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COD Elite Going Free, Black Ops II Season Pass Confirmed

Matt Gardner
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COD Elite Going Free, Black Ops II Season Pass Confirmed

Activision have confirmed reports of a Black Ops II Season Pass, also announcing that the stat-tracking, community-building service Call of Duty: Elite will be going completely free.

The Season Pass will cover four Black Ops II DLC map packs, apparently "coming to the Xbox Live network first", and will set you back 4000MSP for the lot, or 1200MP individually.

“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,” stated Activision's Eric Hirshberg. “What we 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.”

Interestingly, the press release also said that "Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all gaming platforms. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform." At this earlier stage, it almost certainly indicates ongoing negotiations with Nintendo regarding the Wii U, something that Hirshberg confirmed.

"Our goal is to bring the Season Pass and DLC to the Wii U also," he added, "but it's a new system and we need a bit more time to work out the details with Nintendo."

Black Ops II's releases on November 13th worldwide, with the Wii U release pencilled in for November 18th in the States, alongside the console's launch.

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