Call of Duty: Elite overwhelmed by massive release

Nov
08

Call of Duty: Elite overwhelmed by massive release

elite 300x231 Call of Duty: Elite overwhelmed by massive releaseThere’s no question that last night’s release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was probably the largest gaming launch of all time, with people crowding into their local GameStops and Wal-Marts by the thousands. As the hundreds of thousands of players logged on to the game last night, the servers of the game were able to withstand the punishment, but the same cannot be said for Elite.

According to many gamers and sources, Call of Duty: Elite has experienced trouble due to the massive amounts of registrations and site activity. Less than 15 minutes after the game was released, Chacko Sonny from Beachhead (the developers of Elite) released the following statement:

“Registration requests for our new live service Call of Duty Elite are exceeding even our most optimistic expectations, which is creating a bottleneck and some players have not been able to register. We have already registered hundreds of thousands of players and we are working around the clock to increase our capacity as quickly as possible.”

Elite seems to be the latest in a long line of casualties stemming from huge releases, similar to what we saw of Battlelog (Battlefield 3) a couple weeks ago. Hopefully Beachhead can strengthen the servers so that Elite can become as great as it was hyped up to be.

About Dylan Garner

I am a Junior studying Media Arts and Design (Journalism) at James Madison University in Virginia. I consider myself a music/rhythm game addict, a Street Fighter wannabe, and pro rage quitter.

One Comment

  • Nov 8, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    lol, I tried registering for the site yesterday, but it was virtually impossible to link accounts or do much of anything. They derped the big one.

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