Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been the biggest launch in the series yet and includes a brand new social network called Call of Duty Elite to bring these millions of fans together. However, as stated by officials, the Elite team is ”having trouble scaling the service to meet demand.”
“Many of you are trying to get in and unfortunately, you can’t right now. You’re frustrated, we know it, and we know we need to fix it. Our teams have been working non-stop to identify issues and resolve them as quickly as possible.” With the Elite team and Beachhead Studios hard at work on ensuring quality of their service, they are also looking into ways of compensating fans who have been eagerly awaiting. “To ensure that every premium member receives their full money’s worth, we are immediately and automatically extending your membership to Call of Duty Elite by 30 days at no additional cost.” On top of this, “If you’re still considering becoming a premium member, we’re going to extend Founder eligibility until the end of the month, and you will also receive the additional 30 days of access.”
To stay updated on the server status of CoD Elite, the team has kindly provided a status page that you can find here at www.callofduty.com/elite/status. Currently, the status is set to “intermittent.” It may a good idea to bookmark this page, as well as follow MP1st on Twitter and Facebook to keep informed!
Make sure to also check out the official Elite FAQ in hopes of having some questions or concerns answered.
Dan Amrich, aka OneOfSwords, has been taking some heat from fans lately who are venting their frustrations regarding the Elite service. Interestingly, he advised one distraught fan in particular to “contact CS to find out refund options.” There hasn’t been any official statement from Activision or the Elite team regarding refunds, but if you’re seeking your money back, it might not hurt to try. This may also be the case for those under 18 who purchased a year’s subscription to Elite but do not have access.
While you wait for Call of Duty Elite to be back up and running, check the latest in Modern Warfare 3 news!