Activision Pulls the Plug on Call of Duty Elite Feb. 28

February 26, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Call of Duty Elite, Activision's stat tracking system for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, will officially shut down on Friday, February 28. The system is shutting down mainly because Call of Duty: Ghosts uses the new stat tracking system called "Clan Wars." The current Call of Duty app will serve as a replacement for Elite when it goes offline, according to Activision.

"There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back," Activision said in its FAQ. "We encourage fans to download the Call of Duty app for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which allows players to customize their multiplayer character and weapons loadouts on the go, keep track of their Call of Duty: Ghosts stats, and features Call of Duty Clan Wars, where players can compete for cool, exclusive in-game gear."

Elite launched in 2011 alongside Modern Warfare 3 in both free and premium user formats. The subscription-based version offered monthly downloadable content, access to competitions, pro strategy and video content. On March 31, 2012 Activision said that the service had 10 million registered users.

Prior to the launch of Black Ops 2 in November 2012, Activision announced that Elite would go entirely free, with map packs for the games it supported sold separately.

Source: Eurogamer


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Re: Activision Pulls the Plug on Call of Duty Elite Feb. 28

I respect Activision as being one of the best if not the best video game company on the planet. They aren't afraid to pull out of back projects or admit failure. Elite was obviously a big failure for them, but at least they gave it a solid go. I think instead of using COD Elite, Activision is more interested in pursuing the free to play model and find revenue streams through that method instead.

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Re: Activision Pulls the Plug on Call of Duty Elite Feb. 28

Was the Call of Duty Elite service available to Wii U owners of Black Ops 2?

Nope.

 

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