Activision has revealed the first ever COD XP, a two day event being held in September at which in excess of 6,000 enthusiasts have the opportunity to celebrate Activision's new first-person shooter Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The event will take place in Los Angeles during Labor Day weekend, September 2 and 3. Those people that can't attend will have the opportunity to follow along with videos as well as other media both on TV and web-based for free.
Call of Duty: MW3's multiplayer mode is going to make its world premiere at the gathering, as will the complete slate of Call of Duty Elite functionality. Activision may be unwilling to share every thing Elite will offer you since it is so closely linked in with MW3's multiplayer. So far we only know the free features of Call of Duty Elite service. Elite is going to be presented ahead of XP to some degree as the Beta is ready to go live on July 14.
Participants will have the opportunity to try out both the new MW3 multiplayer and Spec Ops modes as well as compete in a $1 million tournament (qualifying will take place in Black Ops prior to the event, with select qualifications taking place at the event itself), and try real life recreations of several MW2 levels including Burger Town (which will serve lunch), The Pit (where you may attempt to set a top-notch time on a real-life course), and Scrapyard (paintball tournaments). You'll also have developer panels, live entertainment, a COD armory and museum.
"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," said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. "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."
Tickets are going on sale July 19 for $150. All of the ticket sales proceeds will go to Call of Duty Endowment non-profit group which "helps soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service." According to Hirshberg, XP would have cost Activision more than it could have raised from ticket sales "so this is partly about raising money for a great cause, and it's partly about just giving something back to our fans."
More details about this event I will be trying to find out.But this is it at the moment so have your say in the comments.thanks