A beta version of Call of Duty Elite has been released through the Xbox 360, according to developer Activision.
The new service is available through invite only, and includes incredibly detailed statistics relating to online Call of Duty play.
The service will be released officially later this year to coincide with the launch of Modern Warfare 3 in November.
Activision has said that this release will allow users to better connect with one another, as well as giving them the opportunity to compete in events and competitions.
However, the primary focus of Elite is to allow users to analyse the statistics and performance of others, in order to improve their own gameplay.
It is understood that further invitations will be given out over the coming weeks.
In order to better understand this new system, Activision has revealed exactly how Elite will “super-change” the CoD experience:
Connect: Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience. This is a true social gaming platform.
Players can compete against friends, gamers of similar skill levels or interests, join groups and clans, and play in organized competitions.
They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their personal network, both in the game itself as well as via custom mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones, tablets and on the web.
Compete: Call of Duty Elite hosts events and competitions for players of all skill levels on a regular basis; both in-game and real-world prizes will be awarded across the Call of Duty Elite player roster when the service goes live on 8th November.
Improve: Call of Duty Elite is ground zero for anyone who wants to improve their in-game skills.
The system dynamically tracks player statistics and performance down to the finest detail. It can show gamers how they compare to their friends or other players community-wide, and should help to keep their kill/death ratio nice and healthy.