CoD Elite – What’s Free?

Remember when Activision announced they were launching an additional, optional service for their Call Of Duty franchise called Call Of Duty Elite? The aim of Elite is to enable gamers to better connect with each other, track their careers, compete better and improve as players. Activision said Elite will include a range of free and premium features, although not many people heard the word ‘free’ because the Internet simultaneously imploded and exploded with practically everyone and their dog saying that those features should be free. To clear up the confusion and the large amounts of FUD that popped up in forums and comment sections, Activision has launched an FAQ site for CoD Elite detailing many of the free features.

A selection of Elite’s free features will let you:

  • Access Elite through the web as well as Elite’s free custom iOS and Android applications for smartphones and tablets
  • Communicate any way you want across mobile, console and the web with your friends
  • Track and share thousands of stats with friends – k/d ratios, score-per-minute, win % and loads more, all represented in easy to understand charts and infographics
  • Create your own custom leaderboards to track friendly rivalries – who is moving up and down in your group of friends?
  • Analyze advanced heat maps detailing your match-by-match performance – where you killed or got killed, when it happened, and more
  • Analyze your weapons performance – which weapons you are best with in which situations
  • Upload and share videos of your greatest moments through our exclusive theater mode with the touch of a button
  • After you analyze your performance to your heart’s content – Customize your loadout – search through all the weapons, attachments and perks, and push them directly into the game menu from the web or your mobile device with the touch of a button
  • Join dozens of groups and find other players with common interests to play with and compete against – find people who make the game the most fun for you – TDM, Lakers’ fans, Weekend Warriors
  • Create a Clan with players who share your interests and taste for competition
  • Bring your Facebook friends right into the game, easily taking your existing network into the Call of Duty experience.
  • Seamlessly be placed into Groups with those who share your affinities and interests based on your Facebook profile.
  • Start tracking your Call of Duty career — everything you wanted to know about your performance across the franchise starting with Black Ops

Which adds up to a range of features which not only brings Call Of Duty in-line with its competitors, but in many areas surpasses them, leaving us to wonder just what else can there be that is worth paying for?

We’re going to have to wait a while longer to find out as Activision aren’t ready to share Elite’s premium features just yet because many of them are tied into Modern Warfare 3 so can’t be demonstrated until those parts of MW3 are revealed to the public. The full feature-set is being drip-fed throughout the summer, but Activision has said it will include many industry firsts. Whatever they are, we’ll bring them to you just as soon as we find out.



  1. Well that’s great news. These are the kinds of features that are definitely needed in order to keep the franchise on top of its game, especially with the Battlefield franchise really starting to make big in-roads into CoD’s share of the market.
    My favourite feature up there, if its done well would be the iOS and Android apps, if they are of significant quality that could have a big impact on sales

    • Quite like the ability for Elite to analyse your weapons & load-outs on any device (Web, iOS or Droid) and pre-load them into your game for you

  2. If the price is right I am definately gonna consider this only thing for me will be I am a massive Uncharted fan an will need to way up the cost of this service base don the amount of play its gonna get cos while I will definatley buy MW3 I am expecting UC3 to take up most of my free time in November Yey :)

  3. Although it’s nice to see Activision actually do something with the money they get from us, I kept seeing , analyse, analyse and analyse.
    What about actually play? A few Social features sound good, e.g. play with mature players from your own country, but they’re not getting hold of my Facebook details! even if i only rarely go on it!

  4. I have no intention of letting my Facebook friends know how bad I am at Call of Duty.

    Still, that’s a good list. After being outspoken on the idea of COD Elite earlier, I may have to take back my words, depending on the next few announcements.

  5. Getting to mess about with your loadout/custom classes on PC or App and push through to game is cool!

    • Yep, that one of the most interesting things

  6. It sounds awesome to me, if that’s what they’re giving away for free, the premium service must be good I’m sure. Whatever the price is, I can take off 20 quid because I know I would spend that on the DLC packs anyway.

  7. Servers are one of the most important features asked for by console owners or aren’t Activison interested in investing some of the so called millions they make each year back into the franchise?

  8. Thats a lot more free stuff than first anticipated…..I’d sign up for that…

  9. They shouldn’t mention Lag Ops in these ads. Treyarch disappointed me.

  10. Must admit, looking this they are really trying. Im surprised.

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