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Call of Duty Elite Kicks Off Friday Night Fights Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m. PST

Call of Duty Elite is a new online service that unites and ignites the Call of Duty multiplayer community. The service offers features which significantly enhance the franchises' multiplayer experience and deliver a new level of social engagement to players worldwide.

Friday Night Fights, the first original entertainment program to air on Call of Duty Elite will debut this Friday, November 25th. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's RSA Films, and director RJ Cutler, Friday Night Fights lets real life rivals settle their differences Call of Duty style via epic multiplayer battles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The inaugural episode features one of the greatest rivalries of all, pitting teams from the U.S. Army vs. U.S. Navy. The new weekly series is available exclusively to premium members of Activision's new digital service, Call of Duty Elite.

"From the beginning, our goal with Call of Duty Elite has been to bring the Call of Duty community together in new ways. Fans of Call of Duty spend as much time playing the game, as sports fans spend following their favorite teams-if not more. So we figured, if sports fans get all kinds of shows outside of the games to feed their passion, why not do the same thing for Call of Duty fans?" said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing.  "When you're working with the likes of executive producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, the production values don't get any higher. And the Call of Duty community deserves nothing less. We want to give people new ways to connect with the game they love. That's what Call of Duty Elite is about, and Friday Night Fights is just the beginning."

Friday Night Fights will premiere this Friday, November 25th at noon PST on Call of Duty Elite as part of Elite's program guide, which is available to premium members. Following each initial broadcast, Friday Night Fights will be available for replay via streaming. Users can register for Call of Duty Elite by going to www.callofduty.com/elite.

Call of Duty Elite supers charge the Call of Duty experience in three key ways:

  • Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience. This is a true social gaming platform. Players can compete against friends, gamers of similar skill levels or interests, join groups and clans, and play in organized competitions. They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their personal network, both in the game itself as well as via custom mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones, tablets and on the web.
  • Compete: Call of Duty Elite hosts events and competitions for players of all skill levels on a regular basis; both in-game and real-world prizes will be awarded across the Call of Duty Elite player roster
  • Improve: Call of Duty Elite is ground zero for anyone who wants to improve their in-game skills. It dynamically tracks player statistics and performance down to the finest detail. It can show gamers how they compare to their friends or other players community-wide. The user-friendly tools and data will give gamers the insights they need to up their kill/death ratio in no time.

Premium members of Call of Duty Elite will also receive all downloadable content for the new blockbuster title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  From all-new maps to themed content, if it’s downloadable content, Call of Duty Elite members will get it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players will be able to enjoy a level of unprecedented clan support.  With a focus on competition, imagine players finally being able to create their own personal experience just like a fantasy football or baseball league in Call of Duty that includes anyone and everyone from close friends to new contacts, who simply share similar gaming abilities.

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