Mass MW3 Registrations Choking Call of Duty Elite

Activision is reporting an overload of registration requests for the premium "Elite" multiplayer component of the just-released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The surge of registrations for Call of Duty Elite has reportedly created a bottleneck, preventing many players from signing up.

That said, gamers shouldn't fear that the internet has crashed again or that Activision suspects piracy, but rather the company didn't anticipate (for some odd reason) that the game would be quite so popular so quickly. It's quite possible Activision is quietly staggering registrations much like EA will ramp up subscribers for Star Wars: The Old Republic to reduce network latency, but Activision is currently sticking to its "exceeding expectations" guns nevertheless.

"We are proud to say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has launched and millions of people are already playing online," said Chacko Sonny, Studio Head, Beachhead Studio. "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," Sonny added. "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."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now (finally) available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Windows PC.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
29 comments
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • Stupid parenting, get kids to go out, get fresh air and hang out with friends. Don't always blame the food.
    16
  • jellicoI know you need a pretty beefy system to enjoy the game in all its glory, but it is worth it!

    BF3 on Low settings still looks prettier than MW3 maxed out.
    14
  • frak I hate this game. If they had only charged 30 bux for it since it has a story line as well, I wouldnt mind it.
    12
  • Other Comments
  • frak I hate this game. If they had only charged 30 bux for it since it has a story line as well, I wouldnt mind it.
    12
  • Whoa, seriously? They made it for the original DS, rather than the 3DS?
    Sure, the visuals would still look bad on the 3DS, but not as bad as the original DS..
    0
  • adamboy64Whoa, seriously? They made it for the original DS, rather than the 3DS?Sure, the visuals would still look bad on the 3DS, but not as bad as the original DS..

    Larger installed base.
    6