Call of Duty 'Elite' perks detailed

Activision released a more detailed list of features in the Call of Duty Elite service Friday, offering a better look at what we can expect when it comes out with Modern Warfare 3 this fall.

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Though Activision has repeatedly stated that it won't be charging for multiplayer with its new Call of Duty Elite service, the company hasn't really shared many details on what will be included. With some users still expressing confusion over the service's features, it was an apt time to update the FAQ with a more specific run-down.

Teasing that "even haters can play for free," Activision's list of Elite services is a hefty one. Check out the list below, and expect it to be a strong push during the company's press conference later today. The service is set to launch this fall with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

  • Access Elite through the web as well as Elite’s free custom iOS and Android applications for smartphones and tablets

  • Communicate any way you want across mobile, console and the web with your friends

  • Track and share thousands of stats with friends - k/d ratios, score-per-minute, win % and loads more, all represented in easy to understand charts and infographics

  • Create your own custom leaderboards to track friendly rivalries - who is moving up and down in your group of friends?

  • Analyze advanced heat maps detailing your match-by-match performance - where you killed or got killed, when it happened, and more

  • Analyze your weapons performance - which weapons you are best with in which situations

  • Upload and share videos of your greatest moments through our exclusive theater mode with the touch of a button

  • After you analyze your performance to your heart’s content - Customize your loadout - search through all the weapons, attachments and perks, and push them directly into the game menu from the web or your mobile device with the touch of a button

  • Join dozens of groups and find other players with common interests to play with and compete against - find people who make the game the most fun for you - TDM, Lakers' fans, Weekend Warriors

  • Create a Clan with players who share your interests and taste for competition

  • Bring your Facebook friends right into the game, easily taking your existing network into the Call of Duty experience.

  • Seamlessly be placed into Groups with those who share your affinities and interests based on your Facebook profile.

  • Start tracking your Call of Duty career - everything you wanted to know about your performance across the franchise starting with Black Ops

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    June 6, 2011 9:10 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Call of Duty 'Elite' perks detailed.

    Activision released a more detailed list of features in the Call of Duty Elite service Friday, offering a better look at what we can expect when it comes out with Modern Warfare 3 this fall.

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      June 6, 2011 9:13 AM

      lol dumb

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      June 6, 2011 9:13 AM

      Snore

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      June 6, 2011 9:14 AM

      call of duty more like call of crappy am i right fellas? or am i right.

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      June 6, 2011 9:16 AM

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      June 6, 2011 9:16 AM

      all of this is free

      http://www.callofduty.com/elite-beta/elite_features.pdf

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        June 6, 2011 9:18 AM

        So what "perks" are paid?

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          June 6, 2011 9:19 AM

          they havent said yet. I think the only thing that they mentioned was DLC is included for subscribers, but they havent even flushed out any details on that yet.

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        June 6, 2011 9:30 AM

        So, mostly stuff that Bungie did in 2007?

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          June 6, 2011 9:45 AM

          Yea basically.

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          June 6, 2011 10:33 AM

          yes its just like bungie.net, but its new to the CoD universe and a welcome addition.

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            June 6, 2011 10:37 AM

            A bunch of that stuff is already in BLOPS though.

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      June 6, 2011 9:20 AM

      Is this iteration going to have the undocumented "skill balancing", time shifting, good player hobbling, bad player boosting code that modern warfare 2 uses to artificially induce tension, drama and perception of being balanced despite the lack of dedicated servers?

      Or will we see a return to Q3 style code where what you see is what you get, no hidden balancing code to make the game less punishing on newbies?

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        June 6, 2011 9:21 AM

        hahahahahahahaha

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        June 6, 2011 9:23 AM

        Are you high

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          June 6, 2011 9:25 AM

          Nope. Get good enough and you will run into it too.

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        June 6, 2011 9:26 AM

        best read like a crazy old west prospector

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          June 6, 2011 9:28 AM

          Yeah a get a lot of skepticism about it. Shrug. I'm just wondering if the next iteration has it as well.

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        June 6, 2011 9:32 AM

        Maybe you should just accept the reality that you aren't as good as you think you are.

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          June 6, 2011 9:33 AM

          You have less evidence of your claim than I do of my claim. Moving on.

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            June 6, 2011 9:35 AM

            No, he gave the same amount of evidence - which is absolutely none.

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              June 6, 2011 9:39 AM

              I have actually played the game and noticed the discrepancies. On the other hand, he is claiming to A: "know how good i think i am" and B: "know how good I am at the game".

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        June 6, 2011 9:39 AM

        I don't know what you are talking about. I know cod4 would try to spawn you in the vicinity of a player that was killing you repeatedly so it would be easier for you to get a revenge kill but that wasn't guaranteed. You re full of $&*^ if you think the game messes with your timings once your kdr reaches a certain point.

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          June 6, 2011 9:43 AM

          I think the game code artificially keeps the game close in score in boost the perception of being balanced.

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            June 6, 2011 9:44 AM

            What the fuck are you smoking. You think wrong.

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              June 6, 2011 9:46 AM

              Do you have access to the source code?

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                June 6, 2011 9:49 AM

                do you?

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                  June 6, 2011 9:56 AM

                  No just observation of in game shenanigans. I'm not alone by any means. http://www.youtube.com/user/ELPRESADOR . He's documented it on video. I play on the PC and dont have the means to record myself play. Fraps lags, wegame lags, I'm not sure what other options for recording smooth gmaeplay without lag are available. He records himself on console.

