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Is the $50/year subscription worth it over the free version of Elite available to all Call of Duty owners? Read on and decide for yourself.At long last, Activision has laid all its cards on the table. Here's what a paid subscription to Call of Duty Elite gets you: A whole year of Modern Warfare 3 DLC. Activision says the first year will have over 20 pieces of content, from map packs to new modes, that would cost over $60 purchased a la carte.
The rest of Elite is free for everyone: crazy-deep stat tracking, heat maps for kills and deaths on each level, video sharing, and more.I'm wary of any and all "recurring revenue streams" that publishers attach to their games, but Elite seems to be a genuine value for hardcore Call of Duty players. Then again, the majority of that value looks to me to be in the free year of DLC, given Activision's obscene map pack prices. The rest of the paid experience looks like fluff, as much as I enjoy Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. To me, the meat of Elite is in the stat tracking and social aspects, which are available to everyone.The one poison pill here could be the clan leveling system. If free players are gimped in any way -- and I'm not talking missing the odd double XP weekend here and there, like Activision has already talked about offering clans through paid Elite members -- free players could end up as second-class citizens. That would be regrettable, to say the least.What's your take? Gonna buy Elite? Disagree with my generally positive take? Just here to hate on Call of Duty? The comment section awaits you below!
Meh, I respect CoD for trying to do something like this, but i honestly am not very interested. I feel that all the content in the game will be enough to keep me entertained while i play the game and multiplayer. Elite seems a bit excessive, but i think for some people it makes sense to sign up and pay for it. I am pre-ordering mw3 anyways since I will play it (i also get MW for free through steam :P).
I like COD and all, but aren't people just going to hack and boost there rank and scores within the first week the game comes out? Seems like a waste of money when all the other stuff is just going to be re-hosted and put up on sites like youtube.
$50 a year? Wow, this is an even bigger ripoff than the EA Season Ticket thing.
Consist of a few online badges and an ungodly amount of spam mail.
Am I the only one who plays shooters just to have fun?
I'll stick with the free version I think. I've never been into buying map packs (haven't bought a single on to date), and I don't think getting the MW3 DLC justifies me paying $110 a year (the $50 for Elite on top of the $60 for Live).
Hahahaha, "which will definitely not be ripped and rehosted the day they go up." Oh Adam. You bring laughter to the cockles of my heart. This seems like a lot of usless stuff. Of course I haven't had any interest in modern military shooters since MW2. So there's that...
I dont enjoy paying for what steam does for free.