If you are a massive Call of Duty fan, then I think we have some exciting news that you will definitely want to take notice of. Activision has just announced a special two-day fanfest called Call of Duty XP 2011, which the video game publisher has dubbed ‘the ultimate Call of Duty experience.’ The event is due to take place on the 2nd and 3rd September, and will be held at a 12-acre compound in Los Angeles, California.
According to Robert Purchese over at eurogamer.net, the tickets will be on sale as from 19th July, and will be priced up at $150. There are a total of 6000 tickets to be had, and can be purchased by people outside of the United States and Canada as well as people that live within. However, only two-day passes will be available and only people aged 18 and over will be allowed to attend the event.
The massive 12-acre compound will provide Activision with enough space to recreate the atmosphere of the hugely popular video game series. Not only will attendees be able to participate in a paintball battle in a life-size recreation of the Scrapyard map from the Modern Warfare 2 game, but they will also be able to eat a burger at the Burger Town fast food joint and try out ‘The Pit’ timed assault course.
What’s even more exciting is the fact that those who attend will even be able to play the much-anticipated Modern Warfare 3 game. Activision will also be providing fans with a little more insight into Call of Duty: Elite. There will also be an extensive armory on display, so fans can see the real-life weapons of the series. Fans will also have the chance to compete for prizes in a number of different multiplayer competitions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops players will also be given the opportunity to participate in a special 32-team, single elimination bracket tournament with 4 players per team, for a chance to walk away with a share of $1 million. The Call of Duty XP 2011 event will also include developer panels, musical performances, keynotes and conferences. All the money from ticket sales will go to the Call of Duty Endowment Charity, which helps war veterans readjust to civilian life.
Microsoft has signed the Xbox 360 as the exclusive console partner of the Call of Duty XP 2011 event, so those that can’t attend will be able to watch it via Xbox Live. People will also be able to watch the event on websites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. You can read more over at the callofduty.com website. Would you like to attend the Call of Duty XP 2011 expo?