Exactly a month ago, beta sign-ups for the upcoming Call of Duty Elite service had crossed the 2 million mark. Today, the beta opens up for the first wave of registrants and players of Call of Duty: Black Ops will get a chance to see Activision’s new service in action and what new features it will offer gamers.

[Update: Check out the newest launch trailer for Call of Duty Elite now!]

If you’ve signed up, you may be wondering how the beta is going to work and how you can jump in yourself. This is exactly what Activision’s Dam Amrich has set out to explain on his blog.

Yes, at some point today, Activision is launching the Call of Duty Elite beta today (in English only for now), but not all of the literal millions of users will be able to access it right away – it’s simply too many people. Instead, invites will go out in waves tot he email address you signed up with. If you haven’t signed up but are interested, you can still do so here.

The first wave of invites will be rather small, to test the service out, so be patient and your time will come. Generally speaking, invites will go out in the same order as the sign-ups so if you were an early bird, you may get lucky today. Once players receive an invite, they can jump in whenever they can – there’s no rush and they wont lose the invite.

The beta – which does not include the mobile application yet – will last several weeks and while there’s no word on whether or not all 2 million+ users will get in, Activision’s goal is to let in “as many as possible.”

Call of Duty Elite beta will launch with full support of Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3, along with all future Call of Duty titles, but the beta will obviously only include features for Black Ops. Information on MW3 features will revealed at the Call of Duty XP event.

Be sure to check out our Call of Duty Elite guide for more info.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and the Call of Duty Elite service will both officially launch November 8, 2011.

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Souce: Dan Amrich