                  I would love to hear from the game devs if any are still around, that I am wrong, but I'm pretty sure that that will never happen.

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                    June 6, 2011 10:01 AM

                    lol @ linking el presador as proof of your delusion.

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                    June 6, 2011 10:01 AM

                    you wouldn't believe them if you they did, you're clearly too committed to believing this is the case

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                      June 6, 2011 10:05 AM

                      I believe it's the case yes. Committed to it beyond proof otherwise? That would be silly. THe only problem is that no proof ever surfaces. Just the typical "he thinks something different, stop him!" comments.

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                        June 6, 2011 10:07 AM

                        The burden of proof rests on you, not us.

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                          June 6, 2011 10:12 AM

                          That would be the case if I believed you were openminded enough to listen to reasonable debate. I just defended my observations after the initial post.

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                            June 6, 2011 10:14 AM

                            what reasonable debate, the only thing you've said is "I saw it"

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                              June 6, 2011 10:18 AM

                              Exactly. What reasonable debate. I posted observation, there was a window for debate, it was filled by a long string of replies basically following the recipe of "nuh-uh you're crazy". I can only do one side of the debate. Not my fault the opposing side is filled with hyperbole and insult. :)

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                                June 6, 2011 10:22 AM

                                time shifting, good player hobbling, bad player boosting code

                                You've totally posted some insightful observations and didn't just throw out random bullshit at all.

                                Those are exactly the same bullshit excuses that bad players give when they lose - the other team is 'cheating' and 'it's not fair'.

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                                  June 6, 2011 10:23 AM

                                  I mean, there are thousands upon thousands of youtube videos out there of complete MW2 matches. Please show me ONE where the scores don't match to the kills in TDM, or the points don't match with the amount of time a place is held.

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                                    June 6, 2011 10:28 AM

                                    "Please show me ONE where the scores don't match to the kills in TDM, or the points don't match with the amount of time a place is held." That is a really nice straw man since I haven't claimed either of those things happen. It's apparent that you aren't even paying attn to my posts so i shall return the favor.

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                                  June 6, 2011 10:26 AM

                                  I've never seen a bad player use those excuses, ever, and you assume I'm whining about losing. You just keep making bad assumption after bad assumption.

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                                    June 6, 2011 10:28 AM

                                    If you've never seen those excuses, ever, then you've never played MW2.

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                                    June 6, 2011 10:28 AM

                                    oh, you're right. they're excuses that "good" players use when they lose

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                                      June 6, 2011 10:30 AM

                                      They arent excuses any player uses for winning or losing.

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                                        June 6, 2011 10:33 AM

                                        just you, then?

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                                          June 6, 2011 10:35 AM

                                          Are all the mods trolls now?

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                                            June 6, 2011 10:38 AM

                                            Yes.

                                            Welcome to NüShack.

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                                              June 6, 2011 10:43 AM

                                              Haha that explains the decline in posts and staleness of content. Fair enough, I'm not forced to post here or visit :)

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                                June 6, 2011 10:27 AM

                                I'm gonna go with the "you're not as good as you think you are" argument

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                                  June 6, 2011 10:29 AM

                                  How good do I think I am, and how good am I? :)

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                                    June 6, 2011 10:31 AM

                                    I'm sure you're a good enough player than you win often enough to make up bullshit excuses about how you lost by blaming the developers for creating artificial boosters

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                                      June 6, 2011 10:35 AM

                                      I can see your post is based on a mountain of evidence and not just subjective.

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                                        June 6, 2011 10:39 AM

                                        kind of like your original argument?

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                        June 6, 2011 10:10 AM

                        you are absolutely nuts.

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                          June 6, 2011 10:14 AM

                          Right because it's beyond the realm of possibility.

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                            June 6, 2011 10:15 AM

                            it is for those of us without tin foil hats on

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                            June 6, 2011 11:09 AM

                            i'm going to use this argument every time someone disagrees with my assertions.

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        June 6, 2011 10:48 AM

        You are wrong.

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      June 6, 2011 9:20 AM

      Ummm they just ripped all of this from Bungie.net? I hate Halo too.. sad ;(

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      June 6, 2011 9:26 AM

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      June 6, 2011 9:28 AM

      They aren't going far enough with this extra paid stuff. When you buy the game, they need to just give the player a knife. And he has to spend real money per new weapon to acquire. Cut-scenes definitely need to be DLC, as it takes time and effort to script all that amazing acting. Checkpoints? Yeah that is a great time to introduce a pay-to-continue mechanism, the player will be captivated by the riveting action and hooked by the oscar-like cut scenes. Next year, after the Elite service has taken over the web, they can just charge per multiplayer game you play in. That is a sure way to both generate revenue and show your appreciation to the fans.

      On the PC side, they can charge a little extra to run the game at ultra high resolutions because if the player can afford a 2560x1600 monitor or surround monitor setup, they can afford to pay an extra few bucks to unlock the resolution in-game to run it like that.

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        June 6, 2011 9:29 AM

        In other words, the faster they run this franchise into the ground the better.

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        June 6, 2011 10:06 AM

        cool story, this is all free.

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      June 6, 2011 9:34 AM

      lol

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      June 6, 2011 11:08 AM

      Modern warfare 3 looks awesome where do I sign up for this

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      June 6, 2011 11:44 AM

      BF3!!!!

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