As anticipation builds among gamers around the world for Call of Duty®
XP 2011, Activision Publishing, Inc. is thrilled to
reveal additional new details, including the first images, regarding
this first-ever full-immersion Call of Duty® fan experience.
The centerpiece of the inaugural Call of Duty event is the massive 32-slot, single-elimination Call of Duty® $1 Million Tournament sponsored by Xbox 360®. Call of Duty fans around the globe are pre-qualifying now via 2010’s mega-hit Call of Duty®: Black Ops. All XP tournament contestants will do battle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, live in front of thousands of delighted fans. Four Tournament slots will be filled on site at Call of Duty XP, giving attendees a shot at the largest gaming prize purse. The top eight teams will be in the money, with the winning squad pocketing $400,000.
After the explosive reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer at the keynote, all attendees will be hands-on with 2011’s hottest gaming phenomenon months before its release. Players can compete for prizes and bragging rights in numerous multiplayer challenges featuring Modern Warfare® 3 as well as other landmark titles in the Call of Duty franchise, including Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 and more.
XP will also be the destination for the full reveal of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition. Only at XP, will all event attendees receive a special redemption code for a free copy of the Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition when it becomes available worldwide on November 8th.
Call of Duty XP attendees will also be the first to see a sneak peek of the new, original programming under development exclusively for Call of Duty® Elite members. First up is a collaboration with dumbdumb®, the production company led by Will Arnett and Jason Bateman in partnership with Ben Silverman’s Electus Studio. Arnett is scheduled to attend the inaugural XP event not only to share a preview of the all-new content series in production, but also to be among the first to play Modern Warfare 3.
Also newly announced is the sneak peek of the latest Modern Warfare-inspired live-action short by We Can Pretend, the Toronto-based creative team behind this year’s fan-favorite flick Find Makarov, and the next installment of Pro vs. G.I. Joe, where celebrities and gamers face-off against U.S. troops deployed abroad via Xbox LIVE®.