Call of Duty Elite to be Shut Down on February 28th, Replaced by Call of Duty: Ghosts App
Call of Duty Elite saw its introduction alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a free/premium service for players to track stats and other information while online in Call of Duty multiplayer: unfortunately, the service will be no more later this week.
Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty Elite service will be shut down on Friday, February 28th and will instead be replaced by an upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts companion app that will allow for similar stat-tracking and data. While Elite was supported by both Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops II, the service went unsupported on Ghosts, with Activision commenting on the shutdown of Elite:
“There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back. We encourage fans to download the Call of Duty app for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which allows players to customize their multiplayer character and weapons loadouts on the go, keep track of their Call of Duty: Ghosts stats, and features Call of Duty Clan Wars, where players can compete for cool, exclusive in-game gear.”
In addition, Activision also mentioned that videos created for the Elite service will still be available on players’ personal YouTube accounts, but that clan support will be deactivated through Elite. Activision also provided a special farewell by offering two hours of Double XP for Call of Duty: Ghosts for players that have logged into the service since January 1st, 2014.