MW3 Hardened Edition – price and bonuses, value for money?

By Posted 4 Sep 2011, 23:22

Last year if you bought the prestige or hardened edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops you got exclusive access to zombie maps which have only just become available to those of you who bought the standard edition of the game, now we can finally tell you all of the details regarding the hardened edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – the question is: is it worth the hefty price tag?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition will cost $99.99 making it $40 more expensive than the standard edition, for this price you get the game, 1 year’s access to Call of Duty: Elite, a steelbook case, founder status and the limited edition field journal. There is just one difference between the PS3 and Xbox 360 hardened editions, PS3 gamers will get an animated timeline theme, whilst Xbox 360 gamers will get the special ops Juggernaut Xbox Live outfit.

Given the fact that Modern Warfare 3 plus a year’s access to Call of Duty: Elite would set you back $109.99 the pricing seems fair, but not everyone wants Elite access, which then makes it seem like quite a waste of money.

We really think that Call of Duty: Elite will be pushed heavily, therefore we wouldn’t be too surprised if Beachhead Studios and Activision throw in more bonuses to elite members after MW3′s release – for this reason alone the hardened edition may well turn out to be a worthwhile purchase. So far we have been told that Elite subscribers will get over 20 pieces of DLC a year which will consist of Spec Ops missions, new game features and maps – we are sure that this will attract a lot of attention.

You can pre-order yourself of the hardened edition of MW3 for PS3 here and Xbox 360 here, but for now we would like to here your opinion on the pricing, especially given the fact that Black Ops’ hardened edition cost just $79.99.

Does Call of Duty: Elite interest you? Do you think Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition is over-priced? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

  • Armandop

    ” Last year if you bought the prestige or hardened edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops you got exclusive access to zombie maps which have only just become available to those of you who bought the standard edition of the game.” where can I get these zombies for the standard edition?? & activision is just trying to take ppls money so I don’t think it’s worth getting prestige and hardened edition.

    • Remembrance

      if you have the xbox edition you can get the world at war maps now if you have the ps3 you have to wait like every other map pack

      • Die

        die

    • Stephen

      It is a DLC add-on.

    • Stephen

      It is a DLC add-on.

    • Stephen

      It is a DLC add-on.

  • Pshowtimes

    I don’t think it’s overpriced given the fact that COD elite membership also includes future map packs free of charge. You’ll make the money back over the course of a year.

  • Tretin666

    game plus year of elite  defo not over priced well could be little cheaper for us in uk  considering we pay £17 more from current conversion rate

  • Thataboy85

    I’m really not interested in the Elite part of the game,I like playing multiplayer and dealing with Elite just might be to time consuming! If it’s going to save me money with DLC than it’s worth it,on the other hand if there’s no savings there than it’s not worth it to me!

  • David

    It is jus a bit to much for the game … It’s fine if they did it around 90 …. Just 10 more even ppl try to switch their pre order frm mw3 to battlefIeld …..

  • Kyle

    Count yourselves lucky Australians get slapped with a $150 price tag on hardened and $100 for standard. This is why my mates and I preordered through amazon.