When you’re the big dog, you can get away with just about anything, and Activision is here to give us all yet another shining example. A subscription service for their premier first-person shooter franchise, Call of Duty, was rumored for the past couple of years, but many dismissed it as a completely implausible joke. However, nightmare has become reality with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Elite subscription service announced earlier in the year, and a very pricy one at that.
For the price of $49.99/year, MW3 Elite subscribers will receive the following:
- Monthly map DLC.
- Clan leveling features.
- Eligibility to compete in competitions for prizes.
- Several more slots for recorded replays.
- Access to many exclusive videos.
The Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition will include a single year of Elite access, and since it costs $99.99, it’s the most cost effective way to get the first year’s subscription. Chances are that those who don’t sign up will have to pay an arm and a leg for maps, so that $49.99/year tag will begin to look small after a year of map packs are purchased.