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Call of Duty XP Convention Announced

On September 2nd and 3rd, Activision will be holding a massive event dedicated to the Call of Duty franchise. It’s called Call of Duty XP 2011, and it will be held in the Los Angeles, CA area. During these two days, fans will be able to participate in a large amount of CoD-related activities such as being the first members of the public to try the multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 3.

Tickets to the event will be $150 and they will go on sale from July 19th. Activision will announce the exact time as to when the tickets will be available on July 12th. The price tag may seem a bit steep, but it all goes to a good cause. All of the ticket sales will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment. The CoD Endowment assists veterans by helping them find jobs as they return home from the field.

So what are you getting for your money? Attendees will be able to participate in a CoD tournament where the grand prize is $1 million, engage in a paintball match in an area modeled after the Scrapyard map from Modern Warfare 2, speedrun through an area designed after “The Pit”, grab a bite at Burger Town, witness performances by unannounced “AAA live entertainment”, visit the CoD armory and museum, sit in on CoD panels with developers and other planned attractions.

In addition to all the bragging and fragging, fans hankering to know about the new co-op and competitive tweaks to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3‘s multiplayer offering will also get the first details at XP 2011. Want to know the full deal on what’ll be free and what won’t on Call of Duty Elite, the social platform that will house all your COD activity? XP 2011 will have news on that, as well. Hirshberg explained, “There will be a role for Elite leading up to the event and during the event. We are going to use the Elite beta, which is going on over the summer, as part of the qualifying rounds for the big XP tournament.”

What do you, fellow gamers, think of Activision’s latest attempt to keep Call of Duty fans interested in the franchise? Are you going to try to make it to the event? Is there any specific aspect of Modern Warfare 3‘s multiplayer that you would like to see? Sound off in the comments below.

[Source – Call of Duty’s Website]


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