One of the most anticipated features for 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was support for a then-new service known as Call of Duty Elite, which allows users to view their in-game progression from their computer or mobile device. However, fast-forward two games, and the service has been semi-replaced by a simple mobile application for the series beginning with last year’s Ghosts. The final nail is set to be hammered into the coffin by this Friday, when Activision will shut down the Elite service.
According to a FAQ posted on Activision’s support website, Elite “will no longer be in service by Friday, February 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 a.m. (PST).” While the service will be completely shut down, with Elite-created clans to be wiped clean, Activision will continue to support “the Call of Duty app” for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which offers similar statistic-tracking features to players. The only feature of Elite that will remain is the ability to upload videos to YouTube in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, though this will only be provided to users who have already linked their YouTube accounts. Activision also promises two hours of double XP in Ghosts to any user who has logged into the Elite website since January 1 of this year.
The Call of Duty app for Call of Duty: Ghosts can be downloaded from the Apple App Store on iOS-powered devices, or from the Google Play Store on Android devices.