Activision has announced that it will be shutting down its Call of Duty: Elite service this Friday, February 28.
Call of Duty: Elite launched back in 2011 alongside Modern Warfare 3 and also offered support for Black Ops 2 in 2012. The service allowed players to track their stats, take part in challenges, and offered players the chance to join clans and partake in community events.
The main reason behind the shutdown is that Activision wants to move its focus to the Call of Duty app that launched alongside Call of Duty: Ghosts last year. “Call of Duty Elite was designed to work with prior Call of Duty games and has begun winding down support for those titles since late last year, which ends on February 28, 2014,” the publisher wrote in an FAQ.
“We’ve taken all the key learnings and fan feedback to create the Call of Duty app for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which takes some of the best and most popular features of Call of Duty Elite and introduces new elements such as Call of Duty Clan Wars.”
On February 28 at around 10 a.m. PST the service will be taken offline forever. Players who created content in Elite will still be able to view it via their YouTube account if they chose to upload it, if not there are still a couple of days to upload the content.
Users who have logged into Call of Duty: Elite since January 1, 2014 will receive two hours of double XP time to use in Call of Duty: Ghosts.