Call of Duty: Elite Experiencing Launch Issues

UPDATE: Call of Duty Elite service is “intermittent.” Some players report successful login and general use, while others still have problems. Be sure to check the official Elite status page for updates. Activision is “making good headway,” according to Digital VP Jamie Berger. How’s Elite working for you?

Another marquee game, another rocky launch. Only time will tell whether MW3 will avoid the pitfalls that so plagued Battlefield 3, its fierce competitor, but the game was not even two hours old when the first problems started to crop up.

Specifically, these problems centered around Call of Duty: Elite, Activision’s social networking service for CoD players. Despite its obvious appeal, developers Beachhead Studios were somehow unprepared for tonight’s huge influx of players, and frustrated gamers have been hit with a number of registration and login bugs.

According to the official CoD: Elite Twitter page, Beachhead is hard at work fixing these problems, though they assure us that the “service is capturing all MW3 gameplay data,” and that “data, heatmaps, and activity will be waiting for you upon registration.” Small consolation to the legions of fans who have taken to the game’s official forums to make their displeasure known.

A status page has been added to placate disgruntled players, currently stating:

Registration requests for our new live service Call of Duty Elite are exceeding even our most optimistic expectations, which is creating a bottleneck and some players have not been able to register.

Please be assured your gameplay data is safe and that whenever you successfully register for Call of Duty Elite, all of your data will be waiting for you.

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7 Comments on Call of Duty: Elite Experiencing Launch Issues


On November 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

I regestered to be a beta tester founder for the PC some time ago, late this summer. The funny thing was, I regestered and couldn’t get logged on at all and let it go at that.

I reregestered with all the same info again early in September and after numereous failed atempts managed to get logged in twice over a period of two days yesterday and the day before.

I wrote to activision on their support board yesterday and I’m still waiting for a reply.

I’m increasingly becoming more weary of activisions product and customer support.


On November 8, 2011 at 8:18 am


If you had a brain and looked under the FAQ’s on the Elite site it says the PC VERSION IS NOT AVAILABLE

You are the epitome of a typical COD gamer.


On November 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

FYI, again I’ll state that I managed to log in on a pc. And yes you are correct, I’m on a different platform other than a PC gaming platform. I can’t login cosistantly with a PC and unfortunately I bought the elite premium membership and can’t even log in within the ps3 eigther. It may be a good idea to understand what your reading and writing about, next time (lol).


On November 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

Same different release.
Guinea pigs paying for and testing out yet another Activisions $$ master plan of untested crap.

And who knew that paid social media would be so damn popular. (yes you have to buy the game to get it just, like BF3 Battlelog it not free)

What next…facebook and twitter are soon to follow suit? Lets hope so, attest their social media works. And despite privacy concerns a Modern FarmVile 4 should be a big hit with BF3/COD fans.


On November 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm


The fact that the PC version is not yet available should clue us into the notion that Activision is spinning this to look good for them. They don’t even have a version for the PC AND they also don’t have it working properly for XBOX or PS3 which they have been touting as the second coming of Jesus. The statement that they just have too much demand is good gamesmanship, but utter BS. They messed up and it is not working. They have a broken product.


On November 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

Year after year, I’m becoming more weary of activision. Ive seen nothing but failure upon releases of new titles and product support afterwords. I’m too optimistic in thinking their going to change their ways. I’ve been saying this to my self for years and have been pretty patient.

BTW, I did get a generic response from activision “Due to the influx of new users of this service…” So basically, ther blaming an unexpected volume of new users, what?. I would expect more but as some have stated and many suspect, it’s about the bottom line. They already made more than their overhead and many apologies after.


On March 21, 2012 at 5:50 am

hey i got the xbox elite membership for cod but i been tryin to activate th card it gives on the website…. but everytime i go to log in it says unexpected error!! an1 kno y it sayin this?.. (so much for free mappacks for the year!)