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.