Activision officially shutting down Call of Duty: Elite service this Friday, recent users to get bonus XP in Ghosts

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Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Elite service will be shutting down completely this Friday, February 28th. Call of Duty Elite was introduced back in Black Ops 1, which it was then in beta stage. It officially launched, alongside a premium membership with MW3. Elite set records for premium subscriptions, getting 1 million in a month. Elite lasted for MW3 and Black Ops 2 and provided a site and apps for all your stats, theater clips, and more.

With the launch of Ghosts, Activision has switched over to Call of Duty App features only, which is free and supports more platforms.

Users who logged into to Call of Duty Elite after Jan 1, 2014 will receive two hours of Double XP in Ghosts in the near future.

As an extra thank-you for supporting Elite, users who have logged into the Call of Duty: Elite service since January 1, 2014 will receive two hours of Double XP in Call of Duty: Ghosts. This special bonus Double XP will show up in your Call of Duty: Ghosts profile soon.

If you’re looking for an FAQ, there’s one available here.

SOURCE: OneOfSwords

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    Damn. I remember the beta for this during Black Ops 1 being one of the coolest things. Unfortunate that they just stopped supporting it.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Not forgetting how awesome it was when integrated with MW3, good times :)

      • fires

        Im still salty over the lack of elite in ghosts, especially since i scraped my way to the top of my own clan without founder to 50, blops2 to 30, for it to be shit down the hole. :c they should of atleast ported the elite clans or something.

    • Shardlotte

      I remember beta testing it too. I still have my Founder’s card from my Hardened MW3, too. I’ll be wearing the Founder patch on Friday in memory of Elite.

    • Steve

      I remember it crashing, often losing service for extended periods of time, and not having accurate information… but yea, nostalgia dudes…

      • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

        Thats cause your not talking about the Beta. Your talking about it’s official release.

    • necroXephon

      I do too, man. I was and still am proud to call myself a beta tester and CoD: ELITE founder. I remember telling all my friends about how awesome it was and that if they didn’t have it, to sign up. I ended up having a few friends in the beta with me. lol

  • jj

    Shutting down as in deleting the site? or just not using it for anything anymore?

    • Michael

      I’m pretty sure it’s shutting down the entire elite system if that’s what your asking.

      • jj

        oh, it’s not really a big deal for me i just used it to compare my stats between BO1,MW3,BO2.

        • Michael

          Yeah same here.

          • Demanifest

            I Use Elite All The Time To Check Stats And Get Better. Why Are They Shutting It Down

          • Michael

            I mean the article did say that Activision was switching over to the cod app that launched earlier this year for ghost. So their really transferring. I don’t know why their “shutting it down” because it was something to look at but like I said I hardley ever went on elite so it doesn’t matter to me.

  • Michael

    It’s doesnt matter to me really. I HARDLEY ever went on COD ELITE. The only time I really went on it was to check my black ops 2 zombies stuff to see what was my most used zombie weapon when I played. I could guess that I went on COD ELITE maybe like 3-4 times out of the time it was up.

    • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

      It wasn’t too great on Black Ops 2. The zombie stats were cool but other than that it didn’t have too much.

  • Matthew

    Thanks for the heads up for some 2x XP, only used Elite to look at stats.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Call of Duty Elite and Modern Warfare 3 were the best times. I remember when I was so pumped for Modern Warfare 3, and then to put the cherry on top, Call of Duty Elite got announced. Way better than Ghosts and the Call of Duty App. RIP Call of Duty Elite.

    • https://YouTube.com/user/mrestrogenugn Mr. Estrogen

      MW3 was on paper a fantastic game, but they really dropped the ball when it came to how much Theater messed things up, the obviously overused and arguable OP weapons *Cough* ACR & MP7 *Cough*, and how unbearably closed in maps were. Sure they fixed it with the DLC but they all just felt cluttered and filled with forced choke points, catering to SMG’s and Shotguns.. Face off was the most fun I had since MW2′s launch, but still. Lot’s wrong with the game.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Well that’s your opinion, but I respect that.

      • InFamous ELiT3

        In reality, some weapons are stronger than others, so why not use the same OP weapon to balance the playing field? just saying.

      • fires

        tbh, i think the striker deserves a say in it too. But i loved mw3, even if people tell me its mw2 reskinned, it was a fun experience nevertheless

    • necroXephon

      I agree with you, Call of Duty ELITE is definitely way better than the new Call of Duty app. ELITE has so many more features than it’s successor. I thought I was pissed about not having a theater mode in Ghosts, but this… This is a whole new level of disappointment.

  • CoDforever

    Lol i was just using it today morning ..

  • 2pac

    Watch everyone log onto COD Elite for the XP lol

    • James K

      Heh Heh. Guilty as charge.

    • Edwin Finnerty

      I use it at least once a week to check stats and look at my loadouts. I never play just one CoD.

  • unknown

    Does this mean that if we get to max prestige on BO2 OR MW3 we won’t get our rewards in GHOSTS?!

    • unknown

      This is such an abrupt announcement. Next time tell us a freaking month ahead Activision!!!

    • Shardlotte

      No, you’ll still get it. Your stats are still linked to your CoD Account, which is the same as your Elite account.

  • Dakota Davenport

    Fuck you activision! Your nothing but trash go fuck yourselfs. I just fucking started a fucking clan, you peices of shit! Ghosts is fucking garbage, black ops 2 and MW3 was the only bearable games you fucktards have EVER made! So instead making games like that you make a fucking TERRIBLE game and then fucking take down call of duty elite. Fuck you activision! Im going back to halo!

