They've also extended Founder status to anyone who registers before the end of November.
The Call of Duty Elite service is a really interesting experiment in premium content in videogames. It gives you access to free DLC, regular competition for real life prizes, benefits for clans and plenty more for $49.
This would all be very cool except for the fact that it's been down since the game launched. Activision says that the outage is due to a much bigger response than they expected which completely crushed their system.
"We're immediately deploying multiple additional servers to beef up the system," says Activision. "We are also going to temporarily limit access to Elite services on both the console applications and website while we build additional capacity and scale."