Call of Duty Con to Benefit Soldiers
by Kara Kaloplastos
In May, Activision announced Call of Duty XP 2011, a convention to celebrate the game’s community. The event is right around the corner, September 2-3, and will serve as an introduction to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer mode. The convention will be held in Los Angeles and tickets, which went on sale this past Tuesday, are $150. Over 6,000 fans will be present, but this is not simply a good marketing scheme.
All tickets sales will go to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help veterans transition to civilian life, find work, and establish careers after serving. Now isn’t that nice? Those who attend can expect not only to have an awesome COD-filled weekend, but indulge in the fact that they will be supporting those who work so hard to protect the country they live in. In addition, the convention will feature a paintball fight on a life-sized COD multiplayer map. There will also be a $1 million dollar tournament and an on-site COD armory and museum.