Activision has revealed that it will be officially shutting down Call of Duty: Elite this Friday, February 28, along with all relevant services at approximately 10 a.m. PST.
All those who have logged at least once into the service since the first of January this year will be treated with two hours of Call of Duty: Ghosts Double XP.
Call of Duty: Elite was first introduced back in November of 2011, right when Call of Duty: Black Ops was reaching the end of its life cycle. The online service was created by Activision for the franchise’s multiplayer portion that would support every future Call of Duty game, bringing features like lifetime statistics across multiple games, social-networking, options for clan wars and the like.
It started off as premium but then went free with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Elite’s support for Black Ops II though paled in comparison with that of Modern Warfare 3. Since then the service eventually phased out and was then replaced by the release of the official Call of Duty App last year that coincided with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
It was only a matter of time before Activision pulled the plug on Elite. Following its closure this week, you can delete the Call of Duty: Elite app from your mobile or console, since it will no longer function.
To read up more on the closure you can browse through this FAQ.