Few game franchises can swing their own convention. Then again, few franchises are Call of Duty. Call of Duty XP 2011 will host 6,000-plus fanatics on Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles, California, offering them the chance to be the first to play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer’s Spec Ops survival co-op mode, try out the new Elite online service, attend discussion panels and Q&A sessions with the developers, check out an onsite armory and museum, paintball on a life-sized multiplayer map, and participate in an actual speed-run of Modern Warfare 2’s The Pit. A $1 million tournament will also take place for Black Ops, with qualifying taking place through regional promotions and competitions, as well as at the event via “select, on-site/at-large qualifications.”
Two-day passes will go on sale on July 19 for $150, with 100% of ticket sales going to The Call of Duty Endowment. The Call of Duty Endowment is “a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help veterans transition to civilian life, find work and establish careers, and assist other organizations that provide career training and job placement for veterans.” Fans unable to make the event will be able to watch TV and web streams, and live vicariously through the photos posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Official Site: CallofDuty.com – XP 2011