Wouldn't you know it? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and its premium "Elite" service are damned popular. And somehow, much like EA with every Battlefield ever, Activision has been caught unawares by just how popular it is, warning potential users that "Registration requests for our new live service Call of Duty Elite are exceeding even our most optimistic expectations, which is creating a bottleneck and some players have not been able to register."

Beachhead studio head Chacko Sonny (writing from the beach, we hope, for symmetry's sake) assured players in this status message that their "gameplay data is safe" and will be right there when they finally manage to get signed up for Elite. Activision and Beachhead are working "around the clock" to increase Elite capacity. Of course, when more people get in, it'll stop being elite. More like Call of Duty Inclusive.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.