Call of Duty Elite shutdown on Friday

"There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back"

After two years of service Activision is shutting down its Call Of Duty Elite scheme. Operation will cease on February 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 a.m. (PST).

"There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back," said Activision.

"We encourage fans to download the Call of Duty app for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which allows players to customize their multiplayer character and weapons loadouts on the go, keep track of their Call of Duty: Ghosts stats, and features Call of Duty Clan Wars, where players can compete for cool, exclusive in-game gear."

The service started life in November 2011 and was available in free and subscription versions, offering statistics and social networking and competitions and downloadable content like map packs. With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II made all Call of Duty Elite services free, with map packs sold separately.

Related stories

NFL and NBA veterans among key hires at Activision Blizzard's new esports division

"We're committed to maintaining the highest degree of excellence and professionalism in our operation," says esports division CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty goes early to avoid Red Dead clash

Activision releasing Black Ops 4 a full month earlier than usual as Rockstar's next is set to dominate Q4 - but will others follow?

By James Batchelor

Latest comments (3)

Paul Jace Merchandiser 4 years ago
I wonder how many people were using Elite regularly. I suppose once they dropped the subscription model they probably didn't feel like all that extra content was worth the hassle for free. I seldom ever used Elite though, despite playing BO2 pretty regularly. Atleast Halo Waypoint is still around.
1Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
James Prendergast Research Chemist 4 years ago
That's an interesting direction. I wonder what the subscription numbers were like and how that compares to the information that can be gleaned from an app and the "worth" of that data. Looking at the Play store they don't require an inordinate amount of info from your device so it doesn't seem particularly onerous.

It's a shame players lose access to their stats on other CoD games but not the worst loss compared to losing MP servers or something.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Is there a reason why - has not reported the Washington plan for tax on violent games?
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.