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CoD Elite is on its way to 2.0 this fall


Feb 10
// Liam Fisher
I know it feels like the beast that is CoD Elite is still getting up on its feet, but the folks behind the subscription service are already planning for a relaunch in sync with this falls annual Call of Duty release. "W...
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Another Modern Warfare 3 map is on the way for Elites


Feb 07
// Jordan Devore
More maps are coming your way, premium Call of Duty Elite members. (If you're gaming on an Xbox 360, that is). The content season calendar has been updated to reflect that "Overwatch" is due out Tuesday, February 21. For Play...
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EA loves COD Elite, wants more subscriptions in games


Feb 03
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts has been loving the idea of turning games into ongoing "services" for a while, and it appears to be drawing a lot of inspiration from Activision's Call of Duty Elite. Praising the rival's service, CEO John Ric...
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PSN to get first Call of Duty Elite maps on February 28


Feb 02
// Jordan Devore
Premium Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox Live have had access to the first two Modern Warfare 3 maps of the Content Season for more than a week now. Today, Activision has announced when "Liberation" and "Piazza" will make i...
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Modern Warfare 3 maps live for premium XBL Elite users


Jan 24
// Jordan Devore
Premium members of Call of Duty Elite can now grab two new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare 3, "Liberation" and "Piazza" -- if they're on Xbox Live, that is. Subscribers on PlayStation Network are getting this stuff at a l...
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CoD Elite trailer shows you how to disappoint your mom


Jan 24
// Liam Fisher
Your $50 subscription fee to Call of Duty Elite gives you access to a slew of tools to better your game; heatmaps, community features and the are indispensable utilities. That's not where the real benefits lie...
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CoD: Elite app available now on iOS, Android next week


Jan 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Heads up! The Call of Duty: Elite app is finally out on the iOS for free to all registered Elite users. Just visit the app store to get the app which allows you to check your career summary, recent matches, view your challeng...
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Modern Warfare 3's nine months of new content detailed


Jan 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Every month for the next nine months Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players can expect a slew of new content coming their way ranging from multiplayer maps, Special Ops missions, new game modes and more. It all starts off on...
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Call of Duty Elite wants some attention


Nov 28
// Smurgesborg
Activision has let loose a new trailer showing off the features of Call of Duty ELITE, and it looks!... alright-ish! The video itself is very action packed but the sort of features that ELITE provides are kind of hard to mak...
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GameStop alone sells 600,000 Call of Duty Elite subs


Nov 17
// Dale North
Damn. I knew that there would be the dedicated few to jump on board with Activision's Call of Duty Elite social program, but this is already bigger than I thought it would be. In an earnings call it was revealed that GameStop...
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Activision CAN guarantee Call of Duty Elite on PC


Nov 16
// Jim Sterling
Yesterday, Activision disappointed at least two Destructoid readers by claiming that Call of Duty Elite wasn't guaranteed on PC. Today, the company has retracted the sentiment and pledged Elite support for computers in future...
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Activision cannot guarantee Call of Duty Elite on PC


Nov 15
// Jim Sterling
Despite assurances that Call of Duty Elite would come to all platforms, Activision has now stated that it cannot guarantee a PC release for the social networking service. The company Tweeted a brief statement on the issue, sa...
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COD Elite membership extended 30 days due to failures


Nov 10
// Jim Sterling
Call of Duty Elite has struggled to cope with demand since it launched this week. Due to a ludicrous number of fans signing up, the service has been up and down more than my pants when Bobby Kotick traded his lukewarm sin hol...
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Call of Duty Elite getting choked by mass registrations


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
It seems that not even the Daemon-fueled Nightmare Engines employed by evil publisher Activision are strong enough to cope with the demand for Call of Duty Elite. Modern Warfare 3's subscription-based social network is appare...
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Call of Duty Elite now up on Xbox Live


Nov 07
// Dale North
Most of you are probably still sleeping in to be ready for tonight's midnight launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but those that got an early start today might be interested to hear that Call of Duty Elite is now ready ...
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Social features in Call of Duty Elite described


Nov 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is about to drop its megaton bomb on the gaming world and huge part of that ordinance is the introduction of Call of Duty: Elite. Here we have a video where the development team behind the...
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Call of Duty Elite aims to improve your multiplayer skill


Oct 25
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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Call of Duty: Elite wants you to Compete


Oct 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 ...
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Call of Duty Elite beta for PlayStation 3 starts today


Sep 19
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Activision: COD Elite promotes friendliness, community


Sep 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The DTOID Show: Serious Sam, Skyrim Bugs, and CoD: XP


Sep 02
// Max Scoville
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...
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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 ...

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Elite brings Facebook, clan support to Modern Warfare 3


Sep 02
// Nick Chester
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...

Call of Duty Elite 'Premium' gets priced at $49.99 a year

Sep 02 // 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?
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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...

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Leaked: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition details


Aug 31
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Modern Warfare 3 will support dedicated servers


Aug 17
// Jim Sterling
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...
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How to get into the $1M Call of Duty XP tournament


Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Call of Duty XP info: Freebies, CoD Elite shows, and more


Aug 03
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Call of Duty: Elite beta kicks off for Xbox 360


Jul 14
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Activision announces Call of Duty XP fan event


Jun 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...

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