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Mass MW3 Registrations Choking Call of Duty Elite

By - Source: Beachhead Studio | B 29 comments

Activision is reportedly having a hard time taking in a flood of registrations for Call of Duty Elite, the multiplayer component for Modern Warfare 3.

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.

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    IClassStriker , November 9, 2011 3:49 AM
    Stupid parenting, get kids to go out, get fresh air and hang out with friends. Don't always blame the food.
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    hetneo , November 9, 2011 9:43 AM
    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.
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    Parsian , November 9, 2011 2:58 AM
    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.
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    Parsian , November 9, 2011 2:58 AM
    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.
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    adamboy64 , November 9, 2011 3:21 AM
    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..
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    hpglow , November 9, 2011 3:33 AM
    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.
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    bin1127 , November 9, 2011 3:40 AM
    is elite the name of the multiplayer component or is there some premium stuff that makes it "elite"?
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    x Heavy , November 9, 2011 3:41 AM
    No one wants to be living in the sewers below when they can spend more money to gain cloud 9.

    I think we are seeing a end of an era of single p6urchase stand-alone gaming
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    IClassStriker , November 9, 2011 3:49 AM
    Stupid parenting, get kids to go out, get fresh air and hang out with friends. Don't always blame the food.
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    jdwii , November 9, 2011 4:05 AM
    Show off's...............

    Na its OK Activision we all know BF3 is a better game then MW3.
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    ltdementhial , November 9, 2011 4:20 AM
    jdwiiShow off's...............Na its OK Activision we all know BF3 is a better game then MW3.



    I just finished Mw3 on Vet and i finished BF3 Last Week...BF3 was awesome in both grapichs and gameplay, but the story of the game was very weak...i just keep playing for the visuals...one thing i hated was that i killed very few enemys...when in CoD if you dont advance in some points enemys will keep respawning.

    As i Said i just finished Mw3 on Vet...it was ok at the begining but starting on the Turbulence mission the game turned awesome...played trough to Blood Brothers i will not give spoilers but damn it almost made me cry and conected the dots from Mw1,2,3 very nicely done...of course i encountered a couple flops but not big deal.

    Battlefield 3 sins day one was full of trolls making respawn kills with C-4, Guys doing Stunts and getting killed affecting the score, more trolls camping hard and disturbing with everything...i have played for 2 hours and i havent played the same map twice thing that in Mw2 was very annoying...the maps are great...but not perfect, Kill confirm is good because one don't see to many campers the only BIG negative i have seen is that several maps are full of bugs...but not helping is more like getting stuck in a door or windows that don't break so if you throw a grenade or flash it may hit you back...oh and i love that there are no overpowered players like in MW2.
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    jellico , November 9, 2011 4:53 AM
    jdwiiShow off's...............Na its OK Activision we all know BF3 is a better game then MW3.


    Man, you said it! I saw the commercial for MW3 (the vet and the n00b). I thought that was pretty cool, but I was anxious to see the game play. When I finally did see it I was thinking, "This looks like crap!" No wonder the commercial doesn't show the game play. For BF3, the game play IS the commercial; and it looks abso-frakking-lutely beautiful! I know you need a pretty beefy system to enjoy the game in all its glory, but it is worth it! The game play is really great too.

    I don't know about C-4 spamming trolls, like someone previously mentioned. I haven't seen much spawn camping since the beta. People are leveling up pretty decently and most of the matches I'm in are really good, exciting rounds with tons of action. It's probably the closest you can get to a combat zone without having people actually shooting at you.
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    captaincharisma , November 9, 2011 5:58 AM
    wow where is the Sheppard for all those sheep
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    ojas , November 9, 2011 5:59 AM
    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..


    hpglowLarger installed base.


    Did i miss something in the article? :o 
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    bin1127 , November 9, 2011 7:46 AM
    bin1127is elite the name of the multiplayer component or is there some premium stuff that makes it "elite"?


    That's actually a real question. Can anyone answer?
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    Ragnar-Kon , November 9, 2011 9:07 AM
    bin1127That's actually a real question. Can anyone answer?

    Both.

    Call of Duty Elite is basically the Call of Duty equivalent to BF3's Battlelog. It is free, however there is a "Premium" service that you can pay for to get extra features.

    I would like to tell you more, as I was invited to the Call of Duty Elite Beta, but never got to use it thanks to the beta never being released for the PC platform. As of right now, Call of Duty Elite is only for console players--PC players will have to wait for the PC version to come out.

    I had planned on buying MW3 on the release day because us PC players were told we would get special attention this time around thanks to the less than stellar releases on the last two CoD games, but clearly we are still on the bottom of the totem pole. I fell for that "special attention to PC players" on Black Ops and ended up not being able to play the game until AFTER the first DLC came out. Not falling for that again.

    Shame since the PC platform is what made the CoD series such a success in the first place...

    But anyway, if you need be I'll be playing BF3. :hello: 
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    Anonymous , November 9, 2011 9:43 AM
    As far as I'm aware there are two sections for subs. One which is free and gives you basic access to stats/etc and the paid premium service which gives you extra features. I don't know what these features are as I refuse to buy a twitchy FPS with an FOV set at 60-65 degrees.
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    hetneo , November 9, 2011 9:43 AM
    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.
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    reyshan , November 9, 2011 10:42 AM
    hetneoBF3 on Low settings still looks prettier than MW3 maxed out.


    You just made my day and my point to my friends. Thank you!
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    ojas , November 9, 2011 11:40 AM
    though i'll point out that this news is a bit odd, considering:
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3

    one critic review so far giving it an 80/100, average user rating is 1.4/10. Either people are simply trolling, or it's really that bad. Too soon to judge i guess...
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    fyend , November 9, 2011 11:55 AM
    Its COD 4 with new maps and some weapon changes. Is that worth $60? Is that worth 8.5 and 9.0 in reviews? Guess Craptivision got its bribes in early as usual. COD 4 released in late 2011 for $60 is not a 9/10 game, sorry. Obviously bribed reviewer is obvious.
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    anonymous32111 , November 9, 2011 12:20 PM
    Hahaha, i bet tool-bags will continue to throw themselves at this game.

    Can't wait until they pump out MW4, so i can really get a good idea of diminishing values vs. kids who play horrible games.
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    zak_mckraken , November 9, 2011 12:42 PM
    And that kids is how you make the news to create a hype.
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