Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 available for pre-purchase on Steam

Hype builds as the first CoD convention descends on LA this weekend

Valve and Infinity Ward announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be joining the rest of the CoD family on Steam for its world-wide release on Nov 8. The best-selling shooter is already available for pre-purchase for $59.99 via the electronic storefront, but regardless of how you buy a PC version of Modern Warfare 3 (digitally or physically), it will come with all the standard Steam fare, including Achievements and auto-updating.

Another way to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is by attending the first ever Call of Duty XP convention this weekend. Two-day passes are a somewhat hefty $150, but and anyone who goes will receive copy of Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition when the game hits stores.

The event will host a Modern Warfare 3 tournament “featuring an unprecedented $1 million in cash and prizes” (a lot like the recent $1 million DotA 2) that will showcase the game in front of thousands of fans as 32 elite teams of four battle it out. Attendees who don't participate (i.e. most of us) will still be treated to performances from Kanye West and the Dropkick Murphys, so all isn't lost if you aren't in the top 0.001 percent of CoD players.

If you can't make it to Call of Duty XP (or you'd rather get the game via Steam), you can rely on us. We'll be there to tell you about everything cool that happens.

Aug 30, 2011

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