MAG DLC2 is Active (after a few hiccups)
The new MAG game mode, Escalation, is running properly as of Nov. 4, 2010. The DLC was released on Nov. 2, but server configuration issues prevented users from accessing the new maps. Escalation is effectively a larger-scale version of the Sabotage game mode, with the twist that it pits players from all three “armies” (PMCs) against each other. This mode supports 96 players (32v32v32). It includes three new maps and nine new weapons (three for each PMC).
Escalation retails for 10 USD, but if you are a PSN+ member or if you bought DLC1, Interdiction, on or before Oct. 28, 2010, you are eligible for a $2 discount on this new DLC. Also, the price for Interdiction has permanently dropped to $5 from $10, and PSN+ members can pick it up for $2.50 (!). Also, Zipper is offering a $15 “starter kit” that includes both DLC, a trial of the two rental character slots, six PSN avatars, and three dynamic themes. PSN+ members, though, might want to skip this pack unless you’re really into the themes and so on, as you can get both DLC for $10.50 total. [EDIT] The starter pack is also available for purchase on Amazon for $10.
Viva MAG, though the big question is, can it survive the Nov. 9, 2010 release of Call of Duty: Black Ops?