Call of Duty: MW3 has its Elite, Battlefield 3 has its Battlelog. You’ll be able to manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more. Battlelog will also tie into the older games, showing your “Veteran Status” from Battlefield 2, 2142, and Bad Company 2. All subscription-free. Here are some screenshots of the service:

The open, multiplatform beta will be kicking off on September 11. The full game will be released on October 25.