Activision Announces Call of Duty XP, the Annual Call of Duty Fan Convention

July 1, 2011, By Christian Davis

If you’re publishing a game that breaks sales records in multiple countries, stays the most played for years after the game has released, and makes millions of dollars within the first 24 hours of releasing DLC, naturally, you should create a convention for that game.

Call of Duty XP, as the title states, is a two day convention solely dedicated to the Call of Duty series. Attendees will get a chance to look at the multiplayer of Modern Warfare 3 and get all the details for the upcoming Call of Duty Elite service, both paid and free.

The main goal of the convention is to show off the single player, spec ops mode, and finally reveal the game’s multiplayer, but there’s going to be a lot more to do.

Attendess will be able to sit in on panels with the developers, browse through a Call of Duty museum, participate in a $1 million cash prize tournament, and even go paintballing in a recreation of Modern Warfare 2’s level, Scrapyard.

If you don’t want to participate in competitive paintball(why wouldn’t you?), you could also race through a recreation of Modern Warfare 2’s Spec Ops training mission known as ‘The Pit.’ Apparently, those are just a small sample of the things you’ll be able to do at the convention.

The convention takes place in Los Angeles California on  September 2nd and September 3rd. Ticket prices are $150, which is steep for some, but it definitely seems worth the price especially since all of the profit goes to the Call of Duty Endowment organization which aims to help veterans find work  and establish careers when they return home. Tickets go on sale July 19th.

For more information head over to the Call of Duty XP FAQ page.

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