Today is November 8th and that means one thing, it’s time to embark on our next epic journey into chaos in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. A lot of you probably picked up the game at midnight and have already been playing for hours (I miss those days), and if you have then you have more than likely noticed some serious issues with Call Of Duty Elite. Users have been experiencing significant issues when trying to register and login to the new service that has been touted so much in the past few months.
During the early morning hours the official Twitter account, @CallOfDutyElite, sent out the following updates in the late hours:
All. We are aware of the issue. Surge of new Elite registrations is creating reg & login issues. Teams are working now to increase capacity.
Please note the “password” error on login is being caused by this registration load issue. You do not need to change your password.
Service is capturing all MW3 gameplay data. Data, heatmaps, and activity will be waiting for you upon registration.
As an IT professional I understand more than most people what it takes to deliver a system that is highly available and dynamic enough to withstand heavy load. It is no easy feat, but the fact that players are having these kinds of issues with one of Modern Warfare 3’s most hyped features is unacceptable. By all accounts, Activision, Beachhead, and Infinity Ward all knew the kind of response their game was going to get and with the hundreds of millions of dollars that this game brings in annually there is no excuse for not having a world class server infrastructure supporting it. People spent their hard earned money for a complete experience and now they aren’t getting that because Activision and company failed to allocate the appropriate resources to support demand. Are you kidding me? On the bright side, even if you can’t register yet it’s good to know that all your game data is being captured.
I understand that things happen, but when you are the biggest video game franchise on the planet, things like this should happen to the little guys, not you.