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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.