Following a major leak yesterday, Activision has confirmed that it’s going to release a special Season Pass DLC bundle for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and that it’s turning the Call of Duty Elite online service completely free, eliminating the premium tier that’s been available since its launch last year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out on November 13 and Activision is beginning to reveal some of the major details concerning the release of the first-person shooter.
After learning about its single-player campaign, its multiplayer mode, and its cooperative Zombies experience, Activision has confirmed that a special Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass will soon be available for purchase.
The Season Pass incorporates four downloadable map packs with new levels for both the multiplayer and the zombies mode that will start rolling out at the beginning of 2013. Each map pack is available for 1200 MS Points/$15/€15, but the pass is going to sell for 4000 MS Points/$49.99/€49.99.
Activision also confirmed that, with the release of the Black Ops 2’s Season Pass, the Call of Duty Elite service will become completely free, eliminating its premium membership.
"We've learned a lot in our first year of Call of Duty Elite, and we're very proud that we over delivered on our commitment of playable content to our premium members," said Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg . "What we have realized is that several of the Call of Duty Elite services which are currently only available to our premium members for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are things that would further unite, engage and delight our player community. So we are going to make them free for Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
As such, all Elite members will be able to access a variety of great features, ranging from the detailed in-game stats, to customized pages for their clans and other such things, for free, so check them out below.
Player HQ – Track Call of Duty: Black Ops II performance with rich game statistics, including enhanced match information such as heat maps and recent match data; track challenges and extensively modify your classes like never before using Treyarch's new Pick 10 Create-a-Class system.
Clan HQ – Join an existing clan or start your own, invite friends and then take part in Call of Duty: Black Ops II clan competitions with cool digital prizing.
Zombies Support – For the millions of Zombies fans out there, now you can track your Zombies personal statistics and compare it to other players' around the world.
Call of Duty Elite TV – Launching with tablet support with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the new Call of Duty Elite TV will deliver a renewed community focus featuring developer tips and strategy programming, custom class overviews and more.
Social Sharing and Notifications – With Call of Duty Elite's new notification system, you can stay updated with what is going on in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as communicate directly with your clan.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out on November 13 worldwide for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and on November 18 for Nintendo Wii U.
Until then, check out a video with the new Elite service below.