Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Elite Revealed For Black Ops II. Service to be Completely Free
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Activision has today announced Call of Duty: Elite for Black Ops II, revealing that the full range of services and features will be available for all Elite members to enjoy for free, integrated into Treyarch's upcoming game. It'll come complete with CoD Elite TV, social networking and support for Zombies.

“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 CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “What we have realised 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.”

Here's some of the features the Call of Duty: Elite service will offer for Black Ops II:

  • Player HQ – Track Call of Duty: Black Ops II performance with rich game statistics, including enhanced match information such as heat maps and recent match data; track challenges and extensively modify your classes like never before using Treyarch’s new Pick 10 Create-a-Class system.
  • Clan HQ – Join an existing clan or start your own, invite friends and then take part in Call of Duty: Black Ops II clan competitions with cool digital prizing.
  • Zombies Support – For the millions of Zombies fans out there, now you can track your Zombies personal statistics and compare it to other players’ around the world.
  • Call of Duty Elite TV – Launching with tablet support with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the new Call of Duty Elite TV will deliver a renewed community focus featuring developer tips and strategy programming, custom class overviews and more.
  • Social Sharing and Notifications – With Call of Duty Elite’s new notification system, you can stay updated with what is going on in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as communicate directly with your clan.

Further to the announcement of Call of Duty: Elite for Black Ops II, Activision has also confirmed the game's Season Pass, which will retail for 4000 Microsoft Points and grant access to four "epic" DLC Map Packs that will offer both multiplayer and Zombies content in 2013. Each Map Pack will sell separately for 1200 MSP apiece and will come to Xbox Live first.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches worldwide on November 13th, 2012. Check out the Elite reveal vid below. You can also check out our latest Black Ops II preview here.


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Comment #1 by davidani
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:07:18 AM
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Comment #2 by Jaganboy
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:08:27 AM
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Comment #3 by MattyHustedUk
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:10:10 AM
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i posted this on the season pass article but its more relevant here
ive got elite until December activision should at least give users with elite subs one of the map packs for free

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Comment #4 by Ehrenfried
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:11:40 AM
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They just gave it another name, and still want the money.

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Comment #5 by ademlakey
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:12:18 AM
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When have the map packs ever been epic.

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Comment #6 by Neomalysys
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:15:34 AM
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@3 They knew they wouldn't sell alot of map packs for MW3 so they came up with elite as a season pass but it didn't work. So now with BO2 and zombies you'll get elite free and pay for an actual season pass.

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Comment #7 by W4N73D
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:19:17 AM
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about time its free

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Comment #8 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:21:15 AM
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Lmfao that is the lamest fucking excuse ever Eric hinsberg, we all could of told you (and did actually) that all the premium content from the previous elite should of been free, but no you charged £35 and claimed it was the future of gaming and that all games will follow that now you've made a quick buck (2million x £35 not bad, yes I'm included) your ditching the pay model, I welcome that decision but I still feel slightly ripped off and want to know how elite is going to work better this year

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Comment #9 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:22:09 AM
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This would be sooo funny if EA would do the same with their Premium service LOL

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Comment #10 by ModernSith2010
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:24:57 AM
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Really the season pass is another 4000msp for 4 map packs when last year it was elite and all the DLC, which included spec ops missions for 3200msp, activition really need to sort there pricing out.

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Comment #11 by Crims0nPenguin
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:25:12 AM
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I thought elite was a season pass... Who in their right mind would pay money for stat tracking...

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Comment #12 by Ginormous76
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:28:56 AM
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I'm confused the article starts by saying that it's free for Elite members. So, is it free-free or just free if you pay?

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Comment #13 by eXoTiC Zebes0
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:30:10 AM
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4000 msp season pass, fuck off -.-

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Comment #14 by ModernSith2010
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:33:29 AM
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"Really the season pass is another 4000msp for 4 map packs when last year it was elite and all the DLC, which included spec ops missions for 3200msp, activition really need to sort there pricing out."

I just want to add this to my previous comment, how can Activiton actually justify 1200MSP for a map pack when Telltale can release a game of The Walking Dead for 400MSP or Sam and Max for 1200MSP both are fully interactive games not just maps/map skins.

