Call of Duty's online social hub (dubbed "Elite") revolves around three main features. "Connect" allows players to network with one another in a number of different ways, and provides a social network for players to communicate. "Compete" lets players set up their own brackets and tournaments, or compete for prizes in Activision-sponsored official events. And "Improve" lets players analyze their performance and better understand maps, weapon loadouts, and their own tendencies.

In this video, the folks at Beachhead who have been working on the systems detail the various ways that players will be able to deconstruct maps, get map-specific strategy tips, watch weapon videos that demo how each gun in the game works, and how your own skills measure up.

As lackluster as my COD multiplayer skills are, I could certainly imagine how drilling down into my performance stats and learning maps via an overhead imagery could tangibly help me improve.


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