Activision Announces The Return Of Call Of Duty XP

The Call of Duty XP event returns this September, centered around the Call of Duty World League Championship. 

The mysterious black letter that was sent out to YouTubers yesterday has finally been opened. Inside the envelope is a Call of Duty XP invite for September 2nd through the 4th. This fan-inspired Call of Duty celebration will feature the multiplayer reveal of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with attendees being among the first in the world to play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombies, Modern Warfare Remastered, Black Ops 3's DLC 4 and Infinite Warfare Multiplayer. Call of Duty XP will also feature Nuketown Paintball, Zombies Laser Tag, and a Call of Duty-inspired PlayStation VR Experience.

Call of Duty XP will be centered around the much-anticipated culmination of the Call of Duty World League Championship. 32 teams will be competing for a 2 million dollar prize pool, the largest in Call of Duty history. Those unable to attend the event in person can watch all the action unfold in the Black Ops 3 Live Event viewer on Playstation 4, or on callofduty.com.

Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher Relations for Sony Interactive Entertainment America, released the following statement about the event:

“As a presenting partner of the Call of Duty World League, it’s been exciting to watch these talented teams compete and we’re looking forward to the culmination of the tournament during the Call of Duty Championship. We’re also thrilled to be bringing PlayStation VR to the amazing lineup of event activities, where fans will experience the thrill of piloting their own Jackal fighter jet. We’re proud to partner with Activision and Call of Duty on the return of this historic fan celebration and this can’t miss Call of Duty community gathering.”

Select events from Call of Duty XP will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, also released a statement:

"Fans will be able to see and play more hands-on content and reveals in one place than we've ever had, from Infinite Warfare to Modern Warfare Remastered to Black Ops III DLC. Plus, there will be an off-the-charts list of Call of Duty inspired activities that you can't experience anywhere else."

2011 saw the last Call of Duty XP event, as Infinity Ward showcased Modern Warfare 3 with a life-size paintball version of Scrapyard, a $1,000,000 tournament, and a Kanye concert.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Reveal

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer reveal will kick off the event on September 2nd. Details are scarce, but we do know that it will feature a chain-based movement system similar to Black Ops 3.

Call of Duty XP Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale June 11th, 10:00am (PDT) are available in three tiers.

  • Enlisted Ticket: $49 - General Admission seating for three days of the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4 and access to Call of Duty XP gameplay and activities
  • Veteran Ticket: $129 - General Admission seating for three days of the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, access to Call of Duty XP gameplay and activities, the $80 digital Legacy edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and a Care Package with exclusive Call of Duty XP swag
  • Prestige Ticket: $199 - Scheduled activities and gameplay, VIP line for activities and gameplay, Player Meet and Greets, access to the VIP lounge, parking pass, premium seating for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer reveal and Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, a $100 Digital Deluxe version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and a Care Package with exclusive Call of Duty XP swag.

All tickets will include an exclusive Calling Card and weapon camo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Opshead has been calling for the return of Call of Duty XP, so this is fantastic news for all Call of Duty fans. We also have some thoughts on who should fill the Mountain Dew sized hole in the promotional lineup, maybe they'll make their debut at the XP event.

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