news\ Oct 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Gear Up for CoD Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 Double XP Weekend


For the first time in history, two Call of Duty games will simultaneously allow players to earn double the normal experience points this weekend.  In celebration of the upcoming Modern Warfare 3's Prestige Shop, CoD Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 will both feature double xp for the weekend.  While Activision hasn't blatantly come out and say it, it's safe to assume this is an attempt to steal some thunder from arch-enemy, Battlefield 3, which launched today.

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling recently gave an in-depth explanation of Modern Warfare 3's Prestige Mode.  In the Facebook video, Bowling explained that every time you prestige in MW3, you'll get a "prestige token" which can be used to unlock things like an extra custom class, or allow you to "choose one piece of gear from your custom class to keep unlocked from rank 1 of future prestiges."

Players who plan on prestiging in Modern Warfare 3 might find it interesting that anyone who has prestiged in Modern Warfare, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, or Black Ops will receive associated day-one prestige tokens to spend in Modern Warfare 3 on launch day.  That should definitely give incentive to take full advantage of this double xp weekend.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch on November 8 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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