Call of Duty Elite promises to help gamers "play together better" for a price. Many of the features are in fact free out of the box when you buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, however, CoD Elite Premium will set you back $49.99.
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer games have been working with the CoD Elite's team, Beachhead Studios, to make sure Elite enhances every aspect of multiplayer. Annual members who pony up $50, will get every piece of DLC through the year. That's 20 pieces of downloadable content in all. You also get the content first, before the public. DLC will be released monthly for Elite Premium members so you'll never stop playing, ever.
Elite Premium members will also be able to compete daily for virtual and real life prizes. These competitions will be refereed and sectioned off based on skill level. Yes, even if you suck, you could win. Clans level up as well unlocking other awards for Elite players.
In addition to PC access, COD Elite will also be available via apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices so players can stay connected wherever they go, as well as customize and sync custom loadouts that will then be available as soon as they boot up the game. Even if you don’t pay for Elite, you’ll still be able to customize classes on the go too and invite Facebook friends to join you on the virtual battlefield.
Elite offers a wealth of videos too with premium members awarded eight times more video space for replay videos, and access to expert strategy and analysis from pro-gamers and experts. These videos will be updated constantly. Also includes is the debut of Elite TV, which will consist of short films created by Hollywood talent like directors Ridley and Tony Scott, and actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Ridley and Tony Scott will be bringing gamers Friday Night Fights, a chance for people to solve their real life problems in MW3 (think athletes and musicians facing off against one another). Arnett and Bateman are working on NoobTube, the best games of the week culled from actual gameplay plus comedic smack talk a la The Soup. "The ammo is in the banana stand!" Okay, that's why I don't write the comedy.
If you were to buy all of the DLC released in the following year it would set you back at least $60. If you're a CoD fan, the Elite Premium service sounds like it clocks in at $5 a month.
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