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Gamescom: Call of Duty Elite Revealed



The Call of Duty Elite service has been launched into beta and gamers will be able to test it out right now with Call of Duty: Black Ops. With over 100,000 players in the beta, it seems only likely that when Modern Warfare 3 goes live, the Elite service will skyrocket.

Activision has revealed a bit more about the service at Gamescom 2011. The four main aspects of the Elite service are Career, Connect, Compete and Improve. Each of these features inside the service has been designed with gamers in mind, says Activision.

Career

The Career feature will provide live stats for gamers and they will be able to check up and see recent matches up to the last 30 days of playing. The information will be available to gamers to see custom load-outs, different performances as well as the ability to use those load-outs if needed. Soon gamers will be able to share their own individual load-outs with other gamers through their phones and Twitter, with an Android market tool coming as well.

The Career feature in the Call of Duty Elite service The Career feature in the Call of Duty Elite service

Connect

With the Connect feature, gamers will be able to join up with different chat groups. According to Activision’s market research, gamers don’t generally chat to each other in lobbies. This is the reasoning behind Connect where players will be able to join up with different groups in order to find common ground and have a topic of conversation.

Players will also get new bonuses as the group levels up. Clans will also be introduced at the Call of Duty XP competition in two weeks time, where more will be announced on the feature.

The Connect feature in the Call of Duty Elite service The Connect feature in the Call of Duty Elite service

Compete

The team behind Modern Warfare 3 says that if you haven’t won something, then you should at least know someone who has. This will allow live Operations and Events throughout the Elite service where gamers can sign up for team-based challenges and compete with and against each other in order to win real prizes such as bags and iPads.

The Compete feature in the Call of Duty Elite service The Compete feature in the Call of Duty Elite service

Improve

Perhaps one of the better features of Elite is the Improve function which will allow every gamer, pro or amateur, to independently improve their own game. This will include open maps for gamers to see areas of the maps and little places to sit as well as gaps for players to move through in order to flank enemies. It allows gamers to look at spawns, perks and load-outs as well as watch a number of video guides for even further improvement.

The Improve feature in the Call of Duty Elite service The Improve feature in the Call of Duty Elite service

The Elite service is currently still in beta and is being tested with Call of Duty: Black Ops. It will be going live in November with the launch of Modern Warfare 3 and will support the Spec Ops Mode as well.

With new dedicated servers announced for PC as well as the fact that the service is hosted with Cloud computing at Amazon, Call of Duty Elite seems to be a great step in the right direction to make Modern Warfare 3 just as popular as previous Call of Duty titles.

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