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How to play Trials in Modern Warfare: rules, objectives, rewards, more

Published: 30/Oct/2019 0:38 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 5:52

by Brad Norton


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have added new ‘Trials’ to Modern Warfare, giving players who reach Level 55 an additional way to earn experience.

Modern Warfare has strayed away from the traditional Call of Duty game model in a lot of ways, one of them being the progression system.

Unlike almost every other CoD title before it, Modern Warfare does not offer players an option to prestige, instead automatically upgrades their rank as they continue to level up.

The first checkpoint is Level 55, after which players enter a new set of ranks called Officer ranks, which also grants them access to the new Trials that went live on October 29.

You can find everything you need to know about Trials below, including how to play them, the rules and objectives, what rewards they offer, and more.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareA first look at the Trials system in-game.

For starters, Trials is a separate feature to multiplayer entirely. Rather than playing online in a competitive match, the new function tests your skills in crash course. 

Similar to the introductory level in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, this new system will put you through a timed event where you must shoot your way through “the course as fast as possible while clearing all enemy targets and avoiding civilian casualties.” 

Players with the fastest completion times will be rewarded with the most experience. Ranging from 10,000XP for a sub-40-second finish, to 5,000XP for a 90-second run.

While the only current Trial in the game is titled ‘Gun Course,’ it remains to be seen if challenges will vary on a daily or weekly rotations. Similarly, this Trial outlines the use of Close Quarters Combat weaponry, meaning that we could see long-distance variants in the near future.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareA first for the Call of Duty series, there is no way to reset your rank once you hit level 55.

In order to access Trials,  players will need to reach level 55 and then accumulate tickets. Tickets are earned through typical multiplayer progression and will net you three attempts at setting a record pace in any given Trial. 

A unique method of gaining experience, Trials also seem like a great way to refine your skills with load-outs you might often neglect.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton


Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.