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VideoGamer.com can exclusively reveal the first official details on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's August DLC.

Next month's Content Drops, which are due to become available to Xbox 360 Elite members within "the next few weeks", contain two brand new Spec Ops missions: Light 'Em Up and Special Delivery.

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Light 'Em Up is set after Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaign and sees two SAS operatives storming an Eastern European stronghold to rescue a teammate.

Special Delivery takes players to a hydroelectric dam at the base of a Chinese river to rescue a helicopter pilot.

Activision has provided VideoGamer.com with screenshots of both levels.

Light 'Em Up introduces a fully pilotable vehicle to the Modern Warfare series for the first time, as one player takes to the skies in a Little Bird helicopter to provide support to a second player on the ground.

The Little Bird helicopter has a powerful searchlight that can blind enemies, protecting the player on the ground as he searches for intel packages to locate the hostage. The helicopter pilot can also use a grenade launcher and assault rifle to take out enemies from the air.

"It's a night mission, so you come in under the cover of night," Sledgehammer Games' VP and COO Michael Condrey told VideoGamer.com. "One guy is piloting the Little Bird and protecting from an overwatch position with explosive cover, while the guy on the ground is looking for intel on where the hostage is in this heavily fortified location.

"The guy in the air is a really exciting position to be in because you have to control the helicopter, use the spotlight and provide overwatch cover for the guy on the ground," he continued.

"It's a pretty cool new experience in Spec Ops mission mode."

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Special Delivery, meanwhile, merges mechanics from Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer mode to create an entirely new experience, Condrey suggests, letting one player use the Osprey Gunner killstreak to provide air support, while simultaneously dropping Care Packages to the player on the ground.

"What we've tried to do is bring really great mechanics together that people love to play," says Condrey.

"The guy in the air runs the Osprey Gunner and can drop .50 cal shells from the air, and call in explosive rounds. But the cool thing is that I can drop three different types of Care Packages to my buddy on the ground trying to get to the downed pilot.

"It's really awesome. You can drop in an XM25, you can drop a Care Package of a turret or a self-revive... The opportunity to use Care Packages and the Osprey Gunner killstreak from multiplayer is so much fun."

As Modern Warfare 3's Content Calendar draws to a close, August's Content Drops will make up the game's penultimate DLC additions as Activision turns its attention to Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

September's Content Drops, which include multiple new multiplayer maps, allegedly leaked onto the net earlier this week.

But Condrey thinks that the upcoming content will "continue to excite people".

"It's a really exciting time," he continued.

"We've really focussed the content season around offering some of the most ambitious and most varied experiences for Modern Warfare 3 DLC, and I think this August offering continues to excite people.

"Co-op now is such a cornerstone of what people are playing, whether it's two people in split-screen or dropping online with a buddy. That visceral and intimate experience of two people taking on a objective - we think we have two really great missions that allow you to do that."

A date for the two missions has yet to be confirmed, although as with other content drops, the content is expected to launch on Xbox 360 first, followed by a PC and PS3 release in the following month.

This year's Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 13.

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Release Date: 08/11/2011
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 575
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