Call of Duty

Modern Warfare bug is stopping players from earning XP, camos & more

Published: 26/Dec/2019 9:10

by Jacob Hale


A new bug found in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during the Christmas period has left fans astounded as they’re unable to rank up or make progress in-game.

Modern Warfare has faced some criticism for a number of issues since launch in October 2019, but an inability to progress, earn XP, complete challenges and level up camos may be enough for some fans to get seriously annoyed.

Much of the player base enjoys completing challenges and unlocking new cosmetics for their weapons, so this bug, if persistent, could halt some players’ grinds to complete the game in its entirety.

Reddit: Simplex1911The Damascus camo is the highest-level camo unlock in the game, requiring mastery of every single weapon.

Posting to Reddit on December 25, 2019, a number of users reported issues upgrading their weapon camos and earning XP after matches, with many claiming that they were receiving no progression at all regardless of how many games they played.

One user posted a short video, in which you can see he earned over 8,000 score but made no XP progression on his general level or even on the battle pass, which players have to spend money on to get.

Though the video evidence doesn’t prove that camos are not being earned, the poster and many users of the subreddit are reporting that their camo progress is non-existent with the current bug.

No xp earned, no camos, no mission & challenges. Anyone else experiencing this? [sorry for the shitty quality] from r/modernwarfare

Shortly after publishing the post received a lot of support and players experiencing the same issues, with one user saying “My whole lobby of 5 just had this for 2 games of hardcore Shoot the Ship. Nothing has been registering.”

Another commenter simply believes the bug has ruined the game for them, saying: “Same way for me, no point in playing if you don’t get any XP/camo challenges counting.”

One player believes it is a server issue and will likely be fixed within 24 hours. They said: “My guess is it’s a server issue and not connecting to your Activision account properly. Same thing happened in Apex [Legends] towards the beginning and everything was resolved without loss within 24hrs.”

Despite the persistence of this bug, a number of players have suggested that their progression issues are being resolved, be it after they play a few games or after a certain amount of time.

One user said that theirs is “all back to normal,” while another reported that their rank “came back mid-game.”

Regardless, based on the new posts rolling into the subreddit, a lot of players are still experiencing issues with progression.

It’s not yet clear what is causing this XP progression bug, but like one player said, other games have experienced this and they’ll likely get it fixed in due course and give everyone the progress that they’ve lost so far.

Whether the devs know yet isn’t known, but we imagine a fix can’t be too far away.

Call of Duty

Why H3CZ doesn’t see LA Thieves as OpTic’s biggest CDL rival

Published: 20/Jan/2021 3:23

by Brad Norton


While the OpTic Chicago and Los Angeles Thieves matchup has the Call of Duty scene salivating, it won’t be the Green Wall’s biggest rivalry in the 2021 season, according to CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

With the history between H3CZ and Thieves owner Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, it’s easy for fans to hype up their first CDL showdown. They may be close friends outside the game, but both are gunning for that top spot in the league.

Given the Thieves are a brand new force for the 2021 season, viewers are excited to see them in action. Fans even voted OpTic to be their very first opponents in the upcoming CDL Kickoff Classic.

Despite the anticipation, however, H3CZ doesn’t buy into the rivalry. “Do you think that’s going to be your team’s biggest rival this year?” Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler asked during a January 19 interview. “No,” H3CZ bluntly replied.

Nadeshot next to the Los Angeles Thieves logo
LA Thieves
The Thieves’ first showdown with the Green Wall is sure to be a spectacle, though H3CZ doesn’t buy into the rivalry.

“I get it. I get we’re trying to hype this thing up,” he admitted. Though H3CZ would rather see the league’s biggest feuds grow “organically.” Rather than immediately lining the Thieves up as their top challenger due to history outside of the game, he’d rather see narratives emerge from within.

“I just don’t think Call of Duty needs the added extra. Storylines are going to develop from the beginning.”

Instead, H3CZ doubled down on a stance he made clear back in December. “Everyone that doesn’t say FaZe or Empire is their number one rivalry is just playing for the crowd,” he explained.

To be the best, OpTic has to beat the best and that’s just what H3CZ intends for the Chicago lineup to achieve in 2021. “Everybody here is going after Empire, period. If you’re not gunning after the champions… I don’t know.”

The relevant topic begins at the 14:00 mark below.

Trying to force a major beef between the Green Wall and the Thieves is simply “too WWE,” according to H3CZ. “For people to be like ‘oh, it’s Nadeshot vs H3CZ,’ we’re not those dudes.”

So while the matchup might be intense when these two juggernauts first collide on January 24, don’t expect to see any wild trash talk from either owner. Empire and FaZe are the true rivals for OpTic in 2021, according to H3CZ.