Call Of Duty Elite Bombarded, Struggles To Stay Online

The release of Modern Warfare 3 hasn’t been a rough one, but the same can’t be said for Activision’s new service, Call Of Duty Elite. Yet that’s not a bad thing depending on which side you choose to view the situation from: for Activision, more users mean gamers are warming up to the new, game-changing service, but for gamers it’s simply frustrating.

Attempts to log in to the service, whether as a paid subscriber or the free version, you’ll encounter error messages. And if you’re one of the lucky few to log in, the service gives even more issues.

But that’s just growing pains, we’re sure Beachhead is on top of the situation.

Here’s an official statement from the developer:

We are proud to say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has launched and millions of people are already playing online.

Registration requests for our new live service Call of Duty Elite are exceeding even our most optimistic expectations, which is creating a bottleneck and some players have not been able to register.

We have already registered hundreds of thousands of players and we are working around the clock to increase our capacity as quickly as possible.

If you encounter this issue, please check back here or follow us at @CallofDutyElite on Twitter for live status updates.

Please be assured your gameplay data is safe and that whenever you successfully register for Call of Duty Elite, all of your data will be waiting for you. So enjoy the game, start ranking up and we assure you we are working around the clock to accommodate every player who wants to be a part of Call of Duty Elite as quickly as possible. We will update you frequently to keep you informed.

Thanks for your patience,
Chacko Sonny
Studio Head, Beachhead Studio

Modern Warfare 3 is now available globally on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii,

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9 Comments on "Call Of Duty Elite Bombarded, Struggles To Stay Online"

  1. rpatricky November 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm -

    It’s like Black Friday and all the Fat Asses lined up outside of Wal-Mart pushing to get in and spend their welfare check. Eventually it will die down and everything will be fine.

  2. Ernice Gilbert November 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm -


  3. stevennnGT November 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm -


  4. nick November 9, 2011 at 4:02 am -

    how can this happen?
    i mean seriously, its not exactly like they had no indication this would happen.
    i mean MW2 and BO broke freaking sales records!!!!!!!!!!!!
    seriously, publishers need to stop being so tight a$$ed and make sure they have enough servers to meet demand!
    its ridiculous, every single time a new game comes out the servers crash!

  5. nick November 9, 2011 at 5:19 am -

    now this was hilarious!
    pretty much illustrates exactly whats wrong with games today.

  6. ttbounty November 9, 2011 at 6:40 am -

    nick why do you blame the publishers, when Beachhead is responsible for the Elite side of things, the publisher got the game out.

    Beachhead should have rented some cloud space

  7. Ernice Gilbert November 9, 2011 at 6:48 am -

    @ ttbounty: Well put. LOL. Well put indeed.

  8. nick November 9, 2011 at 10:28 am -

    and who funds it?
    every single time a game comes out the servers crash on release.
    i could understand if this was COD4 and no one was expecting it to be so popular, but its not!

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