: It's possible that you forgot the Call of Duty Elite
subscription service ever existed. Launched back in 2011
alongside Modern Warfare 3
, the $49.99 a year service aimed to give players additional social features, skill tracking and clan management.
While the service showed a promising start
, interest quickly began to wane, and Activision eventually dropped Elite for Black Ops II in 2012
. Today the company said that it is shutting down Elite
altogether, noting that future Call of Duty
games will have these sorts of features integrated directly into the game.
As seen in last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts
, Activision took what it learnt from the Elite
program and streamlined it, offering to Ghosts
players what it says were the most popular features of Elite
Call of Duty Elite
will be shut down on February 28, 2014, and no longer be accessible via console or mobile. "There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite
back," says the official announcement