One of the highlight’s of the Call of Duty XP convention was its paintball field recreation of “Scrapyard”, one of the multiplayer maps featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I took a few stinging paintballs to the thigh and bicep for your enjoyment, if you couldn’t make it to Los Angeles this past weekend.
Armed with one paintball gun, some light protection and a GoPro Hero helmet camera — provided by the fine folks at GoPro, thank you very much — mounted to my chest, I ran the “Scrapyard” course for one game of real-life Domination that lasted about seven minutes. Five minutes of that session allowed for infinite respawns, with the last two minutes “sudden death” for Team Black and Team Khaki.
As you watch the above video, keep a few things in mind: we totally kicked arse; I was shot at least six times, hence my frequent trips to the red “respawn point”; yes, I really should have mounted that GoPro on my head, not directly behind my gun; people lined up for hours to experience this Call of Duty recreation and for good reason — it was a hell of a lot of fun.
Take a look at the pint-sized “Scrapyard” recreated for Call of Duty XP above and pray that Activision has the good sense to do this again next year — only bigger.