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COD Elite turns free for Black Ops 2, map packs sold separately

"Season Pass and DLC may not be available on all gaming platforms."

Activision's announced that Call of Duty: Elite will be turning free for Black Ops 2 but, hold your horses, map packs will be sold separately. Ha! As if they wouldn't.

Activision also confirmed the Black Ops 2 Season Pass that leaked this morning.

More pump!

This season pass covers four Black Ops 2 DLC map packs that will be "coming to the Xbox Live network first", Activision said.

The Coddyblops2 (can we call it that please please) season pass will cost 4000 Microsoft Points ($50). Or you can pay 1200 MSP separately for each map pack. So it's roughly the cost of another game.

"Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all gaming platforms."


Note: "Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all gaming platforms," Activision stipulated. "Pricing and release dates may vary by platform."

This refers to the PC and Wii U versions, IGN discovered, talking to Activision's Eric Hirshberg. Elite will only be on PS3 and 360 when Black Ops 2 launches; Activision's "evaluating options to bring Elite services to the PC and Wii U", Hirshberg said.

"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."

Hirshberg also announced that Elite will work on iPad for Black Ops 2.

Activision also mentioned various Call of Duty: Elite features in the works. There's the stat-tracking Player HQ and Clan HQ areas; there's the Zombie stat-tracking area; there's Call of Duty: Elite TV (with tablet support); and there's all sorts of social sharing and notification bits and bobs.

Black Ops 2's out worldwide on 13th November. It's coming out on Nintendo's new Wii U console on 18th November in the States, apparently. I hope that means it'll be available for the European Wii U launch on Friday, 30th November.

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