Activision announce ‘Call of Duty XP 2011’ event

Activision have announced plans to engage with its Call of Duty community within a two-day event to be titled ‘Call of Duty XP 2011,’ due to be held between September 2nd – 3rd in Los Angeles.

You’ll be able to look forward to catching the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer and Spec Ops survival co-op mode after which you’ll be able to get hands-on time, the “full feature functionality” of the Call of Duty Elite service, and opt to participate in a $1 million Call of Duty tournament that will be sponsored by Activision and Xbox 360.

Players will also be able to challenge each other in a paintball firefight on a life-sized Call of Duty multiplayer map, as well as attempting to speed run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s “The Pit” for real.

6000 tickets will go on sale from July 19th priced at $150, with 100 per cent of ticket sales going towards the Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organisation that was founded by Activision to help place veterans returning home into jobs.

For those interested in attending, you can sign up for more information at callofduty.com/xp.

“From the high production values of our live, immersive events — all the way to the smallest details in every design and activity — we’re pulling out all the stops to make Call of Duty XP the ultimate gathering for the global community of Call of Duty fans,” comments Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “The celebration will immerse attendees in a Call of Duty experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. Over the course of two days, gamers can trade Call of Duty war stories, experience the official unveiling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer and the full feature functionality of Call of Duty Elite, as well as enjoy world-class entertainment and compete head-to-head for some serious cash prizes.”

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