If you were a first generation Call of Duty ELITE member or founder and you forked out $50 for the PREMIUM experience then you probably felt like you got ripped off. The premium membership offerings were less than spectacular and the ELITE service itself was plagued by downtime, bugs and other issues. The ELITE service was considered by most to be a complete failure and therefore probably would not have generated much revenue even if it was deployed. Therefore Call of Duty ELITE is now a FREE service and if it continues to have late rollouts, excessive downtime and full of bugs and broken features then at least you won’t have the added sting of shelling out any money for it. This time you truly get what you pay for… nothing for nothing.
Here are some quick facts about the new FREE ELITE service:
- No DLC comes with the ELITE. You will but the 4 planned DLC packs at $15 each or say $10 by purchasing a “Season Pass” for $50 and get the DLC when they are released.
- There will be no FOUNDERS and no extra benefits in Black Ops 2 for being a FOUNDER or PREMIUM member even if your subscription does not expire before Black Ops 2 is released.
- If you don’t have ELITE PREMIUM now then you won’t be able to get it any more. ELITE members for Black Ops 2 will not be able to receive any DLC or other benefits from the ELITE MW3 service.
- Black Ops 2 ELITE will have support for ZOMBIES be keeping statistical data.
For the complete FAQ on Black Ops 2 ELITE.