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Enjoy Double XP for Call of Duty: Black Ops This Weekend – Only on PS3

Dan Amrich's Avatar + Posted by Dan Amrich on May 19, 2011 // Community Manager, Activision

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Leo Tolstoy once said, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Ask any PlayStation gamer who missed out on the Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP weekend a few weeks ago, and they’ll tell you: Leo knew what he was talking about. While other platforms soaked up the extra experience points, PS3 gamers had to hang in there while PlayStation put everything in order behind the scenes. In cases like that, patience isn’t a virtue — patience is a pain in the butt.

As the double-XP date loomed nearer, more and more PlayStation gamers wondered if they’d be able to take part in the festivities, and Treyarch – developer of Black Ops – swore to fans that they would not be forgotten. This weekend, they’re quickly making good on that promise, with a double-XP period that lasts from this Friday, May 20th at 10am all the way through the weekend and beyond – the good stuff keeps coming until 10am on Tuesday the 24th. What’s more, that’s going to be even sweeter thanks to a Nuketown 24/7 playlist that’s being added just for the event. Nuketown is my favorite map because it’s small and chaotic – and the close confines often result in high kill counts, which can really push you to the next level of Prestige in a hurry during a bonus XP weekend. It’s a fast, intense map – but don’t let that stop you from uncovering some of Nuketown’s hidden secrets.

So if the two most powerful warriors are patience and time…well, you’ve been patient, and it took some time. This weekend, enjoy being the warrior.

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+ blue4256 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

YEA double XP!!!!


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+ get_thisordie on May 19th, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

first


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+ darr10ell on May 19th, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

i am so goin to rank up faster


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+ Rick1220 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:12 pm said:

Why don’t we get QUAD XP?!


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

    Hey now. Let’s stay safe.


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+ xWaanted on May 19th, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

When are we going to get the snipping patch ?


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+ Fox-Hound–1 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

Black ops sucks


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+ Spinout209 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

When do we get the competitive playlist patch?


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+ Fox-Hound–1 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Black ops sucks *RUN*


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

    To each their own, man — play whatever makes you happy. But you’ll have a hard time saying this is a bad thing for people who dig the game. :)


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+ Fox-Hound–1 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

Sorry dan, i was kidding


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+ money123451 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

hek ya


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+ jvasq on May 19th, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

i like this very much. i disklike fox hound #8


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+ JamesL007 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Thank You!!! I love Nuketown and yeah most of my friends love the chaos and all that Thank You so much for all this can’t wait to get my prestige going again and whack some havoc on Nuketown too!!!

Again Thank YOU!!!!


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+ NININGER on May 19th, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Sweet!


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+ cman199 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

4 reasons why not to play black opes…

1) Killzone 3
2) Socom 4
3) MAG
4) All the games abuv r move compatible with the sharpshooter

Sharpshooter = hardcore gameplay

Black ops has nothing


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:41 pm said:

    I love light gun games — I basically grew up in arcades, and during my honeymoon, we kicked off every day with a round of Virtua Cop — but I would not say that games that are not compatible with Move have “nothing”…!


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+ Spinout209 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:27 pm said:

Also, can you guys fix the glitch on Havana where Care Packages can get stuck on top of the army truck in the middle of the street. It looks as if it’s floating. Search Spinout209 Black Ops on youtube to see what I’m talking about


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+ supercubanito on May 19th, 2011 at 4:27 pm said:

awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Moosehole on May 19th, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

I stopped playing Black Ops a couple months ago, but I just wanted to say thanks for doing this for the PS3 crowd. It is much appreciated.

Maybe I’ll hop on for a bit this weekend…


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+ Buckis2002 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

xbox live people need to learn that paying a ton of cash doesn’t stop ps3 fans from being awsomer than them at black ops


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+ arkard1000 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

modnation double XP please!


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+ Mobius2525 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

So i guess the PS store will be up soon huh? I just hope my $147 is still in my account.


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+ Spinout209 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

#14 – Using the Sharpshooter doesn’t make it hardcore gameplay. It might make for a more enjoyable session, but I wouldn’t say it’s more hardcore than games that do not use the sharpshooter. Also, Black Ops actually does have something. They have the Pro Circuit for MLG. Next one is in Columbus Ohio in June where a Team of 4 will walk away with a $25,000 prize and a trophy.


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+ Zz-triniboi-zZ on May 19th, 2011 at 4:32 pm said:

WHEN DO WE GET THE 1.08 BLACK OPS PATCH?


