Call of Duty XP events announced, free MW3 Hardened Edition for all

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 20:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision has announced additional new details regarding this first-ever Call of Duty XP fan experience, and one nugget which may interest attendees, is the fact they will walk away with a special redemption code for a free copy of the Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition.

The firm also mentioned again the 32-slot, single-elimination Call of Duty $1 Million Tournament sponsored by Xbox 360, which has folks pre-qualifying around the globe by playing Call of Duty: Black Ops. All XP tournament contestants will do battle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, live in front of thousands at the XP event. 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 Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer keynote at the event, all attendees will be able to get hands-on with the game, as well as other games in the Call of Duty series.

XP will also reveal the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition, where all event attendees will receive a special redemption code for a free copy of the Hardened Edition when it becomes available worldwide on November 8.

Attendees will also be the first to see the new, original programming under development exclusively for Elite members, including a collaboration with dumbdumb, the production company led by Arrested Development alumni Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Arnett is scheduled to attend the event.

The Modern Warfare-inspired live-action short by We Can Pretend, who were behinde the Find Makarov flick, will alos be on show as well as the next installment of Pro vs. G.I. Joe, where celebrities and gamers face-off against US troops using XBL.

But wait, there’s more:

  • A paintball firefight across a life-size replica of Modern Warfare 2′s Scrapyard level.
  • The opportunity to speed-run the infamous Modern Warfare 2 The Pit training sequence, for real.
  • A military-style zip-line plunge across the Call of Duty XP compound.
  • Suiting up for one-on-one battle in Juggernaut Sumo.
  • Rations and refreshment for sale at Modern Warfare’s 2 iconic Burgertown fast food joint.
  • A comprehensive Call of Duty armory and museum, featuring concept art and unique memorabilia from the entire franchise.

More details for the first-ever Call of Duty XP will be released soon.

Tickets are on sale now, and the event will take place at the Call of Duty XP compound in Playa Vista, CA in Los Angeles

Activision’s donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the event to The Call of Duty Endowment.



  1. ExOAte

    They’re not confident at all that the game will sell =) Trolls be trollin’

    Acti being generous, well it depends howmuch the tickets will cost.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    I thought it sounded pretty lame when they announced it, but that actually sounds like an awesome convention. Paintball fights, reconstructed killhouse and ziplines?

    That beats the fuck out of cosplay :P

    @1 Considering that they’re donating all the proceeds to US veterans, I’d say that’s pretty generous in itself.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. polygem

    didn´t know about this veteran fund. i think it´s really disturbing. no offense. but this mixmax with real life war related stuff is bullshit imo. not so cool. i would prefer if they would donate it to peta, greenpeace or whatever…i love shooters, but i would absolutely prefer not to support any military organization in any way if possible. even if it´s vets. call me a hippy now if ya like. no personal offence just my preference.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    @3 That is about the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

    Helping veterans is disturbing? And they should help spoiled brats with too much time on their hands like PETA, instead? That’s pretty rich.

    All of the Call of Duty games are deliberately set in an alternative reality in order to avoid direct references to any current wars, as opposed to Medal of Honor using them for entertainment while the people fighting them are still coming home.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. stretch215

    @3 yeah, you don’t support them until your country gets attacked/invaded, then you’ll be crying for the same military to save your sorry ass. Fucking entitled brat.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    @2 ‘Considering that they’re donating all the proceeds to US veterans, I’d say that’s pretty generous in itself.’
    Not when they friendly fire… XD

    #6 3 years ago
  7. polygem

    @4: i think only pretty “rich”, mc donalds dining “spoiled brats” are believing organizations that try to abolish animal cruelty suck. to me this is important and essential if we want a real change. also it was just an example…

    why i got a problem with this veteran fund: most of the western civilisations wars are wrong and/or have been wrong. attacking wars most of the time. i must know that if i join the army. so i can´t, otherwise i would just support crimes and this is not making me a freakin hero. i have a huge problem in generalizing war vets automatically as heroes that saved our asses – the american society has a very special problem there. they just misuse their self established moral values and deconstruct their own overused terms like “liberty” and transform it into a shallow void of nothingness by their actions. ergo: i think you just can´t join the army these days if you take responsibility for yourself and the society.
    this veteran stuff is much more of a direct reference to current wars than a moh game with an afghanistan setting. can´t you see that? i´d prefer not to have real life war scenarios in my games though.
    i do not have a major problem with this though, even if it sounds like that. if they want to help vets finding a job. fine. what´s disturbing is that a videogame developer/ publisher is using/abusing a real life war related subject for marketing purpose…that IS pretty disturbing imo.

    @5: problem is that they support the us vets. these are the attacking foces most of the time, invading countries for nothing most of the time: vietnam, irak just to name some.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. polygem

    i don´t think we don´t need the militatry. there are things happening where people need military support, like the genocide 1994 in ruanda for example – where the us did not intervene by the way – even though they should have done that. military is imo 4 exactly such incidents and for self defence and NOTHING else…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Fin

    Relax guys – I’m all for flamewars related to games, but I don’t need no politics/soapboxes on VG247.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    You’re an idiot polygem. The only soldiers who ever had the privilege to decide which country to invade are the ones who made themselves dictators.

    That doesn’t apply in any way to the vast majority of countries that make up the current western coalitions.

    A soldier is employed on the same basis as a teacher, a police officer or a social worker – To serve the society. You might not like that part of your own society, but being a fanatic and wanting those people to suffer more than they might already be, is just perverse self-indulgent hypocrisy, coming from a person that actually pretends to care about human beings.

    Giving money to veterans has absolutely nothing to do with supporting military action, unlike the taxes you pay every month. Nobody’s buying bullets, nobody’s buying weapons, nobody’s enabling military operations. They’re simply trying to make up for the countrys shortcomings in taking care of its – and by association – our soldiers.

    They help people get jobs and proper treatment. Someone proclaiming to have “humanist” values, like your typical idiot hippie, being against something like that, says a lot for that entire movement not being based on any kind of actual tolerance or compassion, and more about it being founded on the kind of complete ignorance and irrational hatred, that may allow a person to place the responsibility for a war, which is initiated, controlled and sustained solely by elected officials, on the soldiers themselves.

    If a measure like that may help educate people a little, then that is obviously sorely needed.

    #10 3 years ago

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