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Activision prices Call Of Duty Elite

Mon 05 Sep 2011 7:48am GMT / 3:48am EDT / 12:48am PDT
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Premium subscription for shooter will cost 35 a year

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Gamers who sign up for the Call Of Duty Elite premium subscription package will pay 34.99 or $49.99 a year.

Those who buy the Modern Warfare 3: Hardened Edition, priced at $100 in the US, will get the service for free.

Call of Duty: Elite gives subscribers free access to downloadable content including maps, game modes and Spec Ops missions, tournaments, video content and game play statistics.

In June, two milliongamers signed up for the Elite beta in just two weeks.

The game launches on November 2011.

6 Comments

I think it is a little overpriced but Elite is a great service for hardcore gamers and gaming clans.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Neil Hughes
Managing Editor

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Although it does make you realise how much you end up spending on one game.

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Neil Jarrett
Studying BENG Software Engineering

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I have heard a rumour that Elite will be dropped for PC because of concerns over keeping the integrity of competitions that they will run, with the PC being an open platform i.e. people being able to cheat.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Max Priddy

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It's not actually that bad a deal, in terms of service offered to a cod fan it could possibly be more "worth it" than an XBL gold membership (What do you actually get with that anyway? Other than the ability to play games online against people and week early demos i.e. something that should be comparable to basic human rights in terms of the internet and gaming)

@Neil: I doubt they'd do that considering Steamworks and VAC is actually pretty good most of the time, plus they'd be losing out on money there

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Max Priddy on 6th September 2011 12:49am

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Neil Hughes
Managing Editor

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Just checked the FAQ on the Elite site and it confirms that you get ALL DLC Maps for your MW3 on the format you play on.

"Yes. The annual subscription to Call of Duty Elite is an all-inclusive membership, and that means you get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 downloadable content, including all of the MW3 map packs and more as part of your premium membership. No need to buy additional DLC."

That makes it quite a good deal if you buy them all anyway.

Posted:2 years ago

#5

Dustin Sparks
Interactive Developer / Gaming Blogger

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One thing to note is that they announced that DLC releases will be released Monthly and these monthly packs would consist of other "upgrades" to the game - not just maps. The monthly DLC would not be in packs like they have done previously, although for users not subscribed I believe they are planning to release DLC packs as they did before. Also, they mentioned in the keynote that it ships with 10+ multiplayer maps. So the game should be perfectly playable without purchasing the DLC. Note: I don't believe they have released the price of those DLC packs or what would be included in them for non-elite members.

Posted:2 years ago

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