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Call of Duty community frustrated over Modern Warfare double XP tokens

by Brad Norton
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Dedicated Modern Warfare players are fired up over the surprising wastefulness of limited-time Double XP tokens in the latest Call of Duty title. 

Outside of dedicated Double XP weekends throughout Infinity Ward’s latest, the only way to rapidly increase your experience gains is through Double XP tokens that apply for a set amount of time.

From 30 minutes of double weapon experience to 45 minutes of overall gains, these rare tokens begin to count down from the second they are activated.

Players sinking time into Modern Warfare were already upset at the fact that these tokens would countdown while sitting in lobbies for instance. New discoveries have further aggravated the situation however and the Call of Duty community appears beyond frustrated.

Infinity Ward - Modern Warfare
Infinity Ward - Modern Warfare
A look at verious experience tokens in Modern Warfare.

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45 minutes of doubled experience sounds all well and good on paper, however recent experiences from dedicated players have uncovered that this 45-minute window is not entirely beneficial. 

Throughout various posts on December 4, Reddit users underscored their frustrations and raised awareness of extraneous factors that can completely waste the limited dobule XP time. 

“And this is why Double XP tokens should only countdown while in a match,” Reddit user ‘JSnayy’ explained upon sharing an image of an error code wasting away the remaining time of his doubled experience.

Similarly, it turns out that Double XP tokens also count down while the game is updating. An unfortunate discovery that hit Reddit user ‘just-here-for-gold’ happened upon after having utilized a rare one-hour token. 

A 2.34GB update to download and install Version 1.11 of Modern Warfare came at the expense of the most lucrative Doble XP token in the game for this extremely unlucky player.

Pleading change from Infinity Ward, the Call of Duty community vocalized their concerns and outlined how there’s little to no logic behind the current functionality of Double XP tokens in Modern Warfare.

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“I never understood why it counted down in real-time,” Reddit user ‘crazydave33’ expressed. “It makes no sense because when you're sitting in a lobby waiting for the games to load up...no one is earning any XP. So what's the point to making it count down? With an hour XP token, you're lucky if you even get 30 mins of gameplay time before that sh*t expires.”

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With the introduction of Season One on December 3, a new Battle Pass system was implemented for the first time in Call of Duty history meaning that there is more content to unlock through XP gains and challenges than ever before.

As experience is so remarkably valuable and Double XP tokens leave a lot to be desired, here’s a rundown on how to level up quickly in Modern Warfare.