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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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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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