In response to some confusion and anger in the Call of Duty community over Activision’s reveal of the new Elite subscription service, the company has decided to release a list of frequently asked questions. While the FAQ doesn’t answer too many questions about what a paid subscription will cost, it does reveal some of the free benefits users get with Elite.
When Call of Duty: Elite launches on November 8 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, all players will have the ability to access Elite through the Web, as well as via free applications for Android and iOS devices like smartphones and tablets. They will also be able to track and share with friends in-game statistics such as kill/death ratio, score-per-minute, win percentage, and more; create custom leaderboards; view "heat maps" indicating dangerous areas in levels where players die the most; the ability to upload and share videos from the game’s Theater mode; use a customized loadout, which includes choosing weapons, attachments, and perks, and transfer it to Modern Warfare 3 via Web or mobile; the ability to join groups and create clans; access to Call of Duty career progress tracking, beginning with Call of Duty: Black Ops; and be placed into groups based on interests, as designated by Facebook profile listings.
Activision says that these features are just the start of free Elite services that you won’t need a subscription for. You can check out the full FAQ here [.DOC file].