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+ Spinout209 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:32 pm said:

#19 – I heard it’s suppose to be back on the 24th and that week will have 2 or 3 store updates. I hope it’s true, I jsut want me free games and PSN+ stuff.


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+ brettzilla97 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:33 pm said:

When is the new map pack coming out for us PS3 users Dan?


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:42 pm said:

    No firm date yet. The Store is still unavailable, so until that comes back up, I don’t expect to hear a specific date. Give ‘em a little more time to put things back in place.


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+ killer4327 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:33 pm said:

what the f im not goin to have all the maps cuz i just got my system back from service (s#*t)


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+ Mobius2525 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:36 pm said:

@ Spinout209 Thank for the info i just wish we had more choices of the free games to choose from i already have most of the games on that list.


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+ RichieAppel on May 19th, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

Ball of Dookie: Whack Ops


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:44 pm said:

    Really? I’m not offended, but I’m not impressed, either. :)


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+ Blackstar131 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:38 pm said:

woot


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+ Kavewoman48 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:38 pm said:

@ Dan Amrich

Excellent news only one problem…..what’s going to happen for those of us that are unable to play because the log in site to reset our passwords is down for maintence?


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:43 pm said:

    I do believe Sony is looking into that for you. Keep your eyes on the blog for news updates on that.


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+ i_like_toast on May 19th, 2011 at 4:39 pm said:

not a FPS gamer, but it’s good to hear companies that have no obligation doing the right thing.

Treyarch /Activision give yourself one pat on the back …aw hell make it two ^.^;


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+ CRAZY_KIDD_10 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

yes!


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+ sharpshooter0318 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

Woo!


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+ mojo2029 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

im glad we get nuketown 24/7 that is a sweet mode!!!!


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+ HeavenlySnipesx on May 19th, 2011 at 4:43 pm said:

Well Killzone 3 has a double XP weekend same time so….


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 4:43 pm said:

    …so it sounds like a busy weekend for you. :)


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+ mojo2029 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:46 pm said:

why can’t we have nuketown 24/7 all the time?


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+ mojo2029 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

@ Dan Amrich
I hope they make this a perminent mode


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+ nino1911 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

DAMIT I wish I still had Blackops oh well cant wait to win in your contest.


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+ theultimatenub on May 19th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

cool


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+ HaPpYGlmOreMaN on May 19th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

@Dan Amrich

Will the 24/7 nuketown be up forever or just the weekend also will they be giving a quickscoping patch?


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+ JmanH45 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

This is awesome . . . Words do not describe the gratitude of this situation.


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+ K3skating on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

nuketowms secrets so zombie secrets are the only good secrets on black ops


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+ leukoplast on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

Nuketown 24/7, LOL! I would never go into that, but I bet 95% of the BO players during this double XP weekend will be in those lobbies.


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+ mojo2029 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

nuketown 24/7 is only up for 4 days didn’t you read
@ HaPpYGImOreMaN


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+ AzN_BoY_96 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

Why is it called “24/7″ Nuketown if it’s only for the weekend? I mean seriously, last time I checked, 24/7 means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 5:24 pm said:

    Because it’s shorter than “Nuketown All The Time With No Other Maps In The Rotation.”


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+ BrOnCO_fOoTBalL on May 19th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

@ Dan amrich im still waiting for my account to come back up is there a way that you can make the double Xp a litttle longer please and thank you


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+ BIZZY-7- on May 19th, 2011 at 4:59 pm said:

now i wish i dint let my friend borrow this game!


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+ kingsam1327 on May 19th, 2011 at 4:59 pm said:

Quick question the time is in PDT,CDT,or EST??


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    + Dan Amrich on May 19th, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

    The start and end times are 10AM Pacific, as that’s where Treyarch is located, and they are the folks flipping that double XP switch on the servers. Sorry, should have mentioned that in the original post.


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+ IxRUDIxI on May 19th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

Yes Im Happy NOW


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+ riclucas on May 19th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

Hi Dan!

Good to see you on the PS Blog!

I’m also glad to see that Activision stayed true to their promise to look after PS3 players. Even though though I don’t own COD: Black Ops I appreciate and recognise good customer service when I see it.

Thank you!


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+ footballrule on May 19th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

YES! I’m already 15th prestige rank 41, i’ll be able to reach 50 this weekend thanks to double XP. Thanks Treyarch and Activision!


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