It seems that some of the exciting new features of Black Ops 2 are making an impact on Modern Warfare 3’s developers. Just as we saw dogfighting in the skies prominently showed off in the Black Ops 2 trailer, it seems we can now look forward to fighting in the skies in Modern Warfare 3 as well. The August DLC for MW3 will introduce three new items of content. One of them is top secret at this point and we know nothing about it, but the other two are called Light Em Up and Special Delivery.
Light Em Up lets you operate a helicopter called “Little Bird.” This is the first time players will be able to operate a vehicle fully in Modern Warfare 3. Light Em Up will take place after the main campaign, and will pit the player against an Eastern European stronghold. With the helicopter you’ll be able to blind your enemies using a searchlight, or you’ll be able to launch grenades or fire down on the enemy with an assault rifle. Special Delivery, like Light Em Up, is a rescue mission, this time taking place at a Chinese hydroelectric dam. In this co-op mission, one player searches for a hostage while the other uses the Osprey Gunner killstreak to provide air support and drop care packages containing useful supplies.
The third piece of content is still unknown, but it is bound to be exciting if they’ve been so hushed up about it—so we’ll let you know if we find anything out between now and the release of the DLC, which is due out in several weeks for Elite membership players on Xbox 360. If you’re on a PlayStation 3 or a PC, you’ll need to wait a little longer as usual.