Activision is hoping that Call of Duty: Elite will be just as popular for the recently released Black Ops II, as it was for Modern Warfare 3. They’ve opened up alot of the features of Elite to all Call of Duty players this year, and added some strategic elements that’ll help new players navigate the new Pick 10 Create-a-class system.
The Create-a-Class guide on Call of Duty: Elite helps narrow down what type of player you are, and what type of loadout you’re likely to have the most success with. Right now on Call of Duty: Elite TV, Treyarch has uploaded two new videos for the Call of Duty Academy series that can make sense of the new system.
Game critics have been largely positive on Call of Duty: Black Ops II which launched earlier this week on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game currently holds an 84 on Metacritic, but PlayStation players have seen another round of problems in the form of freezing and matchmaking issues with the game.
For more of the features that Call of Duty: Elite will have this year, see the attached press release below:
With Call of Duty®: Black Ops II in players’ hands, here are five important features fans need to know about Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.
In addition to:
– Connect: Giving Call of Duty® players the ability to connect with friends, join existing Clans or start their own, and join the rest of the Call of Duty community.
– Compete: Raising the stakes for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer with activities like Clan competitions for the chance to win cool digital prizes, and Leaderboards to see where you stack up against other players.
– Improve: Helping improve your Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer skills with stat tracking, heat maps that show the busiest ‘hot spots’ on your favorite multiplayer maps, and the ability compare your loadouts against other players.
1 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II is free. Just sign up and gain access to this robust suite of player services that will enhance your Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer experience.
2 – Now free for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty Elite® TV delivers a renewed community focus, featuring tips on loadouts and playstyles, strategies on the best ways to play the maps, and more. This year, Call of Duty Elite® TV programming features an emphasis around helping players improve their multiplayer skills, with three new Call of Duty® Academy shows:
– Create-a-Class Guide – Focusing on gameplay styles to help players get the most out of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II’s new “Pick 10” create-a-class system.
– Multiplayer Guide – Featuring tips and strategies on taking cover, long-range combat, movement, using grenades, close-quarters combat and tactics, and more.
– Tutorials – Episodes dedicated to teaching players how to use some of the groundbreaking new features available in Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer, including Livestreaming, CODcasting, Leagues, and the “Pick 10” create-a-class system. For example, log into Call of Duty® Elite right now (for free) and watch the tutorial episode on Custom Classes.
3 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II features Zombies support. For the millions of Zombies fans out there, now you can track your Zombies stats and compare them to other players’ stats from around the world.
4 – Call of Duty® Elite is the HQ for your complete Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer experience. In addition to tracking your overall performance, new and improved features include:
– Expanded Clan Communications – Clan leaders can communicate directly with their Clan via push messaging to mobile devices for a more social and immediate experience, making tasks like updating the message of the day, or alerting Clan members to upcoming Clan Ops and Challenges even easier.
– Improved Access to Clan Ops and Challenges – Now any Clan member can enlist their Clan into upcoming Clan Ops and Challenges, no longer being solely reliant on the Clan leader to jump into competitions.
– One Button Class Copy – Copying another player’s loadout is now easier than ever. If another player perpetually owns you in Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer, just click a button in Call of Duty® Elite to copy that player’s loadout to try it out for yourself.
5 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II is available where you want it – through your game console, on your tablet and mobile devices, and on the Web. With expanded functionality for tablet and mobile apps, players can now view features like Call of Duty Elite TV, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Livestreaming – where, in addition to the video stream, players are also able to view the Livestreaming user’s stats, view and copy their loadout, as well as explore other useful information.