First MAG DLC Free, Coming Next Week

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It’s kind of late for big news here in Europe, but if I know you guys as well as I think I do, you’re probably still awake and eager to hear it. So here’s Jeremy Dunham from Zipper to introduce to you the first DLC pack for MAG, which will be available for free before the end of the month!

On behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, I’m pleased to announce that beginning March 25, our first official MAG downloadable add-on will be made available to players worldwide absolutely free of charge!

Dubbed the “Trooper Gear Pack,” our first DLC addition to the MAG universe will offer a number of cool goodies for veterans and first timers alike. Out of everything in the pack, the most popular will likely be the oft-requested “Flashbang Grenade” that can be used to confuse, disorient or distract your enemies in a single throw.

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Of course, there’s more to the Trooper Gear Pack than Flashbangs. We’ll also be including new special edition Light Machine Guns for each PMC. Raven’s APEX 100SE, SVER’s RTK-74 Vla, and Valor’s Mk 46 Mod 1 weapons will provide both a new look for your favorite LMGs and a number of performance adjustments as well.

valor mk46 sver rtk 74 raven ultimax

The last element of the pack will be two additional uniforms – “Trooper Dark” and “Trooper Light.” Available to all three PMCs, these uniforms are specifically designed for urban and interior combat situations and give you two more aesthetic options to diversify your character with.

black light clothing green light clothing red blue

The best part of the Trooper Gear Pack? It’s just the beginning of our ongoing commitment to MAG. In the coming months, you can expect to see plenty of other add-ons and goodies that we can’t quite tell you about yet (but know you’ll enjoy).

But that’s not all. To commemorate the release of our DLC, we want to throw in a little extra. And so, as a thank you to all of our fans, we’re offering Double XP to any and all MAG players starting March 25. Simply log in at 12am Pacific/ 3am Eastern/ 8am GMT and play MAG as you normally would. Every time you complete a game your experience doubles, and yes, this bonus stacks for Veterans who already have an XP bonus to begin with! Just make sure you actually complete the games you play – if you quit early, your bonus won’t apply.

Expect the Double XP promotion to run until 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday, March 28. Be sure to take advantage of it as much as you possibly can until then.

For more MAG-related news, don’t forget to visit the Official MAG Blog on a regular basis, or check out our Official Zipper Interactive Twitter and Facebook pages. Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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  • Amazing news, thanks guys!

  • From the amounts of comments its safe to say this game was just a little bt of a gimmick.

    Down with MAG & MW2

    LONG LIVE Battlefiels Bad Company 2!

  • Wow, thanks guys =D

    Looking forward to the other stuff as well ;)

  • Oh you know us too well, Jem

  • Cool guys! All this for FREE! AND double XP! You spoil us!

  • Thats ace, Thanks zipper!

  • GREAT NEWS!!

    Thank you very much!

  • My MAG sessions have been on the back burner since getting Heavy Rain. So many good games on the PS3, so little time (and too much work getting in the way)…

  • Awesome! Got to Finish FF13 and GOW3 then I’m back on MAG :D

  • Fantastic. Can’t wait for all the stuff. I’m delighted that you guys didn’t wait for months before bring in some DLC ^_^

  • Need more stuff for snipers…

  • This really is one of those games that will live or die on the support from both the community and the developer. Thankfully Zipper have not let us down and this is a great way to say thankyou.

  • any news on the heavy/medium (800c) armour that was released on the US PSN store last week coming to europe as it gives the US a slight unfair advantage.

    • Elliott "Shijima" Martin

      The augmented armour was made available exclusively to pre-order and Collector’s Edition purchasers here in Europe. However, we too will be looking to make them available on general release in the near future.

  • Awesome! Time for a MAG marathon! Thanks Zipper <3

  • Awesome, thanks!

    I’m seriously addicted to this game(hence why I’m still up!).

  • It’s just the beginning of our ongoing commitment to MAG. In the coming months, you can expect to see plenty of other add-ons and goodies that we can’t quite tell you about yet (but know you’ll enjoy).

    That part got me so happy!
    Now i hope for new maps and game modes!

  • hey guess what GOD OF WAR IS OUT TODAY WOOOOOO
    *TRIES TO DO A BACKFLIP AND KNOCKS CUP OF TEA OF TABLE!*

    i have given god of war the highest honour i can bestow in a comment
    CAPITALS! NOW CRUISE CONTROL FOR EPIC

  • hey guess what GOD OF WAR IS OUT TODAY WOOOOOO
    *TRIES TO DO A BACKFLIP AND KNOCKS CUP OF TEA OF TABLE!*

    i have given god of war the highest honour i can bestow in a comment
    CAPITALS! NOW CRUISE CONTROL FOR EPIC OO

  • Flashbangs are always interesting.

  • This is already available to download in the yank store as i got all the 3 dlc’s last night

    • Elliott "Shijima" Martin

      This new Trooper pack is not available worldwide until 25th March. Are you confusing it with dynamic themes or the special augmented armours?

  • I downloaded the Raven Industries Spyder add on content, SVER Hazard add on content and the Valour company bulldog add on content.

    So not sure if there are them or not ?

  • still no female character models?

