Call of Duty Elite was just recently announced as a free service for Black Ops 2 while DLC will be sold separately within a Season Pass or individually.
But, who get’s this DLC first? Will the Season Pass be included in a Black Ops 2 special edition? Are Elite services available on all platforms? What’s the deal with clans? We answer these questions and more below.
According to the Call of Duty Elite FAQ, “fans who purchase the Season Pass will have access to each of the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Packs on the same date as those who purchase the DLC Map Packs á la carte for their respective platform.” However, it also mentions that “Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Packs will come to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system first, followed by additional platforms at a later date.”
So while the DLC schedule won’t be as complicated as last year’s Modern Warfare 3 season of content, Xbox 360 players can still look forward to their DLC first.
What about other platforms? “With details for the Wii U™ game system from Nintendo being newly announced, Activision is working with Nintendo on the possibility of releasing the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Packs and the DLC Season Pass for this new gaming platform, and more details will be released at a later date,” reads the FAQ.
With regards to Modern Warfare 3, gamer should know that “Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Premium membership content will not be a part of the free Call of Duty® Elite offering for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2.” However, “existing Call of Duty® Elite login information will give you access to all the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 elements in Call of Duty® Elite, as well as your existing career stats and data for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 and the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops. You will be able to access all your player and clan information using your existing login.”
For you clan members, “your current Call of Duty® Elite clan for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3 will transfer over for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2. However, your Call of Duty® Elite clan level for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 will be reset, as it is separate from your Call of Duty® Elite clan level for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3.”
One question on the minds of many gamers is if Activision or Treyarch will release a special collectors edition of Black Ops 2 that includes this Season Pass, on top of the previously announced collectors editions. According to the FAQ, “No, there will not be a Call of Duty® Elite Collector’s Edition of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2.” Additionally, “Call of Duty® Elite will not be included in the [previously announced] Collector’s Edition of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2. Call of Duty® Elite services for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 are free, and Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Packs will be offered separately from Call of Duty® Elite.”
This brings us to our last question. Will Elite be available on platforms other than the Xbox 360 and PS3? “Call of Duty® Elite will be available at launch on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, on select handheld and tablet devices, and on the Web,” answers the FAQ. “We are currently evaluating options for Call of Duty® Elite to support the PC and Nintendo’s Wii U™ game system, however Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 will not support these two platforms when the game launches on November 13th.”
Hopefully that clears up a few of your more important Call of Duty Elite questions.
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