Even though everyone knew Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was destined to be a massive hit, Activision (apparently) wasn’t fully prepared for the onsalught of users to access its new online destination, Call of Duty Elite.
“We are having trouble scaling the service to meet demand,” said the company in a statement. “Many of you are trying to get in and unfortunately, you can’t right now. You’re frustrated, we know it, and we know we need to fix it. Our teams have been working non-stop to identify issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Again, these issues have no impact on the performance of the game.”
Your stats are still being tracked even without Call of Duty Elite fully functioning, so when Activision is able to get everything fully operational, all the data should just plug in without issue.
In order to make sure everything is cool, though, Activision is extending the premium membership for users by 30 days for free. Anyone considering becoming a “founder” will have until the end of the month to ensure that status, and will also receive an additional 30 days when they finally set it up.
“We are committed to Call of Duty Elite for the long haul and are working around the clock to resolve these issues,” continued the statement. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.”