Call of Duty diehards are in for a real treat as gaming giant Activision hosts the first ever Call of Duty expo! You heard it right; the two day event will take place over Memorial Day weekend, that’s September 2nd and 3rd, where a little over 6000 COD fans will be able to participate in a plethora of activities.
At the expo, call of duty fans will finally be able to test out what Modern Warfare 3 has to offer, as they will be able to play both the multiplayer and spec ops modes; they will also be able to try out the new Call of Duty Elite social network. And for those who do exceptionally well in Call of Duty, a one million dollar tournament will be held on the 12-acre grounds. Qualification will begin via regional Black Ops tournaments, and onsite registration will also be available.
Among the testing of this new software, Modern Warfare 2 sites will be recreated at the expo. Sites such as the Burger Town and the Pit will be available for customers. The Pit site will allow for users to test their speed, just as they did in the beginning of Modern Warfare 2; whereas Burger Town will be restaurant. Amid these popular locations, attendees will be able to partake in a paintball tournament inside the “Scrapyard” location.
Activision Publishing CEO had this to say about the upcoming event: “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, 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.”
The event will take place in Los Angeles California on September 2 and 3, 2011. Ticket prices will be $150 per person with 100% of the money received will go straight to Call of Duty’s non-profit group, titled “Endowment”. The group “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.”