Call of Duty: Elite, Beachhead Studios’ subscription-based service for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, will see a ton of new content this year. At GDC Activision announced that, due to good stats emerging from the service’s first months, they have upped the ante on scheduled content for 2012.
As of last week over 670,000 clans have been created in Elite, with 26,000 of them participating in the first Clan Operation and over 200,000 individual players registered to give it a crack. Due to this popularity the company will be releasing twenty-four content drops (or DLC) this year, scaled up from the original twenty announced earlier on, with new multiplayer maps and special ops missions.
Activision and Beachhead Studios have been driven by enthusiastic community support, promising new innovation and integration for Elite as the production team seeks to add more functionality to the service. The platform was initially created to support and foster COD culture and provide a single space for players to compare stats and check leaderboards.
Features scheduled for the year ahead include new Clan tags, competitions, and levelling as a group. Competitions give players the chance to win prize, both in-game and in the real world — for example, the 100,000 Days competition, which is already underway, offers the chance to win a Jeep. A Jeep. A new program appropriately named ELITE TV will be made available for the console incarnations of the application.
Elite‘s mobile applications have gone live, with update 1.2 featuring tablet support already on the way. But while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are soundly underway, the company can give no further information on a release date for its PC version, which it promises is “still in the works.”
Currently, Modern Warfare 3 has scheduled Content Drop 3, “Overwatch” for March 29. To tide players over, check out the screenshots below for a glimpse of what’s to come.