Frequently Asked Questions

What is Call of Duty® XP?

Call of Duty XP is the premiere live fan experience for Call of Duty gamers at every skill level. Attendees will witness the global reveal of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 multiplayer and get first crack at the title, which releases this November. Also debuting is Modern Warfare 3's new Spec Ops survival mode and the feature-complete version of Call of Duty® Elite. Ticketholders can participate in numerous gaming challenges and Call of Duty-inspired live action-experiences, and enjoy live musical performances from The Dropkick Murphys and superstar Kanye West. XP will also host the finals of the $1 Million Tournament presented by Activision and Xbox 360®.

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When and where is Call of Duty XP?

The event will take place September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the Call of Duty XP compound, a massive installation in Playa Vista, California in the heart of Los Angeles. The compound address is 5600 Campus Center Drive, Playa Vista, California, 90094, USA.

How much does a Call of Duty XP ticket cost?

Tickets are $150 each, with 100% of ticket sales going to the Call of Duty® Endowment a non-profit organization which seeks to help veterans find work and establish careers as they transition back to civilian life.

What is included with each ticket?

Every Call of Duty XP ticket is a two-day event pass that includes access to all presentations, gaming competitions, activities, developer panels, live entertainment and much more. All ticketholders will also receive a voucher for a free copy of Modern Warfare 3: Hardened edition upon release and an exclusive Call of Duty goodie bag. There are no single-day tickets for Call of Duty XP. Food and merchandise will be available onsite for an additional charge.

How do I participate in The Call of Duty $1 Million Tournament Presented by Xbox 360?

Thirty-two four-man teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket tournament for $1 million in cash and prizes. The top eight teams will be in the money, and the tournament will be contested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. Players may pre-qualify online in the U.S. and internationally by showcasing their skills in Call of Duty®: Black Ops. Four slots in the tournament bracket will be filled onsite at Call of Duty XP. Please visit the Tournament section for more information.

Aside from the $1 Million Tournament, will I have other opportunities to compete at Call of Duty XP?

Absolutely. Attendees of all skill levels may compete for prizes in a variety of free-for-all, king-of-the-hill, Zombies, Spec Ops and team-based multiplayer competitions. There is no additional cost to participate and you may play as often as you like.

I can't attend. Will I be able to follow the action online?

Call of Duty XP is for all our fans, not just those lucky enough to attend in person. Please visit this site on September 2nd for details on live event coverage.

Are one-day tickets available or just two-day passes?

All tickets are valid for both days, and you will not want to miss either. No single-day tickets will be sold.

Do I have to be a certain age to attend?

Yes, all attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

Can I take my video camera/camcorder to the event?

Yes, however filming may be restricted in certain areas.

Can I take my computer/laptop/console to the event?

No, desktop computers, laptops, consoles and electronic storage devices are not allowed inside the event.

Is Call of Duty XP open to attendees outside the US and Canada?

Yes. International attendees may participate in online ticket sales.

What should I do to arrange hotel accommodations and transportation?

Convenient hotel and travel packages are listed through the travel page.

What are the hours of Call of Duty XP?

Call of Duty XP takes place September 2nd and 3rd from 10am to 10pm both days. Entertainment and events are scheduled throughout. Most multiplayer gaming challenges and other activities run from 11am to 7:30pm.

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When and where do I pick up my attendee wristband?

Instructions will be communicated once tickets are purchased.

Will Call of Duty XP feature live music and entertainment?

The event features live performances both nights at 8pm. Celtic punk veterans The Dropkick Murphys will play on the XP main stage on Friday evening, and hip-hop legend Kanye West will headline on Saturday.

Which platforms will be available at Call of Duty XP?

Xbox 360 is the exclusive console partner of Call of Duty XP.

Will merchandise be on sale at the event?

Absolutely. Attendees will have access to exclusive merchandise created just for Call of Duty XP.

Are you really recreating a Call of Duty multiplayer map for paintball?

Yes. Yes we are.

Can I bring my own paintball gear?

No. All paintball equipment, supplies and protective attire will be provided on site at no additional charge.

How will I know when to check back for information?

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Can I dress up?

Attendees are welcome to arrive in costume and show their Call of Duty colors, but mock—or real—weapons of any kind are expressly prohibited.