Have you been swept in all of the recent Call of Duty Elite news and been wondering how you can get involved earlier than any of your fellow gamers? Well, Activision has just the thing for you, as the publisher has begun beta sign ups over on the service’s official site.

By heading to the Call of Duty Elite site, potential testers will be asked to provide their name and email as well as their console of choice. It’s quick and painless, and Activision promises to inform those selected before the summer is up.

Set to begin a whole new revolution of stat tracking for the Call of Duty franchise — starting first with Black Ops and then Modern Warfare 3 — Call of Duty Elite is series’ answer to the features offered by something like Halo Waypoint.

For a marginal fee, participants will be granted access to a slew of features that include tournaments, clan creation, and in-depth maps for all of the multiplayer levels. For the Call of Duty gamer who loves to be well prepared for battle, or who loves competing with friends for better stats, this is the service they have been waiting for.

While the dates for the beta are only confined to “sometime before the end of summer” we anticipate the testing will complete before the release of Modern Warfare 3. By working out many of the service’s main kinks, and understanding how it works with the series’ previous iteration, Activision will be able to deliver a top quality product for what is sure to be another blockbuster title.

Also, since participation in the beta is free, and Call of Duty Elite is not, this beta period might be the perfect trial run for those gamers who are intrigued by the prospect of increased stat-tracking and tournaments with real-life prizes, but who are not completely sold. Before the beta begins we will definitely know more details about Call of Duty Elite, but regardless, if you’re interested, head on over and sign up.

Do you plan on signing up for the Call of Duty Elite beta? Are you on the fence about Call of Duty Elite, but hopeful that the beta testing period will sway you one way or another?

Source: Call of Duty Elite