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Modern Warfare 3 active monthly users over 40 million

Alongside the release of Activision’s financial results, lots more details were revealed about the Call of Duty franchise and the ELITE service.

As you can see from the graph below, Modern Warfare 3 has only been out 3 months yet already it has overtaken the monthly active users of all previous Call of Duty games.

Year on year the franchise is getting bigger and bigger. What’s interesting to see is the first Modern Warfare game having such a consistant number of players to date even though the game was released over 4 yeras ago.

There are a large number of players out there than consider the inital Modern Warfare to still be the best Call of Duty out there and haven’t jumped on any of the newer releases.

I personally cannot deny that some of the online multiplayer maps in the original Modern Warfare were fantastic, extremely atmospheric and tactical. We would love to see some of these fantastic maps return in a Modern Warfare 3 map pack.

Also in the report some details about how many have joined the ELITE service were revealed.

As of January 2012 there are currently 7 Million players who have signed up for the service, 1.5 million of which are premium paid members. This huge number of sign ups could explain why the Call of Duty website is taking so long to load at the moment!

Of the 40 million active players that means 17.5 % of players have signed up to the service (free or premium) which is still a pretty small figure considering how many players there are out there!

Obviously the ELITE service is not available for PC and the Wii so all the players from these systems will not be able to sign up for the service.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users though should definatley sign up! All you have to do is create an account on their website here: elite.callofduty.com and link your PSN or Xbox account and you’ll be rewarded with double XP for an hour without spending any money at all.

If you want to sign up for the premium service then you’ll get access to lots more features and of course the Content Drops.

If you haven’t signed up for the service yet though you definatley should, even if it’s just for the double xp.

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Call of Duty:ELITE FAQ – What happens after membership runs out? and more…

The ELITE service that has been offered to players since the launch of Modern Warfare 3 is totally new to the Call of Duty franchise, it’s something we’ve never seen before so it can be a little confusing.

Overview of ELITE: Call of Duty’s ELITE service allows you to connect with your friends and meet new people who want to play like you. Join Public Groups of players with similar interests and create Private Clans for a personalized multiplayer experience where you can share, stream and stack up your Call of Duty ELITE conquests on a global stage.

Anyone can sign up for a free ELITE account, you can use to to access stats and information from Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3. The MW3 section of ELITE has more features available as it is more tightly integrated. The advantages of upgrading to an ELITE account can be found in the chart below. One of the main perks of having a premium account is you will get all 20 pieces of DLC for Modern Warfare 3 for free.

Check the ELITE website for more details.

Call of Duty: ELITE FAQ:

1) What happens after my ELITE membership runs out? Do I get to keep the map packs and DLC? “Yes. Annual members will be able to keep the MW3 Content Season if they choose not to continue their Call of Duty ELITE membership. ”

2) Do Xbox 360 and PS3 premium ELITE members receive their content drops at the same time? “Similar to Map Packs, X360 Premium members will receive their content drops before PS3 Premium members. All Call of Duty ELITE Premium members will receive monthly content drops for 9 months through the MW3 Content Season, and they will also receive their content drops before non-premium members on their console. ”

Check out our in-depth post here: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/news/why-the-xbox-360-gets-call-of-duty-dlc-before-all-other-platforms/ for full information on exactly why the 360 gets content first and what the future holds.

3) Can I get MW3 DLC and map packs without an ELITE subscription? “Yes. We will be making the MW3 Content Season drops available for purchase as Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections for those who may prefer this option. ”

4) How much does ELITE premium membership cost? “We are offering annual Call of Duty ELITE memberships at $49.99 in the U.S. This offers an incredible value since it includes access to the ELITE premium service features and $60 ARV of downloadable content the MW3 Content Season. ”

5) What happens if I join Call of Duty ELITE Premium after the first Drops have been released, do I still get the content? “Yes, the entire MW3 Season is available to you as an ELITE premium member, regardless of when you join. As soon as you join, all prior ELITE content will be immediately made available to you, and you will then receive future drops on a monthly basis for the remainder of the 9 month Season. ”

6) I’m a Xbox 360 member, how do I download the first content drops? Check out our post here on how to download them: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/news/how-to-download-mw3-dlc-and-content-drops/

Hope this clears up any confusion regarding the ELITE service and DLC’s. The first content drop was released for Xbox 360 Elite members on the 24th of January, check out the full post on the content here: http://www.callofdutymappacks.com/modern-warfare-3/modern-warfare-3-content-drops-1-2/

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