In a shrewd move, Activision and Infinity Ward have announced a double XP weekend for Modern Warfare 3 across all the platforms to celebrate the launch of Collection 1 for PlayStation 3. The weekend will start at 2am PST/5am EST on Friday 20th April on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The MW3 Collection 1 will be available for non-premium Elite members on PS3. The pack features four multiplayer maps, Piazza, Liberation, Overwatch and Black Box on top of which there are two special ops missions, Negotiator and Black Ice. With today being the alleged day for the protest organized by fans of the game, the move proves to be a very shrewd one. The protest in question entails a large group of Modern Warfare 3 players blanking the servers and not showing up at all. If you were going to attend the ‘Blackout’ protest, do let us know how you feel now that you know that it coincides with a double XP weekend.

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