Call of Duty Elite is for everyone, from the casual to the hardcore.
Service developer Beachhead says even hardcore CoD players will find many challenges within Elite but overall, the service caters to all different types. In fact, according to a NowGamer interview , Beachhead product manager Noah Heller said the team actually employed a psychologist to ensure that the service is indeed for everyone.
"We had a vision in our mind at the start that we could build something that was useful to all gamers simultaneously. There are the noobies that get super intimidated. They don’t win the first couple of matches and then they go away forever.
There are the people who couldn’t give a crap about stastistics and they’re there for socialization. They’re the people who are going to go out clubbing at night and they want a few matches to have a good time."
So if it appeals to everyone, are you getting involved? There's little doubt that many CoD fans will sign up for Elite; over 2 million participated in the beta (and that number may be higher now), so it's obviously a popular option. With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the horizon, we'll soon see just how many subscriptions pop up.