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Comment #15 by Caramel Cardinal
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:39:08 AM
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what there saying is all features of elite will be free for everyone, much like waypoint is now
and the season pass will be a separate download, it's how they should have done it in the beggining if you ask me, of course anyone who bought a subscription to elite than ends after black ops 2 is out or if ready renewed it is being screwed and i doubt acti will offer a refund

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Comment #16 by graemzy maing
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:43:09 AM
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why do people still play COD?

This has to be the last one that will do well, when it turns out that this one is shit, which it no doubt will and anyone who thinks other wise is only foolin themselfs!

Same shit different name, COD has seen better days! They just keep sellin people the same game, I think this is the last time they will get away with it. Black ops was the worst one of all, why people think this is goin to be any better is beyond me!

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Comment #17 by Zeppelin 856
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:47:07 AM
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I hope that they meant that your clan can carry over from MW3 to BO2.

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Comment #18 by LanceX
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 11:47:43 AM
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Comment #19 by ICGMU12321
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:02:03 PM
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Treyarch > Infinity Ward.

But eople refuse to admit that they make better games and I bet people will refuse to admit that their service is better.

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Comment #20 by thisispreston
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:02:15 PM
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sentence before the bullet points says "Call od Duty"

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Comment #21 by Rapturous Rich
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:17:56 PM
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@19 I've always thought 3arc were the stronger devs since WaW and especially with BO after MW2... MW3 further strengthened my opinion.

Also, just wow at Acti. Offering up something for free. Did the brass have a stroke or something?

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Comment #22 by wh1tel1ght
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:19:46 PM
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Still too expensive.

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Comment #23 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:22:18 PM
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COD still sucks.

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Comment #24 by thenewpeter
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:34:27 PM
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Wait.. is this... common sense??

As many others have said, this is all things that should of been free to begin with, nice to see that it is now free, and the season pass is just for the maps, making a small saving in the long run if you're interested.

I'm still not interested in buying, but it seems treyarch at least learn from mistakes, unlike Infinity Ward. To think I use to think of that as being the other way around... that said, CoD4 is still a great game... just what follows it is closer to a poop trail from an animal...

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Comment #25 by psycotic wookie
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:59:20 PM
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people need to get used to the fact that activision can charge whatever they want for a season pass and people will pay it,i thought last year 4000 msp was excessive for elite,until i got all the content drops and realized it wasnt actually that bad,i will quite happily pay 4000 points again this year for probably 16-20 extra mp maps and extra zombie content,if its anything like black ops its gonna be worth it,and im not a cod fanboy,im more of a battlefield fan

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Comment #26 by jamie1000013
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 01:11:15 PM
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So they are basically saying you'll be getting two games this year Black Ops 2 and a mega....mega value £33.33 season pass.

I'm not buying either. I'm sticking with Medal of Honor this year.

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Comment #28 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 01:15:47 PM
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Halo 4 own dat shit muddafuggar

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Comment #30 by Solomon Fuere
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 01:36:42 PM
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If you idiots keep buying these games, you deserve to be ripped off.

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Comment #34 by creaper210
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 01:54:18 PM
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I'll get it. $10 cheaper for me. And I would get the DLC anyways, so why not save some money?

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Comment #39 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 03:33:01 PM
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One of my hopes for this game was that they'd decrease the emphasis on Elite, and I'm pleased to see that they have. Probably won't be getting the season pass, I'll likely get at least the first map pack, we'll see how much I enjoy the game in the months after I get it.

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Comment #40 by ViNyLek
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 03:49:05 PM
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Can't really complain. I never really was paying for premium sub and only buy map packs on sales. Now that they're not worth it, I think they are very well made and thought, like most of morons here, expecting god know what, but I just can't afford it with my budget.... Glad to have something extra for free=)

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Comment #41 by Wilkz07
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 03:55:31 PM
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Good that its free, mw3 elite was terrible. Wont be getting the season pass, dont need zombie maps.

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Comment #42 by Rednacht
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 03:56:18 PM
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You're only saving 200 pts on each map pack if you get the season pass.

Webster's dictionary defines "ripoff" as...

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Comment #43 by menoknow 88
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 04:20:02 PM
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i dont know why people are saying that it is now finally free because the elite that you payed for in MW3 was pretty much a season pass which for all the dlc in that game, and well this game has a season pass so there really is no difference at all.

