Call of Duty Elite, the online service dedicated to all things Call of Duty, is available on a new platform today. Select PS3 gamers can now access the beta test for the online hub.
Elite's best utilizes Call of Duty: Black Ops. Stat tracking, custom player groups, competitive events and video sharing are among the features being tested. The full version of Elite will be a bit more extensive, though:
Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience, transforming it into a true social network. Players can compete against friends, players of similar skill levels and players with similar interests, join groups, join clans, and play in organized tournaments. They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their entire network, both in the game itself, as well as through mobile and web interfaces. Elite will be an "always on" way for players to connect with the Call of Duty community.
Compete: Call of Duty Elite establishes the most exciting, competitive environment in a multiplayer game. Players will have available a constant stream of events and competitions, tiered to group them with those with similar abilities. Both in-game and real-world prizes will be rewarded to all skill levels.
Improve: Call of Duty Elite is like having a personal online coach. It provides players with a dynamic strategy guide that tracks their statistics and performances down to the most minute details. It can show gamers how they stack up against their friends or others in the community. Tools and information are provided so players can learn and up their game.
Elite will officially launch on November 8th along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. There will be premium and free memberships available for the service. Paid members will get all twenty pieces downloadable content for MW3 for no additional charge over the course of nine months. If you don't have a subscription, you can still buy the DLC individually.
Beta invites will be sent out in stages so if you don't get one today, don't worry. You can still sign up by heading to the official COD Elite website.