Call of Duty Elite Clan Ops Are Live!

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Call of Duty Elite Clan Ops Are Live!

Not only do Elite Premium users get access to Content Drop #3 (Overwatch) today, but Activision also decided to go live with one of the most sought after features on Call of Duty, Clans! That’s right for Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox 360 and PS3 Clan Operations are now live. This is something that I’ve been looking forward to personally and it’s something that I wish Xbox Live would institute system wide but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards so we’ll have to settle for game specific clans.

Hopefully the Clan functionality is going to add a lot to the game and a new element to multi-player especially with challenges.

Here’s the official page from Activision

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PSA: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Content Drop #3 Now Available!

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PSA: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Content Drop #3 Now Available!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Content Drop 3 Overwatch

Just a quick friendly reminder that Content Drop #3 for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is now available for Elite Premium members. More specifically it’s available for Elite Premium members on Xbox 360. The newest Content Drop includes Overwatch as a new multiplayer map. This makes 3 total new maps for Call of Duty MW3 the first two have certainly added to the re-playability of the game, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Overwatch.

In-case you need it, here’s a quick guide to downloading the new maps.

 

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Modern Warfare 3 DLC Slated for January 24th

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Modern Warfare 3 DLC Slated for January 24th

The first DLC pack for the hugely successful Modern Warfare 3 is slated to launch on January 24th. Robert Bowling (aka FourZeroTwo) announced it on the Call of Duty Elite program, “Roll Call” which is only available to Elite Subscribers. At this point there are no solid details regarding the DLC other than it will cover a wide spectrum of games times and “a variety of things that players have never seen before.”

With the 3 development teams working on DLC for Modern Warfare 3 we’re hoping for some serious DLC love, and Subscribers to the COD Elite service are hoping to get their moneys worth. It would have been really nice to see something hit before the Holidays so people could take advantage of their time off, but with all the problems Elite faced at launch we can understand a delayed launch of DLC.

What does remain to be seen is how much DLC  Elite subscribers are going to receive. The initial information for Elite Subscriptions promised Monthly Content updates for 12 months, so far the game has been available for over a month without any DLC available which is certainly getting on some subscribers nerves.

Source:

Joystiq

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COD MW3 to get 20 DLC Packs? (Rumor)

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COD MW3 to get 20 DLC Packs? (Rumor)

We’ve all seen the massive sales numbers for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, we’ve all seen how it’s dominating Xbox Live usage, we all know that there will be DLC to support the game in the coming months, what we don’t know is how much and when. We may not have to wait to long to find out the answer to those questions, apparent leaked screen shots from the weekend have let to talk that there will be no less than 20 separate map packs for MW3. Call of Duty Elite premium members will receive the DLC ahead of general release and should receive them at no extra charge (since the DLC cost is built-in to the Elite Premium Membership).

This is only a rumor at this point because neither Activision nor Infinity Ward have come out and said exactly how many DLC packs will be released for MW3. Also it’s hard to say at this point if the “map packs” being referred to are individual maps, or packs with multiple maps. If they’re considered multiple maps, with the average cost of DLC being $15, for a user to purchase them all could potentially cost $300.00. I can’t imagine this being the case, so it’s more likely that the 20 map packs being referred to are 20 total maps, with packs averaging 5 maps per pack, that’s 4 DLC packs for a potential cost of $60 which is on par with what has happened with the previous Call of Duty games.

Either way we know there are more maps coming, and it would make sense for Activision and Infinity Ward to make the Call of Duty Elite Premium a deal so having more maps / map packs than the $60 would be a good idea.

 

 

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Activision Acknowledges Elite Server Problems, Posts An Update

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Activision Acknowledges Elite Server Problems, Posts An Update

Due to the unexpected influx of people trying to register for the newly released Call of Duty Elite service, Activision has encountered serious server problems attempting to keep up. First day woes as they are often called plague big launches like Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, especially when it’s the first time they are introducing a new option or integration system. It’s unfortunate because people get hung up on this problem more so than enjoying the game, but so it goes when something new is just out of reach.

The Call of Duty Elite service that was introduced with the launch of Modern Warfare 3 has been hotly debated because it is a paid add-on service. The service is subscription based for twelve (12) months, for the cost of $49.99. It offers subscribers additional stats and insight into they’re playing, it also offers incentives like double XP offerings and Clan XP. Along with purchasing the Elite package users get access to in-game weapon skins and emblems, but most importantly users get “all future Modern Warfare 3 downloadable content” which includes map packs at no additional charge.

