Activision to launch Call of Duty Elite service next fall, to enter public beta shortly

Call of Duty Elite Announcement screenshot

Activision will be launching a new online service later this year for the Call of Duty franchise dubbed Call of Duty Elite. Set to go live on November 8, the day Modern Warfare 3 hits store shelves, the service will be put through the wringer later this summer when it enters public beta via Black Ops. Currently in development at Beachhead, the service will keep track of players’ histories with career records and be accessible on several platforms, including web browsers, mobile devices, and the games themselves. While many of the features are said to be free, there will be a premium membership that will offer “state-of-the-art services, exclusive entertainment programming and all-inclusive game content for less than the cost of any comparable online entertainment service currently in the market.”

Interested in joining the beta? Just head on over to and sign up.

Call of Duty Elite’s features and services engage the community in three key ways:

Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience, transforming it into a true social network. Players can compete against friends, players of similar skill levels and players with similar interests, join groups, join clans, and play in organized tournaments. They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their entire network, both in the game itself, as well as through mobile and web interfaces.  Elite will be an “always on” way for players to connect with the Call of Duty community.

Compete: Call of Duty Elite establishes the most exciting, competitive environment in a multiplayer game.  Players will have available a constant stream of events and competitions, tiered to group them with those with similar abilities.  Both in-game and real-world prizes will be rewarded to all skill levels.

Improve:  Call of Duty Elite is like having a personal online coach. It provides players with a dynamic strategy guide that tracks their statistics and performances down to the most minute details.  It can show gamers how they stack up against their friends or others in the community. Tools and information are provided so players can learn and up their game.

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