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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.

  • Parsian
    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
    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
    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
    is elite the name of the multiplayer component or is there some premium stuff that makes it "elite"?
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  • x Heavy
    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
    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
    Show off's...............

    Na its OK Activision we all know BF3 is a better game then MW3.
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  • ltdementhial
    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
    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
    wow where is the Sheppard for all those sheep
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