Activision’s “digital community platform” for Call of Duty, Call of Duty Elite, has entered closed beta. The service began its staged launch today on the 360 and Live via Black Ops. This is the first of several phases, with a limited number of invitations set to be sent out in the next few weeks. The official launch won’t take place until the release of Modern Warfare 3 on November 8, at which points participants will be able to access the service at any time through their mobile devices, the web, and inside the games. Members will be able to schedule matches and change load outs on the go, as well as gain access to “entertainment programs” and all DLC for Modern Warfare 3.
Call of Duty Elite will super charge the Call of Duty experience in three key ways:
Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience. This is a true social gaming platform. Players can compete against friends, gamers of similar skill levels or interests, join groups and clans, and play in organized competitions. They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their personal network, both in the game itself as well as via custom mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones, tablets and on the web.
Compete: Call of Duty Elite hosts events and competitions for players of all skill levels on a regular basis; both in-game and real-world prizes will be awarded across the Call of Duty Elite player roster when the service goes live on November 8th.
Improve: Call of Duty Elite is ground zero for anyone who wants to improve their in-game skills. It dynamically tracks player statistics and performance down to the finest detail. It can show gamers how they compare to their friends or other players community-wide. The user-friendly tools and data will give gamers the insights they need to up their kill/death ratio in no time.
The Call of Duty Elite beta will test select features and functionality, including stat tracking, the use of custom player groups, competitive events and video sharing. A major upgrade of new features will come to Call of Duty Elite at its official launch this November.
Official Site: CallofDuty.com – Elite