With Black Ops II getting closer every passing day, more news will most likely be released. Today, Activision has a nice announcement for those gamers who have been wanting Call of Duty: Elite but don’t have the funds to purchase a subscription. Wait, what!? You heard me. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II you’ll get Call of Duty Elite for free.
“We’ve learned a lot in our first year of Call of Duty Elite, and we’re very proud that we over delivered on our commitment of playable content to our premium members,” said Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “What we have realized is that several of the Call of Duty Elite services which are currently only available to our premium members for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 are things that would further unite, engage and delight our player community. So we are going to make them free for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”
Hirshberg continued, “For Call of Duty: Black Ops II, DLC Map Packs will be a separate offering fromCall of Duty Elite. The Season Pass will be a great way to acquire all four Map Packs at a discount, but if our fans would rather take it one Map Pack at a time, then we’ll offer each pack á la carte for anyone who wants it. What we aren’t doing is requiring a paid membership to access the great player services for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and we’re thrilled to offer all of Elite’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II features to players for free.”
A lot of features will be included in this version of Call of Duty Elite. Just reading the list shows a lot of support for this upcoming title. Personally I’ll be playing a lot of Zombies when the game is released. Now onto that list!