Activision Blizzard Inc. this week deployed the new Face-Off Mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360.

Face-Off will include 1 vs. 1 or 2 vs. 2 matches in mode-specific maps.

The new maps, which include Erosion, Aground, Getaway, and Lookout are smaller and offer more player engagement opportunities.

In addition, the mode will support two-player split-screen functionality.

Erosion and Aground maps are now available at no cost.

Lookout and Getaway maps will be sold in a collection pack May 22.

Collection 2 will include Lookout and Getaway in addition to three new multiplayer maps – Foundation, Sanctuary, and Oasis – and two new Spec-Ops maps, Iron Zone and Kill Switch.

A PS3 release date is to be determined.

Activision Blizzard in Dec. said Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has surpassed $1 billion in retail sales.

In addition, Call of Duty Elite has sold one million premium subscriptions to date. Premium features include daily competitions, download content and prizes.

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