The invite-only beta for Call of Duty Elite has gone live, with Activision stating that the beta will be “activated in phases” for the testing of specific features and limited invites will be sent out over the course of the next few weeks.
The service won’t officially debut until later this fall alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which arrives on November 8.
“A public beta with the massive Call of Duty community is the best way to generate the scale we need for end-to-end testing. While Call of Duty Elite will continue to evolve post-launch, we want to deliver the most polished, complete and rigorously tested service possible on day one. We’re looking to get as many participants in the beta as possible, so we ask that fans stay patient as we ramp up in the coming weeks,” said Chacko Sonny, Studio Head, Beachhead Studio.
Call of Duty Elite will allow gamers to connect in a COD-based social network for matchmaking, joining clans, keeping track of progress and more, both in-game and via custom mobile apps for the iPad/iPhone and Android smartphones.
COD Elite will also host exclusive events and competitions for in-game and real world prizes for gamers of all skill levels. Additionally, the service will track player statistics to give gamers insights as to how they can improve their performances.
Premium members of Call of Duty Elite will also get access to all downloadable content for MW3.
To register for the beta, go to www.callofduty.com/elite.