banned

i think you have to select the game type from the menu that is new maps only as they are not in with the other maps yep try private match and se if they are in there

Have you pressed the back/select button in a lobby to ensure the DLC is enabled? (the screen should show at the bottom, back button = DLC disabled)

Don't forget map selections are random.

Is it because you are offshore and your Xbox is at home?

Original Poster

I'm at home now lol

I have tried to play the private match and the bonus maps selection is at the top

When I select this it then asks me to purchase Elite subs or download the maps...

but I have already downloaded the dam maps lol

Original Poster

Must be doing something wrong

I've went to download again and it says the file is 108.00 KB

that's surely can't just be the size of the file

I'm not an Elite subscriber and will never pay what their wanting! … I'm not an Elite subscriber and will never pay what their wanting! although I thought the DLC maps were available to play for non Elite people



Elite is free.

Original Poster

Just strange.....

Every other cod game I've managed no problem to play the new maps, but this time it seems a little complicated

Still haven't managed to play them yet

So you will pay for the maps but not Elite? Considering Elite works out much cheaper than buying all the map packs separately, seems a bit stupid not to...

Original Poster

But the maps aren't working just on their own!!

Arrrghhhhh

saxo_appeal

Must be doing something wrongI've went to download again and it says the … Must be doing something wrongI've went to download again and it says the file is 108.00 KBthat's surely can't just be the size of the file



download it


do the maps show up in special ops/ and the survival mode as "continue"
Edited by: "dontasciime" 29th Mar 2012

Original Poster

They were all showing as Elite drop maps
Edited by: "saxo_appeal" 29th Mar 2012

try clearing the last update for mw3 you took then get it again e.g clear the hard drive cache

Either restart your PS3 or wait for Activision to sort it out with a patch.

Original Poster

Managed to get them guys

I downloaded the elite drop maps and it's all working

Strange way to play these maps but hey ho!

Im having the same problem, how do you get the drop maps?

MY friend had the same problem last night (4/11/12) he called Xbox and they said theres a problem with the maps and that it should be fixed soon. When he went to store and then download nothing happened.

i have the same problem to, ive just downloaded the new mw3 collection 1, when i go to click multiplayer on the elite playlist it says"DLC content is required. requird map sanctuary is missing or damaged. gain access by purchasing a subscription or map pack" what does that mean?! like i said i did just download the collection/map pack. i do have elite but not the elite premium. plus how do i download sanctuary? wow im never downloading crap from call of duty again just waisted 1200 microsoft points..GRATE-.-

harv0

i have the same problem to, ive just downloaded the new mw3 collection 1, … i have the same problem to, ive just downloaded the new mw3 collection 1, when i go to click multiplayer on the elite playlist it says"DLC content is required. requird map sanctuary is missing or damaged. gain access by purchasing a subscription or map pack" what does that mean?! like i said i did just download the collection/map pack. i do have elite but not the elite premium. plus how do i download sanctuary? wow im never downloading crap from call of duty again just waisted 1200 microsoft points..GRATE-.-




You can't get maps that have not been released to NON ELITE PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS

Your 1200 bought the maps that are out on MARKETPLACE for non premium elite members. Which are Liberation / Piazza / Overwatch and Black Box (The ELITE stuff is only made available to FULL members via the in game store) So you'll have to wait until Sanctuary and Foundation + the other 2 maps as yet to be confirmed are out to Non premium members or buy the Subscription to gain early access.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 15th Apr 2012

i bought the maps they dont work im ****

Bro you just hit select or back depending on what system you have then go to the playlist you want to play on you don't have to go to elite playlist that's just for premium members

****. I Paid for the Collection 1 pack, but since it didn't come with the Sanctuary map I cannot play any of them.. ****.

ok so i am not elite premium i purchased the 15 dollar dlc aand the maps show up on team deathmatch n watnot for me but i have still yet to be able to play them if it is showing the vote between piazza n lockdown or ne other regular non dlc map i never get to play my dlc i paid for PS3 user

drummer_630

ok so i am not elite premium i purchased the 15 dollar dlc aand the maps … ok so i am not elite premium i purchased the 15 dollar dlc aand the maps show up on team deathmatch n watnot for me but i have still yet to be able to play them if it is showing the vote between piazza n lockdown or ne other regular non dlc map i never get to play my dlc i paid for PS3 user



If I understood your jumble of characters correctly; did you buy the content from the North American PlayStation Store & are you using a European version of the game?

Hi, Just downloaded playstation MW3 map pack & when I went to play it said Overwatch missing or damaged so I tried to download again & more of the same, can anyone help.

I have the same problem for my Playstation. I have Elite as well

I've got ps3, I've had no problems with the map packs. Until 2 days ago it says I don't have them, and that I have to download them again. I tried that and it made no difference. I've got elite premium. Can any1 help??

I've got ps3 premium elite member and have downloaded latest maps but when i go to play the game it says i dont have them !!!!!

I downloaded the map pack for mw3. I purchased elite, and both of the packs, the maps show up for the ops, as well as private match but when I try playing deathmatch.. Etc it says I new to purchase them. I have downloaded and installed twice. Am I doing something wrong?

dontasciime - thanks for the plug! What originally was just a simple tutorial has blown up into a troubleshooting page (though I'm not complaining!) If you find a fix that worked for you - please if you could post it on my site? I'll make sure to give you credit and a link back to whatever website/youtubechannel/facebook page etc you run as well!

avgjoegeek

dontasciime - thanks for the plug! What originally was just a simple … dontasciime - thanks for the plug! What originally was just a simple tutorial has blown up into a troubleshooting page (though I'm not complaining!) If you find a fix that worked for you - please if you could post it on my site? I'll make sure to give you credit and a link back to whatever website/youtubechannel/facebook page etc you run as well!



You're welcome

I have elite membership only on xbox 360. I do have ps3 version of game but haveb bought no DLC for it. The 360 store has now reverted back to how it used to work (I never had any issue until patches). As I said I've only ever had issues with DLC (sometimes nto available till sign out back in) when they release the patches. It also reset my survival stats back to zero from 50 :lol Not that funny at the time though.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 9th Aug 2012

i have a ps3 and it says i need to download content in order to play so i went to the store and 2 of them i had to buy so i didnt buy them i downloaded the 2 free ones and i go back on once they are done downloading and it says i still need to download content and the rest are 30 bucks each bucks as in (dollars) what am i doin wrong i followed all the rules and still nothin???


What two free ones? Only terminal is free as far as I know.

hello i have buy Collection 1-en (bundle) pack all new map (and i got elite ) but i don't got premier and the mw3 pack i buy is activation uk ltd (i live in sweden) and when i download this ( is cost me 130 swedish money) and when is done and i try to play i go in to (team death mach and this coming up -->free downloadable content is required. Do you want to download it now?......and i have pay 130 swedish money for what Please help me i really need help (sorry my bad english )

Banned

if u have downloaded them , go on to play a normal match online and it should come up with a box saying their is an update you click ok and it takes u back to the multilayer menu and should show them

thesaint

What two free ones? Only terminal is free as far as I know.



Free Face Off Map Erosion, Free Face Off Map Aground

saxo_appeal

Just strange.....Every other cod game I've managed no problem to play the … Just strange.....Every other cod game I've managed no problem to play the new maps, but this time it seems a little complicatedStill haven't managed to play them yet

Ok I've got elite and I've got all the map packs down loaded but most of them I've never seen like black ice.Arctic recon. iron clad. Vertigo and mayb another 5 or 6 what is goin round or is there sum thin I need to do
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