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.