Call of Duty Elite beta coming July 14, 2011

By on June 6, 2011, 1:00 PM

Activision today announced that the invitation-only public beta for Call of Duty Elite will begin on July 14, 2011. While the full capabilities of the service will not be on display until the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on November 8, 2011, the beta will give users a taste of the experience and allow the service to be tested by gamers currently playing Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer.

The company also took the opportunity to proclaim that the beta has already surpassed over 1 million registrants. That's very impressive given that Call of Duty Elite was announced just five days ago.

Call of Duty Elite is a new service that will work with the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, as well as future installments of the combat-simulation game. Activision says it hasn't yet figured out how much to charge for the service, but it has been suggested the price will be below $8 per month. Players will get to access a sample set of features for free, such as the ability to join interest groups and team up with like-minded players for online battles, while those who pay the monthly fee get additional features including access to map packs and other perks.

Besides the usual leaderboards and other statistics, Call of Duty Elite will also provide users with tools to analyze their performance within the game, keeping track of which weapons have been most successful for them in killing enemies, or showing a blueprint of a level with heat map information about where they killed and got killed. Additionally, users will be able to log into the service on Apple's iOS portable devices and Activision says that an Android app is on the way.

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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

This is arguably the most hyped up game of 2011. Be interesting to see if it lives up to it.

RaiDeR55 said:

YA key word there Tom is Hyped for sure.

Emil said:

hyped or overhyped?

Guest said:

And they will be charging $8 for a "service" that sounds the same as Really though, gun stats, heat maps, exclusive map packs? How much money does Activison want?

jetkami said:

Wait...did'nt Call of Duty Black Ops suck?

Guest said:

I find the Call of Duty franchise these days liken to a flaming pile of sh!t

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

And they will be charging $8 for a "service" that sounds the same as Really though, gun stats, heat maps, exclusive map packs? How much money does Activison want?

All of it.

Guest said:

Wow halo 4 looks gay

Zen Zen, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm glad I saw the hand writing on the wall way back when I was avidly playing Call of Duty "Modern Warfare". Everything between #1 and #4 was solid, but when #5 came along, I thought to myself that I didn't like where this was all going, so I stopped buying the games at #4. In my own opinion, the Call of Duty franchise is weak, it's lost it's allure, lost it's edginess and pretty much traded in it's spirit for the ole mighty dollar. I just for the life of me can't understand why the companies involved with the Call of Duty games, just couldn't leave well enough alone. They had something magical with the epic #1, a needed to be reckoned with game with #2, a monster with #3 and a juggernaut with #4! I don't know, the game to me since #5 has traded in it's soul!

Guest said:

CoD franchise became like Fifa, every new year a brand "new" CoD...

yRaz yRaz said:

They don't make enough money from DLC already?

Guest said:

will we lose all the features in black-ops that they are offering with this elite service? Meaning, will I now have to pay for such services. I haven't really followed this much, I just know that it's a pay service. Thanks for any info.. :-)

ramonsterns said:

Zen said:

I'm glad I saw the hand writing on the wall

I saw the writing on the wall the second Kotick admitted he wanted to see games cost $100. And then it became true with MW2. $60 + 2 $15 DLC = $90 for One Game.

And yet you point out to people that this mad man wants to drive your hobby into the ground and you get labeled as that "no-fun-allowed guy who hates videogames".

Guest said:

i still think its bs that we got to pay for extra if we have ps3 or xbox

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