In this trailer for Call of Duty Elite, the integral stats hub component for Modern Warfare 3, Beachhead Studios lays out the three main areas of the platform; connect, compete and improve. The focus of the trailer being the... read
The latest look at Call of Duty: Elite's service breaks down how Compete works. Basically, Beachhead wants to give you stuff for playing Modern Warfare 3, more or less. Everyone who uses the service can enter in contests to ... read
Call of Duty: Black Ops owners will want to sign up for the Call of Duty Elite beta sooner than later, as invitations for the PlayStation 3 version are going out beginning today.
Stat tracking, custom player groups, competiti... read
Activision has been bigging up Call of Duty Elite in a new Gamasutra interview, with digital VP Jamie Berger claiming that the service breaks down negative stereotypes surrounding online gamers. The scheme promotes commu... read
Good evening, Destuctikids! As it's a Friday, we shot today's Destructoid Show in front of a LIVE internet audience. In case you missed it, here it is.
Today, in addition to giving away some Assassin's Creed Revelations... read
After today's overflow of Modern Warfare 3 information, I'm starting to wish I were still into the series' competitive scene. Apologies for dropping so many separate posts on you simultaneously, but that's the wacky world of ... read feature
Back in May, we got our first look at Call of Duty Elite, a set of tools introduced by Activision to enrich the game experience. Introduced to players was in-depth stat tracking, video sharing, training tools based on your ga... read
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Nick Chester To sweeten the deal, Premium members will also get access to that DLC content earlier. While the standard model for Call of Duty DLC has been four content drops spread over the course of a year, Premium members will be drip-fed that new content monthly. According to Hirshberg, that new content won't simply be new multiplayer maps; players can also expect new Spec Ops maps, game modes, and more. Additionally, Premium members get access to daily competitions and events where they can snag prizes, both real and virtual. Activision is offering everything from in-game badges and trophies, to iPads and (no seriously) jeeps. "These aren't just competitions for pros," adds Hirshberg, "we're gonna have competitions tailored for players of all skill levels, and these competitions will be managed and refereed by real people, 24/7."Out of the box, all Modern Warfare 3 users will be able to use Elite to form and manage clans. But only premium members will get the benefits of leveling up their clans by participating in tournaments and competitions. "Everything you love about leveling up as an individual player, Premium Elite members can do as a clan," explains Hirschberg. "It's like your own fantasy football team inside Call of Duty Elite, except players you're counting on are your friends and teammates."Saving and uploading videos also gets a boost, as well, for Premium Elite members, with Activision offering eight times more video capacity for replays than standard members. Expert strategies and analysis is also being made to Elite players, with new content being added regularly. These "high production value" video clips designed by the "best players in the world" will give gamers a deeper insight into using weapons and navigating the game's maps.As if all of that weren't enough, Activision also has Hollywood talent on board to provide original content for something it's calling Elite TV. These episodic videos will be created using the Modern Warfare 3 engine, and while they're not ready to show any examples just yet, Hirshberg was willing to give some details on two Elite TV shows. "We've got a simple idea that brings real life rivals together in multiplayer to battle it out Call of Duty style," he says of the Tony and Ridley Scott-produced Friday Night Fights, "whether it's firemen versus cops, New York fans versus Boston fans, Democrats versus Republicans, football fans versus soccer fans, even a few famous celebrity rivals who play Call of Duty are gonna get involved." Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's production company, DumbDumb have a show in the works, as well. It's called Noob Toob, and the premise apparently seems to have Arnett and Bateman providing snarky smack-talking commentary on various player clips. Not up for shelling out $49.99 for all of the above perks? There's another way to get a full year of Premium Elite: it comes with the "Hardened Edition" of the upcoming shooter. Additionally, those who purchase the set will get lifetime Premium Elite "founders" status, which sounds good for bragging rights and not much else. Given everything that Activision is offering, it certainly does seem as if Premium Elite service is a sweet deal for Call of Duty diehards. While casual fans who are reluctant to buy add-on content for the shooter may not find value in the service, there's plenty here for those who purchase new map packs every few months. What do you think of what Activision is offering? Are you ready to go all in, or are the standard Elite services enough?
While the core services of Activision's Call of Duty Elite will be free, players who invest in a "Premium" membership will be a bit more elite than your usual elite. Priced at $49.99 a year, Premium members will get access to... read feature
Ahead of its unveiling this weekend at the Call of Duty XP event, the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3 has leaked. Wired obtained a photo detailing the contents of this retail package from an anonymous source. Sorry, boys... read
Modern Warfare 2 gained huge amounts of wrath when it was revealed that Infinity Ward planned to drop dedicated server support. With Modern Warfare 3, the studio is hoping to gain some goodwill with the announcement that dedi... read
Zip-lines and sumo wresting are all well and good, but where's the cash? Activision has listed the ways in which players can enter the $1 million Call of Duty XP tournament.
A good portion of the slots are being determined us... read
At this point, Call of Duty XP sounds like something ripped straight out of a dedicated fan's dreams. Activision has divulged more details about the event, with the big one being that all attendees are getting a voucher for t... read
Millions of you have signed up for the Call of Duty: Elite beta, which is being rolled out to Xbox 360 players over the next few weeks on an invite-only basis. The first invitations went out earlier today.
While Beachhead is ... read
On September 2nd and 3rd, Activision will be staging an elaborate event for fans of their Call of Duty franchise. In a 12-acre space somewhere in Los Angeles, the specific location still a mystery, attendees will be able... read
Activision has said that Call of Duty has the best community of fans in the world, and that is why it's charging a subscription fee for Call of Duty Elite, the new optional service that will soon allow fans access to a variet... read