Call of Duty Elite shutting down this week

Elite services are still running for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2--but not for much longer. The service will end this Friday.

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Call of Duty Elite was a lucrative, but ultimately short-lived, experiment by Activision. The company experimented with a subscription model with Modern Warfare 3, but opted to switch back to a more traditional Season Pass model with Black Ops 2. "What we have realized is that several of the Call of Duty Elite services which are currently only available to our premium members for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are things that would further unite, engage and delight our player community. So we are going to make them free for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said at the time. With Ghosts, the company offloaded many of those services to a standalone app.

Elite services are still running for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2--but not for much longer. The service will end this Friday.

In an FAQ (via Joystiq), Activision explains that "there are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back," adding that the Call of Duty app "takes some of the best and most popular features of Call of Duty Elite and introduces new elements."

Elite will no longer be in service at 10AM PT on February 28th. However, even with the termination of Elite, all uploaded content will remain live, and stats will continue to exist in-game.

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    February 26, 2014 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Call of Duty Elite shutting down this week.

    Elite services are still running for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2--but not for much longer. The service will end this Friday.

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      February 26, 2014 10:13 AM

      I'm still not sure what that means for me as a member. Do I lose anything? What changes?

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        February 26, 2014 10:24 AM

        Nothing. I mean, you'll lose the ability to look at old stats, photos and videos saved in your vault. You'll lose the digital badges you got for winning the clan things. Now they have the CoD app, which you use to access your character/clan.

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      February 26, 2014 10:56 AM

      That didn't last long. What's up with Activision vs EA's BattleLog?

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      February 26, 2014 11:18 AM

      "Damn!" - no one ever

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      February 26, 2014 2:10 PM

      Wasn't Elite the reason for the shelving of the "action-adventure genre" Call of Duty game speculated to be in scoping at Sledgehammer in early 2010? Sledgehammer was basically "the CoD:Elite developer" until recently.

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        February 26, 2014 8:45 PM

        Beachhead Studios was the name of the Elite developer. Sledgehammer helped make Modern Warfare 3 and is now making the next Call of Duty game. No one outside of Activision knows if the action adventure game (which was a still first person shooter) is the Call of Duty that Sledgehammer is making next year or if that got cancelled and next years game is a new product.

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