Finally, Beachhead Studios and Activision have outed the details on Call of Duty Elite 2.0 and it’s integration with the upcoming Treyarch shooter.
Call of Duty Elite service will now be available to all players completely free of charge, meaning that there is no separate premium subscription option. Every player will have access to each of the features Elite has to offer.
DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be handled in a much more traditional way – four map packs in a season that can be purchased individually for $15 each or $49.95 (4000 Microsoft Points) via Season Pass.
“We feel that Call of Duty is at its best when our community is united,” explained Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. “That’s why we’re returning to four map pack drops next year, and also the reason why we’re making services like leveling clans and Elite TV available to a wider Call of Duty community for Black Ops II, not just to premium Elite subscribers only.”
Elite features include:
- Player HQ – Track Call of Duty: Black Ops II performance with rich game statistics, including enhanced match information such as heat maps and recent match data; track challenges and extensively modify your classes like never before using Treyarch’s new Pick 10 Create-a-Class system.
- Clan HQ – Join an existing clan or start your own, invite friends and then take part in clan competitions with cool digital prizing.
- Zombies Support – For the millions of Zombies fans out there, now you can track your Zombies personal statistics and compare it to other players’ around the world.
- Call of Duty Elite TV – Launching with tablet support with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the new Call of Duty Elite TV will deliver a renewed community focus featuring developer tips and strategy programming, custom class overviews and more.
- Social Sharing and Notifications – With Call of Duty Elite’s new notification system, you can stay updated with what is going on in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as communicate directly with your clan.
In addition, the team confirmed that Elite will offer support on tablets for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. More details on the updated service can be read on the official press release and on Polygon’s post.
[Update] Elite will only be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 on launch. Activision is “evaluating options to bring Elite services to the PC and Wii U. Our goal is to bring the Season Pass and DLC to the Wii U also, but it’s a new system and we need a bit more time to work out the details with Nintendo.”
Plus, the official “Season Pass” page on the Call of Duty website has gone live.