"The premium “Hardened Edition” of upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will ship with a year of free membership to Call of Duty Elite, among other features, according to an anonymous source who provided a photo to Wired.com."
This is a terrible harderned edition. I thought they were going to give CoD2. Honestly all those things listed are usually pre order bonuses for normal editions of games. If the harderned edition is only £5 more than normal then it would make sense. But looking back at the other editions, the price will be £60.
Well, if an Elite membership gets you all the map packs for MW3, then its worth it imo.
I agree. And all those other extras? Pretty cool, I dare say. :)
So you're going to need Elite to get mappacks?
But...but...we get a free year of CoD Elite. Just like a drug dealer: the first hit's free.
Lol, true, but obviously Acti must have some bomb ass stuff or people would go to another dealer, right?
I don't see getting free map packs as "terrible". Besides, isn't Hardened the little brother of Prestige, surely that one will have more content. Needless to say, I've never bought a special edition, and I doubt I ever will. Games are expensive enough, and with more available and coming than I'll have time to play, I need every dime. $20 extra bucks for that stuff is a good 33% of another new standard edition game.
*I don't see getting free map packs as "terrible". But the question here is after the one year expires do you get to keep the map packs or do they go away?? @Kee If were talking BF3 yes but then there are those people who only buy cod every other year. @Sixzerofour You might have a point guess we'll have to wait and see.
@Dart89 after one year will you still be playing the same game?
@dart - i would assume that the map packs are Elite exclusive, so when its gone, you would prolly have to buy and download the real thing much like how the free halo 3 map packs were exclusive to the halo 3 multiplayer disk that came with halo odst...if you didnt have that disk, you would have to purchase and download the map packs again even if you already played the map packs from the odst disk EDIT - kinda like what bakedgoods said at 1.2, that first year (like a drug dealer) is free just to get you hooked, one point you are playing the map packs for free, then all of a sudden its gone and you want to play it, along with all the other freebies that come with it so you shell out for the membership from here on out...its how MS hooked ppl with gold live, it is somewhat annoying paying for it, but if i dont have it, no online, luckily there are deals all the time
No the prestige editions of bith mw2 and black ops dont come with anything more that the hardened except the remote controlled car and night vision goggles. No extra content for the game or anything
@Dart89 don't worry a new call of duty will be released a few months later anyway...
kinda cool if is 80 i think ill buy just to test out the elite service but i was expecting some collectible item like the ones in black ops and world at war :(
Wow very stupid not looking forward to this game at all gave up after modern warfare 2
Sounds good Elite for 1 year.. ;).... Can't belive Activision is not being greedy...
Awesome Day 1 :)
no night vision or RC car just downloadable stuff and a book? What about the PS3 users that have to wait for the maps ect. And what are in game unlockables? guess we will find out.
It's not that i hate COD... but got mad of being the same thing year after year.. I'm actually looking forward to MW3 to see if there is any hope to be some gameplay like CoD4
If you are tired of the same thing, then why would you want them to release a game like something that you already played before?
Can't wait going to make a new psn account just for this game.
Hold the phone. *Cancels MW3 Pre order*
I'll definately be getting the Hardened edition. :) I bought MW2 & Black Ops for 360.. but for MW3, I'm going for the PC version this time around. Screw paying £40 a year just for multiplayer.. I'm not doing that anymore. I really f*cking hate how I see Microsoft & Xbox 360 whenever I see anything about CoD.. PC & PS3 versions FTW!
No cars this year only subscription to call of duty facebook ? lol
Its a package that makes sure that hordes of enemies never end wherever and whenever, and for a added bonus they will never run out of grenade and ammo supplies. Awesomness all around =D
If it's $80 it will definitely be a preorder for me. $100 then fu acti. I just hope it's $80 like the previous hardened editions. It's not bad tbqh. It comes in a steelbook case, a year of elite with free map packs, and that 100 page war journal it's really not that bad if it is 80 bucks. I could care less about the toys that come in the other collector's editions.
Depending on price it seems like it's a good deal. If it's $80 then yeah, a really good deal considering all the $15 maps Activision will put out. -_-
I'll stick to the regular edition because I have a feeling I just might have to trade this game in like I did Blackops , I might not even get this game at all no upgrades in this game all the weapons sounds similar when they are fired !!!
No way am I paying over $10 extra for that. I wont even use Cod Elite...
I might get...might....
this is wayyy better than black ops hardened edition!
the map packs doesn't necessarily mean multiplayer map packs it could be for the new co op spec ops mode. theres really not any details about the downloadable map packs you get with the hardened edition. i hope they are multiplayer map packs i just wish we knew more :/
They found a way to sell games for over $80, welcome to the future....