Call of Duty Elite continues to be down and out 3 days after its initial release. The failed launch has outraged paying subscribers so much that Activision have today stated that they will be extending all one-year paid memberships by 30 days to help ease the pain.
“At launch, our registration and login systems were crushed by gamers trying to enter the Elite site at the same time,” according to an update on the service. “We have now fixed the registration and login systems, but we have found that the greater than expected demand is crashing servers. We’re immediately deploying multiple additional servers to beef up the system. We are also going to temporarily limit access to Elite services on both the console applications and website while we build additional capacity and scale. We’ll look to increase access to greater numbers of users as soon as possible.”
Those who do manage to sign in will still be presented with incorrect stats but we have been told that the correct ones are still being tracked and will be shown eventually.
On a brighter note, the online gameplay itself remains completely problem free.