    • CraptainFalcon

      “Im going back to halo!”
      lol, they CoDified those games

    • Stealthgravy303

      hard what wankers Activision!!!

    • chris

      they don’t care bout u haha they have other people wh love their game but GG for expressing your opinion

    • jordanxbrookes

      Well someone’s a little grumpy. Activision are focusing on the future of Call of Duty not the past. Why do you think Sledgehammer are building the next CoD game primarily for 8th Gen? As much as I loved MW3 and even Black Ops 2 at times, those games are over with, even with people still playing on them. It’s not Activision’s fault your 2 years behind.

      • Call of doody

        Dont you think its a bit weird that you paid $60 (or more with DLC) for a game and a year or two passes and its suddenly “over”. Like really, they were good games but now its just “over”. I wnat my moneys worth. I think his grumpyness is justified.

        • Ed

          you can still play those games.

        • Bad Bad Gamer

          How many hours have you played CoD? How much does it cost to see a movie in the theater, or even on PPV? Even factoring in the cost of the console, if you play a video game for any length of time you are well getting your money’s worth in entertainment $ vs time, it’s probably the best bargain out there.

          If you’re really that bent about it just GameFly everything.

    • PandaMan

      “black ops 2 and MW3 were the only bearable games…” Are you stupid? MW2, BO1, CoD4, are you saying that those aren’t bearable games? Before they were overrun with hackers those were the days! So just because you haven’t played those games don’t say that they weren’t bearable.

  • Jonathan Gray

    Now where will I go to get my high-quality Black Ops 2 emblems that I made? D:

    • necroXephon

      Right? That’s my twitter profile photo came from. (shown at left)

  • nash

    will i still have my elite clantag?

  • nash

    will i still have my elite clantag??

  • GaaraOmega

    Will my clan be able to get gold tags on bo2 after it shuts down? We dont have enough xp yet.

    • PandaMan

      Unless they merge what they had with Elite in to the Call of Duty app then no. Currently the app only works with Ghosts

  • http://godz-clan-dukezap1.webs.com/ dukezap1

    I miss Elite and MW3. R.I.P

    • jordanxbrookes

      I know the feeling brother.

  • reneghost

    Wtf so no more elite??

  • reneghost

    So does this mean no more elite at all???

    • itsupdawg

      Yup. To quote Rorke, “Your name does with you.” Hopefully they bring some integration into the CoD app.

  • sr388jr

    since there shutting it down they should unlock all of the mw3 clan emblems for everybody and give everyone all double xp you unlock for ranking up your clan plus the clan rank 50 prestige token

    • Call of doody

      I sure hope they do. My clan was unable to unlock our titles and i wasnt able to redeem my code to get the cool bonuses due to all the glitches. After having to pay 60 bucks and still not get the founder benefits, it would be seriously awesome if they would just unlock them for anyone that actually had an elite account.

  • Default

    Wow paying that much foe Elite and only two hours of double exp. lol.

  • Requim Helios

    Thats so gay,wtf? what will happen to everyones clans? and how will you join clans? so all that just stops? wow

    • PandaMan

      You’ll join clans through the Call of Duty App for your mobile device.

  • danzy

    If my clan has gold tags will that be removed ???

  • Pascal

    gutted. used this daily to work off my challenges and check stats. the new app is missing a whole lot of what elite had to offer. this is a step back not forward:(

  • Alex

    Watching this game die is sad, “They” just can’t do anything right at the moment.
    Ghosts is shite I absolutely hate the multilayer , BLOPS 2 was bearable (zombies was good) We are just getting tired of it they had a good run made a ton money time for them to go out with at least some dignity

  • Josh

    EL|T3 is better than the COD app, it has more features and all your stats are visible unlike the COD app that only shows limited things.

  • Nightmare

    Since MW3 PC don’t understand the word Elite

  • Cody

    Brb let me go log into elite for a minute……… to check any recent Bo2 challenges clearly not for the Ghosts xp

  • Josh

    What division is the Charlie Intel clan in?

  • NTC187

    “Here, have 2 hours XP” lol…

  • Edwin Finnerty

    If they update the app to work for the older games, then it’s a little better, but they won’t, so screw ‘em.

  • Louis

    Sucks that Activison is shutting Elite down and making us use this “wonderful” app now instead of an easy web base to check your stats, manage classes and clan stuff. Elite will be missed by the CoD Community

  • Tommy Day

    Yeah I was in the beta. I will miss this service. Sure wish there was a site to go along with the app for those of us that cant get the app.

  • wtflolsmh

    I got double xp on my account but only for 30 mins…

    • Bad Bad Gamer

      Is because it is a double XP weekend, and the time you are playing now counts. So basically for anyone who plays this weekend the double XP from Elite doesn’t matter, your two hours will be consumed.

  • carlos spicy wiener

    so can we no longer have golden clan tags?

  • Wiisnipers_

    Ok. On my Black ops 2 my Youtube got unlinked for some reason,And now that elite is Shutdown how would I Link it again using the Call of Duty app?

  • MagicClanPs3

    how to get your ps3 bo2 theater linked with youtube? because elite shut down if i render the video it shows it on the codblackops2 youtube channel
    What can i do?

  • add dionne463

    Bye elite I will never forget the Mw3 moments we had…starting with My first CLAN ;(

  • Alex

    How do I get a gold clan tag now?

  • Lol

    So how now do I upload bo2 videos to youtube

  • crazy boy

    im just pissed they shut it down cause I was level 127 in a clan with my friends

    • dog wood

      :(