April 2nd 2010 1:00 pm PT

Free MW2 Night Vision Goggles for your Avatar


Everyone at Xbox LIVE is excited to offer the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package first on Xbox LIVE. Infinity Ward, Activision, and Xbox are celebrating the launch and would like to thank everyone by offering the entire Xbox LIVE community free Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles for your avatar.

This free offer is available until Sunday April 4th night at 12m PT, so don’t miss out. (See what time the offer ends in your time zone.)

(Hint: If you are away from your Xbox 360 this weekend, just click the below link and add the free item to your download queue. Then, when you return home it will automatically start to download.)



Add the free Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles for your avatar to your Xbox 360 download queue



Also, If you purchased this item prior to this promotion starting, you will automatically be credited the purchase cost by May 1st.



Free, Marketplace, Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Mcmax3000

    Cool. Just saw a mention of this on Twitter and downloaded them right before I saw your post. Free Avatar content is always nice.

  • Ark Hunter

    Huza! Free stuff!

  • L0rN

    O Cmon, WTF? I want to pay for this. For Free, paahhh.
    I wanna pay at least 400 MSP for this.

  • Gam3r Evolved

    Good stuff :D Told all my friends..

  • Gam3r Evolved

    What’s with Major Nelsons gamercard…? There’s nothing on it, and the language is all screwd up..



  • chiruno99

    Can’t go wrong with free hats!


    As for Majors Gamercard showing in Spanish I think.. Didn’t this happen last week also.. when his account was hacked ?

    I hope this isn’t a second time

  • Astonishing Joe

    Thanks Major!

  • Veive257

    Thanks for the freebies!


  • Anonymous

    Free is always good! thanks Maj

  • Z4M0

    Thanks !


    There’s only one thing better than offering it free and it’s to refund people who already purchased this item.


    The point on avatar gear IMHO is to customize and so, making your avatar different from the other players. Making it free means 99% of your friend list will turn into a clone army wich may dissapoint who paid to get something exclusive. I’m fine with that it’s not a rant, just giving my two cents on how that refund has multiple layers of meaning.


    By the way, how will this affect to all the people complaining/boicotting the 1200 points stuff? I feel I’m not worthy since I wans’t buying the stimulus pack even if it was 400. Anyway, thanks again.

  • ideal rep

    Free Is Nice,TY…….

  • QueeeeenY

    That is great! Thank you very much!

  • Aethilas


  • I DLord I

    Yes, I will accept a free Avatar helmet

    No, I will still not buy the Stimulus Package

  • Glenn ZA

    Thank you very much! Night vision goggles added to queue :)

  • L0rN

    Still for free????? Come on, it is a Infinity Ward HIGH QUALITY product, i want to pay for it. The Developers are so poor, i want to help them a lil bit.

  • SilentHunter382

    Activision giving something away for free, Ok I never thought it would happen.
    Still I’ll take it. :)

  • XenoLair

    Cant argue with free stuff.

  • A Place for Us

    Good but 1200 for the map pack is too much.

  • I DLord I

    I would hardly say this was Activisions idea. But they probably fought it.


    I love how I pay for something….THEN ITS FREE!

  • SilentHunter382

    I say it there way on trying to forgive them for the price of the maps.


    Haha just bought these on impulse earlier this week, now I’m convinced I can see into the future! Thanks IW!

  • Spargo CXVII

    Thank You Much!!!!!


    I’m the kinda guy who won’t knock it ’til I try it. Tried it and have to agree w/friends who haven’t got the Stimulus Package. It’s a bit too pricey. Thanx for the goggles though.

  • Akedo

    I have Downloaded them Twice.. Restarted Xbox.. They simply Will Not show up.. Any Suggestions?

  • SilentHunter382

    @ Akedo

    They are in the Dress Up section in your avatar Items.

  • Disco Penguins

    Thanks for the heads up, Major. Saw this on your tweet and jumped on it!

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU !!!

  • Akedo

    @SilentHunter382 Thank You.. (I was lookin Everywhere!) Very Cool!..

  • DarkGin87

    Someone feeling guilty at charging 1200ms poitns for maps? i didn’t buy the maps but ill have the free hat thank you :P

  • Exu

    Now you too can have a gamerpic that bears a passing resemblance to Short Circuit, just like Major! :D

  • MuckRak3r

    Some stiff suit from Activision probably accidentally stumbled upon some of the THOUSANDS of complaints about the map pack price, and IW and Activision being money grubbers and they thought they would toss us a bone.

    I downloaded it, but I will never buy that map pack unless it’s 800 points or less, but I won’t even play that game any more. I played it yesterday and couldn’t stand it. At all. I went 17 and 13 even though I couldn’t remember the button layouts. Compared to BF BC 2, MW2 is visually weak and certainly not even half as much fun and/or tactical.

  • ViSuaLSCuMBaG

    from the netherlands i say:
    thank you _O_

  • ViSuaLSCuMBaG

    from the netherlands i say:
    thank you _O_

  • AriesDog

    It’s my birthday and you give me and everyone else a free avatar prop. Thanks for celebrating my day.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not that excited but I wouldn’t mind putting the googles on my avatar. After all, I have the actual prestige edition NVGs.

  • P00K

    I posted a comment calling this what it is – Activision trying to distract gamers from all the bad press over their stupid pricing. I included several links to gaming news sites who all say the same thing – it’s not worth the money.
    Apparently it was “moderated”.
    Way to go.

  • ZaZeeMan

    Major, is there any way to download this from the dashboard? I have 2 child accounts and they are not able to download items off of the web interface.

  • Kroesis

    I probably won’t be using this but it’s free so it’s in my collection! Cheers Activision, now.. off to trade in MW2…

  • LawdaddyCO

    I’m sure they’re doing this to make people forgive them for high pricing on map pack. Still won’t buy the map pack. If it ever goes on sale for 800 or less, I’ll probably buy it then.

  • sleepydumbdude

    Sweet thanks.
    ::awaits all my friends avatar having this on for at least the next two weeks::

    I still have friends with the 2010 glasses on.

  • litheon

    OK, this is completely unacceptable on the parts of Infinity Ward, Activision, and Microsoft. I wanted to pay at least 10 dollars for such a fine piece of excellent avatar gear craftsmanship, but noooooo we couldn’t have that now could we? Even though I already purchased it I’m still getting a credit made to my account.


    This is outrageous. I will be boycotting everything from Infinity Ward, Activision, and Microsoft from now on. Way to listen to your customers guys.



  • Kroesis

    Yeah.. what he said…

  • Rossa AU

    hmmmm don’t know if i would ever use it, but can’t complain about free avatar stuff. Thanks for the info :)

  • Major Moyo

    Thanks for being Generous IW!! and thanks Major!


    …and here they all are. It’s funny when you guys can’t face the truth you spout out things like “troll”. You guys can’t take the truth that you’re all wh0res for FREE STUFF.

  • BurkusCat

    Noez! Major nelson has a very similar gamer picture to me. Guess I am not that original lol