  • good this game needs more content, it could have been so much better instead its a decent game

  • Dear mag team can you please have the choppers so they can at least move they are pretty pointless
    shooting at walls

    and please please add extra damage to the turrets they are taking this pi33
    i love ya game really but add these features

    and maybe quads will help some of u hint hint

  • Elliott “Shijima” Martin: “The augmented armour was made available exclusively to pre-order and Collector’s Edition purchasers here in Europe.”

    Great, so basically you’re going to be using that as an excuse to screw over Europeans even more?

    In the US those armors were also originally only for those who pre-ordered. You should either have kept it only for pre-orders and special editions worldwide, or opened it for everyone worldwide. Giving it only to Americans was really low, even by Sony’s standards.

    I don’t even know why I occasionally am surprised by Sony BS like this anymore…

  • the augmented armour, ie the 800cc kit which was free to collectors editions and was released for americans :( with patch 1.04a is up on “yank store” but should hopefully be with us soon,

    this trooper gear pack is a different armour set entirely.

    the point of the choppers is to have a forward spawn point. not so we can fly around the map shooting people from the air, that wouldnt be too fair. i do agree with the quads though, that could be cool but would take a bit of development and some questions to asnwer with that, if you are on a quad should you be able to use a sidearm, should you be able to carry a passenger who can use with main gun, should there be some kind of smaller mounted 50cal MG on for the passenger. could really be cool.

  • This is great news. Now I have an excuse to come back to Mag. However I’m a bit disappointed. I forked out an extra 10 euros and bought the collecters edition of Mag just for the Special armour. The armour never worked and a month after contacting Sony about it I finally had another code sent out to me via email.

    Thats great yous sorted out the problem except for one thing. The same week a new code was sent out to me for the armour the special armour appeared on the American Plastation store for FREE. Thats great I had to pay 10 euros for it! So much for a collecters edition aye.

    • Elliott "Shijima" Martin

      On the flip side, not all Europeans have the armour, which gives you a slight advantage over them.

  • When are you guys gonna make the groups bigger, dont get me wrong the games amazing and cant wait for DLC to come into play but i run a clan of 20 guys and i know there’s clans of 50 – 100 guys and 8 people in a group max just isnt good enough sorry guys but its the one you could of thought about more how about an update where you can have an unlimited group like mw2 for example and join games together and get split into squads from there if you can split 8 guys up going into an ongoing game you can split more up at the beginning of a game pls pls pls bring out some sort of group update to make them bigger. biccy83@googlemail.com, recruiting for sver now aswell guys if you wanna get involved must speak english and have headset

  • “On the flip side, not all Europeans have the armour, which gives you a slight advantage over them.”

    Smooth, way to promote unbalanced gameplay. Why not just not release this dlc pack in Europe then MAG will be all kinds of unbalanced fun.

  • i have the special edition armour and the advantage you get over the regular armour is pretty much negligible, you might as well as stick with the 600cc. in fact, from what i can see the effect of the 1000cc armour isn’t up to much either.. and it’s not really an advantage since you have to balance your whole kit.

    what this game is in desperate need of is more maps and more game modes. i don’t like domination, so only play sabotage or acquisition, and in those i don’t play on the sver maps because they’re *ridiculously* unbalanced, particularly the acquisition one. i’m getting bored of it already.. battlefield bc2 is calling. though the double XP will help me get to level 60 more quickly. i’m at 38, and with my progress rate, i was looking at another 40 hours…

    it also needs better regionalised matchmaking if possible.. almost every game i play is 95% americans.

  • oh my god why does this have to happen the week my ps3 dies on me!?

    my ps3 always dies when something good is happening. i missed the killzone double xp and uncharted double xp too for the same damn reason! I even went and bought a new ps3 a bout a month ago.

    WHY AM I SO DAMN UNLUCKY!!@#^%$@^%$^%$!
    FML

  • DOUBLE XP DOESNT WORK FOR ME, I SEE PPL GETTIN OVER 1,000 EXP AND I STILL HAVE THE SAME AS AWAYS, BETWEEN 4 AND 500 XP, i downloaded the add on and everything i have a squad and was shocked that all of them have such high scores, MAG PLEASE HELP, IT AINT THAT I SUCK AT THE GAME OR ANYTHING HA HA,also Flash Bangs on my game last way to long the Grenade blew like 10M away from me and i got a pure white screen for 25 seconds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any feedback would help!

  • Also any word on when or if the Armor Upgrade 800c will be released for all Playerz not just the States? and to comment on my XP points issue Any1 else having this problem?

    Valor4Life FOOLZ see you on the Field [DELETED] :-)

  • MAG 2day had so many Glitch’s when i Killed a Player the body sted standing so it confused me, i respawned and was invisible i Killed alot of opposing players like i was John Cena (they cant see me),also Valor has gotten worse cant wait to prestige and change teamz MAG you guys need to help Valor issue the armor to every Player give Valor a badass Gun also the other teams have a great new Gun i always kill and steal it just to use, i feel RAVEN and S.V.E.R have favoritism, also bring out some more sidearms like a saw off shot gun, OH AND THE KNIFE KILLS ON VALOR SUCK IT SHOULD BE SET ONE SWIP AND DEAD I HAD TO HIT A GUY 3 TIMES FOPR HIM TO DIE, no matter what armor you have or if you have 120 health 1 swipe one kill, the other 2 teams knife with 1 swipe and i die,i was laying down and a guy swipped up not even at me and killed me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I LOVE MAG…ADD IF U WANNA SQUAD UP…IM AMERICAN

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