City Interactive has announced plans to release a free multiplayer DLC pack for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and patch Direct X 11 support into the PC version shortly after the game's release.

The free DLC pack, which will be available to download via Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC in the "upcoming weeks", will introduce two new multiplayer maps - Tower Defense and Temple Crossing - and a new unrevealed multiplayer mode.

Meanwhile, an additional patch for the PC version will integrate DirectX 11 support into City's sniping title, although it hasn't yet been revealed how the game will take advantage of the advanced graphics tech.

"Free multiplayer DLC containing two new maps and an exciting additional game mode is just the first step in our plan to support the Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 experience for our fans after launch," said City Interactive CEO Marek Tyminski.

"We will also soon release a dedicated update to the PC version of the game that will allow gamers to enjoy all the advantages of DirectX 11."

It isn't yet known whether City Interactive still plans to patch in the game's once-promised dismemberment feature, which was revealed during the game's announcement but later relegated to a post-release patch.

However, a tweet from the game's official Twitter account last month cast doubt over the possibility of the feature ever returning.

"That's from an early version of the game," City said in response to a question about the game's gore, "we ultimatedly [sic] dropped this feature because of various reasons."

We contacted a City Interactive rep about the matter earlier in the week. They have yet to respond to our request.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC tomorrow.

Source: City Interactive Press Release