Apparently somebody pulled one Hell of an April Fool's prank on those guys at Epic, and convinced them that Christmas has been moved to that latter part of March. How else can we explain the love that's been raining down on us from above recently, in the form of Unreal Tournament III updates?
Just last week, we were treated to a patch, that among other things, fixed some sound issues, and made it a heck of a lot easier to download mods for the game via the PS3. Sign in today, and you'll find yet another update, but this time of Epic proportions -- 3 new maps: Morbias, Facing Worlds, and Searchlight. Longtime fans are sure to recognize the first two, while Searchlight is new in town, and made especially for those who like to go for rounds of capture the flag gameplay. Best of all, they are all free for the taking. Take that, microtransactions!
The maps are available for PC users as well, and can be found here. For those of you who wish to join us online, Destructoid's own MrSadistic and Sadie are more than willing to welcome challengers and help them cultivate some of that personal humility that some would say is missing in today's youth. Rumor has it that at least one them has a penchant for "shooting you in the face," so be careful. Who knows? Playing as Master Chief just might help turn the tide in your favor. Brace yourselves, as we'll be waiting for you to show up at the next PS3 slaughterhouse meeting.
Catch the press release, after the jump.