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Black Ops Cold War to feature unified progression system

Published: 30/Sep/2020 23:45

by Tanner Pierce


Activision and Treyarch have announced that Black Ops Cold War will feature a unified progression system across both the multiplayer portion of the game and the Zombies experience.

Progression is one of the most important systems in a Call of Duty game. How fast you earn new content – and more importantly, how you earn that content – is incredibly noteworthy, because it can help determine whether or not the game will ultimately be fun to play.

Progression in Black Ops Cold War is a subject that’s been on fans’ minds for a while now, with some people wondering if the famous Prestige system, which allows you to reset your rank in return for some rewards, will be returning to the game. While we don’t have an answer to that yet, Treyarch did share one detail about the progression system earlier.

Activision has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will have unified progression across all modes for both normal levels and the battle pass.

During the developer’s Zombies mode reveal, Treyarch confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature a unified progression system across all modes in the game. This means that your level will be the same in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

The best part about this is that it also correlates with the game’s battle pass system, so no matter what mode your playing, you’ll be earning XP towards that stream of content, as well.

During Black Ops 4, players weren’t able to earn XP for their battle pass (then called the Black Market Tier system) while playing Zombies, so this is a welcome addition for sure.

Despite this news, we still don’t have the fine details about the progression system itself, including whether or not prestige is returning.

As previously mentioned, this is no where near an extensive breakdown of how full progression is going to work and, in some aspects, this raises even more questions.

For example, if progression is going to be the same across all modes, will it be slowed down so as in order to make the experience last longer?

These queries and more will surely be answered over the next few weeks so keep it locked to @DexertoIntel to find out when it happens.

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Black Ops Cold War leaderboard bug completely crashes the game

Published: 17/Nov/2020 16:01

by Jacob Hale


A bug in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is causing the game to crash if players attempt to look at their leaderboards.

For many players, leaderboards are incredibly important: they let you see how you rank against your friends and the wider Call of Duty playerbase, comparing stats and seeing where you excel or where you could improve.

So, if you have attempted to take a look at your own or a friend’s stats in Black Ops Cold War, you’ve likely encountered some bugs, including your game crashing completely.

Here’s what we know so far, and how you can see your stats without leaderboards.

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Black Ops Cold War has already racked up a huge playerbase, as expected — but there are some issues.

Leaderboards crashing Black Ops Cold War

In some cases, players are reporting that the leaderboards are simply showing nothing — no friends or global leaderboards, instead just an empty screen with no data.

Obviously, this is frustrating, but you could expect that before long, it will start to be a populated list that properly follows developments in players’ CoD careers as they play.

However, some players are reporting that the issue is far bigger than simply a leaderboard with no information, and it’s actually causing players’ games to crash when attempting to access them.

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Leaderboards are causing games to crash.

How to view Black Ops Cold War leaderboards

Of course, there are some solutions for players to take advantage of while waiting for leaderboard issues to subside.

The first is the Call of Duty Companion App, in which you can sign in to your Activision account and track your and your friends’ performances.

Alternatively, you can use Tracker Network, which compiles all of your data across multiple games, including Black Ops Cold War. All you have to do is put in your username or Activision ID and it will return a bunch of stats, sometimes even more in-depth than even those you can get in-game.

So, while leaderboards are off-limits and potentially game-breaking, your best bet is to avoid them and take advantage of one of the available alternatives.