Just a quick note here - apparently the "Valor" map pack for Call of Duty 3 that was released yesterday has some serious bugs in it. At present, the maps simply don't work at all and while both Treyarch and Microsoft are working on correcting the issue, there's currently no ETA for the repairs.
Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has directed his readers to this post on the Xbox.com forums where Treyarch will be updating their progress in getting the problem fixed. Here's the latest update as of this posting;
"Well folks... it has been a crazy and hectic day, and we are continuing to work towards a solution through the night. We've made some progress through cooperation with Microsoft. We had hoped to resolve the technical issues with the map pack by the end of the day today, but it looks like that will not happen.
We do know that the package posted to Marketplace this morning is not valid and will not work with the game, so deleting the old file through the system blade of the dashboard will at least put users a step ahead when the new package goes live.
I realize that this is disappointing news - I assure you that we are doing everything that we can to resolve this as soon as possible. Please hang with us as we work through this, and stay tuned for further updates." - Axisof3vil - Treyarch
Remember what I said yesterday about one of the serious issues being a lack of testing and a "We can just patch it later" attitude? Well, I rest my case.
For more information, check out the following links;
- Call of Duty 3 Valor Map Pack - Major Nelson
- Valor Map Pack Updates - Xbox.com Forums
- CoD3 Map Pack Broken - Kotaku
- COD3 Map Pack deployed, KIA - Gamespot