Call of Duty Elite Invite Only Beta Begins This July

Since its announcement, over one million Call of Duty fans have registered for Activision’s new Call of Duty Elite service. Coming in two distinctly separate offerings – one free and one paid, the service offers veterans of the series stat tracking and community features.

Though Elite will not be fully functioning until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits store shelves, the publisher announced that it will begin an invitation-only beta on July 14. Confused? Further information reveals that the beta test will be first performed using last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.

There are still some unknowns about the service, such as what paying will get you over registering for free. Though the beta announcement offers invitees a chance to “taste the experience.” Whatever that means is up to interpretation at this point.

We’ll keep you updated and, when we find out more, you’ll be the first to know.

UPDATE: Shortly after we posted this a list was released detailing what to expect from the free version. Check it out below.

  • Access Elite through the web as well as Elite’s free custom iOS and Android applications for smartphones and tablets
  • Communicate any way you want across mobile, console and the web with your friends
  • Track and share thousands of stats with friends – k/d ratios, score-per-minute, win % and loads more, all represented in easy to understand charts and infographics
  • Create your own custom leaderboards to track friendly rivalries – who is moving up and down in your group of friends?
  • Analyse advanced heat maps detailing your match-by-match performance – where you killed or got killed, when it happened, and more
  • Analyse your weapons performance – which weapons you are best with in which situations
  • Upload and share videos of your greatest moments through our exclusive theater mode with the touch of a button
  • Customise your loadout – search through all the weapons, attachments and perks, and push them directly into the game menu from the web or your mobile device with the touch of a button
  • Join dozens of groups and find other players with common interests to play with and compete against
  • Create a Clan with players who share your interests and taste for competition
  • Bring your Facebook friends right into the game, easily taking your existing network into the Call of Duty experience.
  • Seamlessly be placed into Groups with those who share your affinities and interests based on your Facebook profile.
  • Start tracking your Call of Duty career – everything you wanted to know about your performance across the franchise starting with Black Ops

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