Call of Duty - Elite fact sheet and screenshots and behind-the-scenes video!

5th September 2011 - Activision have released a detailed fact, some screenshots and a new behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming Call of Duty service, Call of Duty Elite, which launches in November, co-inciding with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. All the details are below!



Call of Duty Elite is the game-changing new digital service for the Call of Duty community, built expressly for our 30 million active online players around the globe. The Call of Duty Elite platform acts as an integrated social and competitive hub for all Call of Duty players to help them Play Together Better. Call of Duty Elite will be accessible via console, smartphone, tablet and web when it launches in November as an integral component of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, (also backwards compatible with Call of Duty: Black Ops) and is poised to take the multiplayer gaming experience to the next level.



  • CONNECT: A true, franchise-exclusive social gaming platform, Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control and flexibility over their multiplayer experience. Members can join and create Groups based on their hometown, gameplay style or favorite sports team, and then discover players who share that same Group in-game, encouraging Call of Duty MW3 gamers to play and compete with others of similar interests or affinities. Elite users can also create and manage a private Clan, as the platform enables players the ability to track their Clan mates from virtually anywhere, including in-game.  The Connect features also include the Elite Theater service, which allows players to upload and share HD video directly from the game. 
  • COMPETE: Multiplayer competition forms the core of the Call of Duty Elite feature set. The service hosts community-wide events and Operations for players of all skill levels. Casual and hardcore Call of Duty fans alike can battle for bragging rights, trophies and real-world prizes like iPads, LCD TVs, even a custom Call of Duty Jeep!  Multiplayer competition and exclusive event programming will be available and managed by a live service team 24/7, year-round. Elite is built from the ground up to thrill the multiplayer combat seeker.

Free and Premium Call of Duty Elite Membership Features


Free: At launch, Call of Duty Elite will offer the most feature-rich gaming service on the planet. The free tier includes:


Performance tracking, custom leaderboards, support for Clans and the ability to create custom Groups within the service, enabling users to identify and play with like-minded players. All Elite users may also browse the Call of Duty Theater for high-definition programming, or upload their own media to Elite.  Players can also access detailed strategy guides to help shape their game.  In addition, the free component allows for custom class creation via a range of mobile apps for smartphones and tablet, and the opportunity to meet and invite Facebook and Elite friends to battle in-game.

Premium: Call of Duty Elite membership is an unbeatable value, amplifying the Call of Duty experience like no other service to date. Incorporating all the benefits of the free tier, the premium membership also includes:


Modern Warfare 3 DLC, including all the MW3 map packs, with twenty pieces of new content that will be made available to Elite premium members on a monthly basis during the 9-month DLC season (Map Packs still remain available a la carte).  With the premium membership, you will get tons of new content, and get MW3 DLC first and it’s yours to keep.  New features include the ability to level up a Clan with competitions and Clan Operations available exclusively to premium members.  In addition, premium members can also compete for real-world prizing daily (including iPads, LCD TVs, Jeeps, etc.) via an expanded list of Operations, official leagues and events, only available to premium users. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty Elite TV will deliver premium episodic video content and exclusive entertainment crafted by top Hollywood talent (Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott) for premium users, while members can also upload more and have 8x HD video capacity than free users.



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Release Date:

November 8, 2011

Suggested Retail Price:

Free base service, US$49.99 (local Australian price not yet announced) annual membership for premium members