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Activision has announced that it will be offering Call of Duty Elite services for free with this year’s new game which would explain why Paddy Power has given it odds of 1/20 of being this year’s Christmas No 1 video game.
The news comes as a surprise to many as Activision’s boss Bobby Kotick has been pushing towards a paid-for subscription service for years.
However, when Black Ops II is released next month all of the ‘service features’ will be free.
It seems the change on policy is a result of downloadable content, instead of it coming for free, users will now have to pay for a standard season pass or buy individual map packs.
The season pass will cost 4,000 Microsoft Points and an individual map pack will cost 1,200 points.
Eric Hirshberg, the Activision Publishing CEO said that what they “have realised 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.”