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Comment #44 by Sourman145
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 04:47:26 PM
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hope they put the maps on sale early like they did with mw3, or maybe even the season pass on sale...ah who am i kidding, i'll buy it either way

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Comment #45 by Kyle Hall
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 05:48:11 PM
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Awesome :)

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Comment #46 by KuShNsTieN
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 06:25:09 PM
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elite users got ripped off that sucks for those guys..

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Comment #47 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 08:05:19 PM
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COD maps packs are TERRIBLE! Why would you pay extra money for a map that they make in 5 minutes? Im praying that halo 4 magically sells more copies than COD. Even if they sell more than half as many thats still a victory because halo is only on 1 console as COD is on 3! Yet people dont look at that part lol
Ps. This game looks gayer and gayer everytime more news comes out, which is every day so lollol

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Comment #48 by secretkaos187
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 08:19:05 PM
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This is good news for you "CoDDers"

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Comment #49 by IamNotReaI
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 09:09:07 PM
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@42 - Since when is saving money a "ripoff?" If you think you're going to buy the map packs anyways, why not save $10.

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Comment #51 by creaper210
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 12:38:53 AM
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@50 I really hope you're lying. Since I like both games and I don't understand why you would even spoil another game here anyways.

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Comment #52 by TheSilvermaster
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 02:10:07 AM
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So basically they are doing now what Halo waypoint did years ago took em long enough they didn't give you much choice it was either pay 60 bucks for Elite or pay 1200 MP (15 bucks) x 7 map packs and all the map packs had where 2 Spec Ops missions and 2 shitty multiplayer maps what a rip off. Myself and many others pay 15 bucks for Black Ops map packs because each map pack had 4 multiplayer maps and Zombies map even that was a bit of a stretch because I have seen other games give much more for far less. Hmm not too surprised about this but I ain't paying 4000 MP for this games map packs no thanks.

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Comment #53 by TheSilvermaster
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 02:14:35 AM
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@50 Please give me a break its you Call of Duty fanboys who always come into Halo chatrooms and videos and say the same thing always "This will be F**cking gay you Halo homos COD is so much better you can suck me off" I can't count the number of times I have seen one of you come into a Halo chatroom purely to mouth off at everyone when you aren't even interested in what the article is about. Whenever a Halo fan comes here they at least have the brains to read the article of watch the video. So you can cut your high and mighty bullshit because nobody is buying it.

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Comment #54 by Sanchezz4387
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 02:37:36 AM
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@47 you utter douche bag, Mw3 may not have been th best CoD but ill tell you something as ive actually played the thing and all the maps, MW3 DLC was 90% bloody brilliant. they brought out some fantastic maps which ive played a fuck tonne of hours on. im going to miss playing maps like oasis, overwatch, dome, mission, decommission, piazza, sanctuary, gulch, pasish and even the face off maps

go troll elsewhere please

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Comment #55 by SHMEEDIDDY
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 03:09:11 AM
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..*yawn* Wake me when Halo 4 comes out, It will be 10x better than this same garbage. BLOPS was my last COD game ever! Ill still to HALO!

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Comment #56 by SHMEEDIDDY
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 03:10:13 AM
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I'll stick to HALO!*

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Comment #58 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 06:22:01 AM
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@54 im not the only one who feels the same about my statement lol fanboy

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Comment #59 by wes coas 4 life
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 06:54:28 AM
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I'm getting Hali 4 and Blops 2. But I can wait for a sale on the season pass since I just bought Darksiders 2 and Borderlads 2 season passes.

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Comment #60 by danny dee
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 08:32:01 AM
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It's the fact that people will still buy the season pass despite the ridiculous price. I'm not hating on COD because I love the Zombies mode, but I cannot justify buying the game for £40 just for the zombie mode. Then having to pay 1200 points for each "map pack" they release which will most likely be 4 Multiplayer maps and a Zombie map. It's daylight robbery. If they made a Zombie map pack after all of the DLC has been released that included the 4 Zombie Maps for 1200 points, that would be worth purchasing.

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Comment #61 by Sanchezz4387
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 09:51:38 AM
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@58 oh wow was that an insult? you seem to think its a bad thing that a person likes a game? well what an odd world we live total muppet

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Comment #62 by twistedxdreamsx
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 08:17:15 PM
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black ops 2 looks like its going to be fun

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