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Activision announces Call of Duty XP LA event for September

Thursday, 30th June 2011 08:21 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision’s announced Call of Duty: XP, a brand new event similar to Blizzcon that’s all about CoD that will take place in September.

Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer will be fully unveiled for the first time during the two-day event, as well as the “full feature functionalty” of Call of Duty Elite and a $1 million multiplayer Black Ops tournament sponsored by Activision and Xbox 360.

Don’t expect CoD XP to focus on other properties, like with with Blizzard and Blizzcon, though.

“This is a pure experience to give back to the Call of Duty fan community,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told Joystiq. “It is completely focused on Call of Duty.”

It has gotten some advice from Blizzard on how to run the show, though.

“We’ve learned everything we could from Blizzard with their experience with BlizzCon. They were very helpful giving us some of the cheat sheet and learnings from past experiences.”

6,000 people are expected to show up in a TBA area in Los Angeles for the event. Tickets will go on sale for $150, with all proceeds going to the Call of Duty Endowment.

If you aren’t able to make it personally, you’ll still be able to tune in via Facebook and YouTube.

Tickets go on sale on July 19. Event begins on September 2 and ends on September 3. There’s more details on what to expect on its website.

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17 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    XP Lol ? They couldn’t think better name ?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ultramega

    This just might be the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard. Guess Acti needs to continue to milk the cashcow for the next year or so – while they’re still able to…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    $1 million in prizes!?

    Surely that’s got to be some sort of gaming record right there…?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    “Tickets will go on sale for $150,”

    What the fuck

    EDIT: Ah, reading fail, money goes to an (allegedly) good cause.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JimFear-666

    epic face palm…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. NightCrawler1970

    XP stand for X-tra potential???

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    @6 :D

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Bribing is their best feature here?

    but of course tickets are for 150$

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Lewis247

    “This is a pure experience to give back to the Call of Duty fan community”

    And by giving back to you guys we mean give us more money than you already have done.

    I’m really finding it hard to try and put my thoughts on this into words but I just… can’t… the price… the name… all of it… Just… CAN’T. COMPUTE! UUURRGGHHHHHH *Head explodes*

    #9 3 years ago
  10. mojo

    @#3:
    http://www.vg247.com/2010/01/28/2k-sports-1m-to-first-person-to-throw-a-perfect-game-in-mlb-2k10/
    http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/06/2k-sports-brings-back-1m-perfect-game-contest-with-mlb-2k11/

    topic:
    “This is a pure experience to give back to the Call of Duty fan community”

    its a pure, stone cold FUCK YOU to the Cod Community.
    What 12yo can spent 150 Dollars for that?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    See I can understand the appeal of Blizzcom. All the dweebs talking shop about dress-up, tactics, the lore of Warcraft & circle jerking off over elf sex fantasies… But COD?

    Man i’m tempted to go just to see how much shit they can scrape from this barrel… On second thoughts, not sure I want to meet some of my fellow players in the flesh o_O

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @11 Good point. Now that I think about it, it does sound pretty homo-erotic.

    I bet they’ll have a dug out pit, where two guys can crawl into together and pretend like they’re being burnt in the first person. While hugging.

    @6 Probably “eXPo” dude. They’re clever like that.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Teabag

    @3 You would be surprised how much SC2 tourns go in Korea. :p

    Well, Activision is seriously pushing COD. They are making it out to be some sort of MMO-shooter which it is not.I guess gradually they will shift to that model. First the sheep must be lead.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DSB

    @13 So they’re waiting for a flock of 30 million? 40? That’s a lot of sheep, considering that Activisions biggest sub base is less than 12 million.

    I’d hate for subs to actually happen. Not for me as a CoD player, but for you as a whiner. What would you cling to then? It’s been just around the corner for 2 years now.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. CaptPierce

    For pre-ordering the Modern Warfare 3 Prestige Edition, do I get a free ticket?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. tmac2011

    the full name is call of duty experience LA 150 bucks for tickets to get in thats crazy. but in la i guess you must have to have mponey if you live there lol. i’ll watch it on the net i assume people will be streaming this event online other than youtube. so. hopefully it is like black ops was streamde but better.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. IL DUCE

    At least MW3 multiplayer will be revealed so that’s cool I guess…hopefully its got something new, since the yearly releases have been getting old for a while now…

    CoD as a game itself its not really bad but Activision’s constant greed to make a buck any way they can from everyone they can and the people on the game are what makes CoD suck…not even just little kids, but I went back to playing some MW2 (played Black Ops for maybe two weeks to a month) with my friends recently and some of the most obnoxious people in the history of humanity exist on CoD multiplayer…and its like one of my friends said “CoD just took all the assholes in the world and put them all in one place”…LOL

    #17 3 years ago

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