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Infinity Ward issues warning about Modern Warfare ‘rank reset’ bug

Published: 22/Jan/2020 20:19 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 20:58

by Scott Robertson


The massive January 22 update for Modern Warfare, unfortunately, features a serious issue that’s causing player data to become corrupted, forcing players to reset their ranks and unlocks to continue. Infinity Ward has issued a warning advising players on how to avoid having all of their progress reset.

Just days before the official launch of Call of Duty League, the Modern Warfare devs released a huge update that introduced the Crossbow, added additional loadouts, made weapon tuning adjustments, and more. The updated required 48GB of space on PC, 18.4GB on Xbox One, and 13.2GB on PlayStation 4.

However, it appears the patch added more than just fixes and features, as players began sharing screenshots of a very alarming error message that popped up when they loaded in.

The message reads “Your data is corrupt or didn’t download properly. You must reset your rank and unlocks to continue.”

The game presents a Yes or No option. Infinity Ward tweeted out that they are aware of the issue, and advise players not to select either, and to “hard close their application.”

The developers thanked fans for their “patience” while they work on the issue, however the issued warning was met with more frustration than patience, with several players venting that they had already selected one of the options, some calling for more options, and other taking the opportunity to fire shots at the developers.

Some joked that this was an unofficial return of the Prestige system, a feature of previous games that let players reset progress once they maxed out everything.

Activision and Infinity Ward are also collecting the Activision IDs of players who were affected by the reset before the warning was issued. If you were affected, you can respectfully reach out to Sr. Communications Manager Ashton Williams with your ID.

The actual update itself added the Crossbow weapon to the game, made a number of weapon balance changes, changed a rule in Domination regarding capturing flags, nullified headshot damage, and more.

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The new Modern Warfare crossbow in action.

Modern Warfare is no stranger to weird bugs and glitches, and while this one potentially has more serious ramifications than previous ones, the developers are typically quick when it comes to resolving them.

This is a developing story we will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.