You're standing in line for lunch, replaying last night's match on Arkaden in Modern Warfare 3
in your mind, when you remember the final shot -- you really wanted that gun. You could wait until you get home, check your recent matches on Elite and shank the winning shooter's weapon of choice -- like a peasant
-- or you could do it right there, in line, on your phone -- like a boss. This is the vision Beachhead Studios head Chacko Sonny has for Call of Duty Elite's free mobile app, hitting iOS smart phones tomorrow, Jan. 10, and Android one week later.
The Elite app will offer four main areas of mobile control:
Career summary: Just like Elite main, check stats and general player information on yourself and others you've played
Recent matches: After-action report on the past 10 matches, including scores, kill/death ratios, map information for yourself and others in the match
Challenge Tracker: Tracks your progress through specific challenges
Customize classes: Modify your loadout -- weapons, perks, attachments -- and push custom classes directly to game
Anything altered in the Elite mobile app that affects loadouts or in-game options will be exported to console, and players will accept the changes after logging on. Most of the app's functions have been modified to fit a smaller screen, especially Sonny's favorite, class customization. Beachhead Studios developers have been testing the mobile app on their own phones, and Sonny said it expands the realm of bragging rights considerably because players will have proof -- or not -- of their achievements right in their pockets.