If users register their Elite status prior to the end of the month (initially the cut off was Nov 13th) they’ll be granted “Founder” status which entitles them to:

  • Unique weapon camouflage
  • Unique Call of Duty ELITE profile skin
  • Special player card and emblem
  • Access to #Founder group
  • Clan XP Boost
  • Exclusive prizes and competitions

Activision has extended the Founder status sign ups until the end of the month and is extending everyones paid subscription for 30 days thanks to the service problems.

Luckily Activision has some history with online communities and server structures so they’re working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible so users can login and begin to enjoy the benefits of becoming a member of the Call of Duty Elite.

The full release from Activision is below:

ELITE SERVICE NOTICE
Latest update: November 10th, 7:30AM PST

Since Tuesday’s launch, Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer has been working great. In fact, the amount of players online is even higher than what it was this time last year for Black Ops. Have fun — we hope you continue to enjoy MW3 to the fullest.

However, on Call of Duty Elite, we are having trouble scaling the service to meet demand. Many of you are trying to get in and unfortunately, you can’t right now. You’re frustrated, we know it, and we know we need to fix it. Our teams have been working non-stop to identify issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Again, these issues have no impact on the performance of the game.

We want to share with you what we know at this time and what we are doing:

At launch, our registration and login systems were crushed by gamers trying to enter the Elite site at the same time. We have now fixed the registration and login systems, but we have found that the greater than expected demand is crashing servers. We’re immediately deploying multiple additional servers to beef up the system. We are also going to temporarily limit access to Elite services on both the console applications and website while we build additional capacity and scale. We’ll look to increase access to greater numbers of users as soon as possible.

As more users log into the Elite system, you may find that the wait to get into Elite is longer than you expect. We know how frustrating that is and we appreciate your patience. Many of you are now able to see your player card and stats, but if you don’t see all your recent matches or career summary, don’t worry — your gameplay data for your entire careers in both Black Ops and MW3 is safely stored, and it will all be available to you once these issues are resolved.

And for our premium members who are Founders, know that granting your status and delivering your in-game benefits in MW3 is a priority. Also, to ensure that every premium member receives their full money’s worth, we are immediately and automatically extending your membership to Call of Duty Elite by 30 days at no additional cost. If you’re still considering becoming a premium member, we’re going to extend Founder eligibility until the end of the month, and you will also receive the additional 30 days of access.

The Call of Duty Elite team will keep you updated at callofduty.com/elitestatus. Continue to check back here for overall Elite status or for a complete list of FAQs, check out our customer service site. We will also give you updates regularly through the official Twitter account, @CallOfDutyElite. Our top priority and sole focus is delivering the best possible service experience to our gamers and we’re sorry we’re off to a rocky start with Elite. We will not rest until Elite delivers the full set of features we promised you. We are committed to Call of Duty Elite for the long haul and are working around the clock to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Source:

VentureBeat

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Launch Day

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Launch Day

So today is the day, MW3 Day, and well we’re assuming that a lot of people have food poisoning or the 24 hour flu.

In light of this wonderful day, we wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to watch basically the best commercial to be made in years. Following up on the MW2 launch commercial, Activision Blizzard has taken it up a notch with this Jonah Hill, Sam Worthington commercial.

Check it out and relive your n00b days.

 

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BestBuy Giving Away HTC Smartphone with the purchase of Modern Warfare 3

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BestBuy Giving Away HTC Smartphone with the purchase of Modern Warfare 3

 

Well this is an interesting approach to increasing sales. BestBuy is giving away a new HTC phone with the purchase of Modern Warfare 3. Purchasers can chose from the Evo 4G for Sprint, the Incredible 2 for Verizon Wireless, or the Inspire 4G for AT&T. The only catch is that you have to sign up for a new 2 year contract, and with that you would think that you’d be able to pick your HTC smartphone but apparently BestBuy doesn’t think so.

This is an interesting strategy by BestBuy considering that the projected sales for MW3 are through the roof so you don’t need to incentivize purchasing it. BestBuy is hoping to leverage the high volume of sales of the game to getting people to be aware of the large mobile offering and getting users to sign up for contracts.

BestBuy has been in the smartphone business for almost 5 years and most shoppers are still unaware that you can purchase a phone for any network through them. Most consumers (roughly 70%) still go to carrier stores to purchase their cellphones. Maybe with the rampant sales of MW3 and this promotion BestBuy can make some inroads into new markets with cellphone sales. I personally think that most people who are purchasing MW3 from BestBuy are already well aware that BestBuy sells cellphones… Unless of course it’s a 12 year olds parent buying them a game that’s rated “M” for Mature for their child just to keep them quiet, in which case their awareness of BestBuy’s offerings are the least of concerns.

Source:

Cnet

 

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