Call of Duty Elite Info, and Beta Testing Sign-up


This somewhat funny video, entitled The Legend of Karl, has been released to give us more information about the newly announced Call of Duty Elite subscription service.
They have also announce a Call of Duty Elite Beta starting sometime this summer. You can sign-up now, at callofduty.com/elite.

Although pretty vague, here are the main features announced:

CONNECT
Find the players YOU want to play Call of Duty with. Connect with online friends, co-workers, classmates or meet new Call of Duty players.

COMPETE
Test your skills in tournaments and events designed for players of all skill levels. Compete for awesome virtual and real-world prizes!

IMPROVE
Get the tools to elevate your Call of Duty game. Access your personal stats, view exclusive strategy videos and get detailed intel on maps, weapons, and more.

The CONNECT part sounds like we won’t be able to play with our PSN friends without the service, however I believe it’s just an advanced feature of finding friends online from Facebook, Twitter, and the like. It also sound like it will allow you to search for players with common interests.

Some of the advanced features look to be pretty cool, but will it be worth the monthly fee, rumored to be around $7.99? I’m signing up for a chance at Beta, and will let everyone know more about it if I get in.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Pedro on May 31st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    The video is actually really funny!

    However *INSERT HATE COMMENT HERE* (regarding the elite service). This should be free.

  2. #2 by Jason on May 31st, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    So a game that auto aims for you is going to have something you have to pay for to make it seem like skill is required? lmao pass for me. The blops release was so easy that mp got boring to me. This will sell because there are hypes out there for cod. Im hoping bf3 will change the game but its a rental for me until I know dice has changed it up enough. Im so frustrated with activision and their lack of policing the servers. This is something in the ned I will have to buy my son as he loves the series. Luckily he doesnt use the internet so I have some time before word of mouth hits the wallet.

  3. #3 by Ace on May 31st, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Quality over quantity. Plain and simple, make a good game before you start asking for extra support from your community. They will still make money off of this, due to the fact that 12 year olds will cry to their mommy’s asking for this, and that, then the rest of the COD community will jump on. Unless, maybe, just maybe people actually start looking at what they’re paying for. This should be a free service, not some gimmick to get more damn money.

  4. #4 by Ace on May 31st, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Oh, btw that video sucked giant balls.

  5. #5 by Luke on May 31st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    I am with Pedro the video is funny.

  6. #6 by Oly on May 31st, 2011 [ 131925 Points ]

    It was at least Somewhat funny! lol

  7. #7 by Blackstaffer on June 1st, 2011 [ 7211 Points ]

    I liked the video too.

  8. #8 by FooBear408 on June 1st, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    Hmmm….Curious.

    I don’t know if I’m fully on board, I signed up for the beta and I’ll see what the elite beta is actually about. From the looks of it, it may just be for the über cod junkies with the stat comparison and analyzing of video feed. I mean $8 a month, that’s just under $60 for the whole year…thats a whole new video game from the way I look at it. At this time details are sketchy and activision/treyarch haven’t released full details of what the actual benefits are as far joining the elite program. I’d probably be down to join if it included every DLC pack they make and I’ll be able to get before anyone else…exclusivity is the spice of life for gamers (hence pre order bonuses) and bragging rights, which I definitely wouldn’t turn down. Its a bold move for sure, we’ll see what they actually bring to the table in the coming weeks.


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