Activision Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has announced today that two new MW3 maps are now available for Call of Duty Elite on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Welcome to winter. It's snowing in Fargo today and the northeast is about to get some of that white stuff too. But I hear Italy is lovely this time of year.

Wouldn't you rather be seaside in some adorable little European villa? Picture it: Sitting in a small bistro, overlooking the sea, sipping something delicious...why, it's a little slice of paradise.

Then you hear the WHUPWHUPWHUP of rotors overhead, and your exquisite view is obscured by smoke from a nearby grenade.

Sorry, pal, you're not on vacation - you're in the thick of the conflict, because you're in Piazza, one of the two new Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer maps that are reaching Call of Duty Elite premium members today via the PlayStation Network. Now it's a little slice of paramilitary paradise.

Piazza is actually going to be a big hit with fans of close-quarters combat; the tiny town features several sharp corners, tight corridors, and dangerous staircases that just beg to be explored with a Striker or P90 in hand.

Is the European coast not your style? Maybe the cold doesn't bother you - maybe you prefer a brisk walk through New York, taking strength from the bracing temperatures while you enjoy the famous foliage of midtown Manhattan's Central Park.

But again, don't just look at the skyscrapers - look out for the soldiers who have their MSRs trained on the map's objectives. You're in Liberation now, complete with winding paths, underground tunnels, and exposed Domination points. The large scale of the map makes it a playground for assault rifle experts and snipers, especially.

Piazza and Liberation are both available now for Elite premium members. If you're one of them, all you need to do is select Store from the MW3 multiplayer menu and you'll be invited to download the new maps for no additional cost - your Elite premium membership includes access to all the maps, modes, and surprises that are coming for the next nine months.

If you're not an Elite premium member, you'll be able to get these two maps a little later on in the year, but an Elite subscription brings you everything as soon as it's released on PS3. You can find more info on Call of Duty Elite here.

I need to practice a bit, but then I'll be giving these two new maps a workout this Friday. Hope you see you online!

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