Activision Extends Call of Duty: Elite Subscriptions By 30 Days After Launch Issues
The launch of Call of Duty: Elite hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as Activision might have wanted. The PC version of the service is still acting a little funny, and users have had trouble accessing the service at all during the first week it has been available to all CoD players.
But rather than say “tough luck” like certain other publishers of a certain other military shooter franchise, Activision is offering its Elite users an additional 30 days of subscription time to premium users to make up for the launch mishaps, according to the official Elite status page. Anybody who purchased the Hardened edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 automatically gets a year subscription to Elite; otherwise, a year of service costs $49.99.
The premium tier of Elite allows players access to things like clan support, contests and prizes and Call of Duty video programming. And even though Elite is kind of screwy right now, Activision maintains that stats for all Modern Warfare 3 players are being saved, even though you can’t see them.