The details for Modern Warfare 3′s ‘Hardened Edition’ have leaked, and for $80 you can snag yourself a long list of bullshit. Something that may make it worth purchasing for me however is the year-long subscription to Call of Duty: Elite.
The “Hardened Edition” of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 appears to have had its contents outed earlier than officially planned, contents that include a one year membership to Activision’s Call of Duty Elite service and other virtual goods.
Wired reports that it received a photo of an advertisement for Modern Warfare 3′s “Hardened Edition” from an anonymous source. That ad promises a long list of bonuses for those who are comfortable spending more than the standard $60 USD asking price.
The “Hardened Edition” will reportedly include the aforementioned Elite membership–which includes “future Call of Duty: MW3 downloadable game content,” like map packs–and “Special Founder Status” for Elite, granting “Hardened” owners exclusive emblems, camo and “more exclusive benefits.”
Typically, Activision prices its Call of Duty ”Hardened” limited editions at about $80 USD, with a more expensive variation, the “Prestige Edition,” costing almost twice that.
Now we don’t know what exactly the premium content in Call of Duty: Elite will get you. However if that shit gets you free DLC, then spending $80 to get a year-long subscription and ostensibly the DLC that’ll continuously drop during that year both for free would make the extra $20 worth it to me. If that isn’t included in the Elite premium bullshit? Screw it!