The Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles gave attendees the first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer details
, as well as tournaments, real-life map recreations, and more. We were also treated to details of the upcoming limited Hardened Edition.
Here's what's inside:
-Modern Warfare 3 game with unique disc art
-1 year Call of Duty Elite Premium Membership, which includes all future Call of Duty MW3 downloadable content (including map packs)
-Special Founder status in Call of Duty Elite. Includes a special in-game emblem, playercard, weapon camo, clan XP boost, and more exclusive benefits
-Exclusive Special Ops Juggernaut Xbox Live avatar outfit
-Limited Edition, 100-page collectible field journal chronicling the entire saga with authentic military sketches, diagrams, and written entries
-All in a collectible steelbook case
The Hardened Edition will set you back $99.99. The Call of Duty Elite
Premium membership is valued at $49.99/year alone, so it's up to the consumers to decide if the Hardened Edition with its one year of Elite included, Founder status benefits, avatar item, field journal, and steelbook case is worth it. Those holding their breath for a Prestige Edition like in previous Call of Duty
titles may want to exhale, because no details were unveiled, leading us to believe that no such edition is in the works, and at this point, it looks like the Standard and Hardened Editions will be the only ones for MW3.
Speaking of Call of Duty Elite
, Activision has taken to the XP event to detail everything you get in both the Free and Premium versions of Call of Duty Elite
:Call of Duty Elite (Free)
Call of Duty Elite (Premium)
-Career Player Profile (Compare 1000's of stats, bests, trends from Black Ops, MW3, and future titles)
-Public Groups and Private Clans
-HD Video Sharing
-Call of Duty Elite Apps (on your iPhone, iPad, Android, and Xbox 360)
-and much more
-All the Free features
-Daily Competition with Prizes
-Level Up Your Clan (earn in-game tags and emblems in tournaments and leagues. Earn Double XP and level up with operations and challenges)
-Pro Analysis & Strategy (expert analysis of weapons, maps, modes)
-Call of Duty Elite TV (exclusive episodic entertainment from top talent)
-and much more
As mentioned, Call of Duty Elite
Premium will be $49.99/year OR included with MW3 Hardened Edition. You get the main bullet points above, but you can check out the "much more" from the official Call of Duty site
Lastly, we have a couple new trailers for MW3. The first is is "Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish", a live-action short film where Soap recalls one of his most memorable Task Force 141 missions. Activision was so impressed with the fan-made original "Find Makarov", they commissioned creative studio We Can Pretend to do another:
Lastly, we have new multiplayer footage with the "Tango Down" trailer.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
releases November 8th, 2011.