Modern Warfare player creates hilarious way to farm Battle Pass XP - Dexerto
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Modern Warfare player creates hilarious way to farm Battle Pass XP

Published: 6/Dec/2019 11:49

by David Purcell


Call of Duty players have been grinding their way through the new Modern Warfare battle pass after it was released on December 3, and already an absolutely hilarious tactic for farming XP has emerged. 

As part of the Season One update, the game’s developers added the first battle pass the video game franchise has ever seen, including over 100 tiers and the opportunity to unlock a whole host of new content.

While the challenge of powering through all of those different tiers might be a task too far for many players, one has come up with an amazing technique using his controller and some everyday household items to keep things moving even when they’re not near their console.

Infinity WardCall of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Season One battle pass is live.

There are a variety of different ways to gain XP and rank up the tiers of your battle pass in Modern Warfare, but one Reddit user, WE_BE_KILLING_THEM, has found a way of potentially exploiting just one way of getting ranked up – squad spawns.

By using a controller, fixed into position using a few different materials, and an oscillating fan with something attached to the base, the fan moves, touches a button and keeps the character moving around in-game.

Therefore, they will not be disconnected due to inactivity. The more they spawn into matches – which the user revealed was always Ground War – the more XP they would harvest for the battle pass.

A great way to unlock stuff for this season. wonder how much I will have in the morning from modernwarfare

A few fellow CoD fans joked in the thread that the player had found one of the best content hacks in history, with one even going as far as saying they were “too dangerous to be left alive,” obviously in jest.

After eight solid hours of seeing the method in action, the creator of this wild farming method revealed that they had gone up a few tiers in the process.

“Did this all day and unlocked 5 tiers (8 hours), most XP I got was 250 from squad spawns,” they posted, attracting a response from another Redditor who claimed challenges were actually the best way of boosting ranks.

RedditWould you do this for eighth hours to get five more battle pass tiers checked off?

WE_BE_KILLING_THEM added: “[The Method] is without a doubt slower [than completing challenges], but it will be happening when I am sleeping.”

Whether or not a number of other players will hop on the bandwagon and put together their own battle pass harvesting concoctions remains to be seen, but it’s fair to say that this is certainly an impressive attempt – even if it’s not exactly tearing up trees in terms of the XP gained.

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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to broken Zombies XP growth

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:03 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 13:07

by Luke Edwards


Treyarch has responded to a new issue that is slowing down Black Ops Cold War solo zombies players from leveling up their weapons. They intend to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Players reported the exp growth on their weapons had become increasingly slow. Some experimentation from Reddit user MaharaDTD discovered that it wasn’t impacting public lobby players, but was rather isolated to solo players and those on high round grinds.

Some players reported their guns not leveling up at all between rounds 30 and 100, while others, who played predominantly in co-op lobbies, reported almost no change at all.

The issues come amid a double XP event which should be the perfect time to grind out Zombies games, though. These problems stem from Treyarch combating an XP exploit where players could restart lobbies over and over again to wrack up big amounts – and the knock on effect has been completely ruining games.

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Treyarch dev responds to Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapon XP issues

Treyarch dev Josh ‘Foxhound’ Torres announced that their team had confirmed the issue with limited XP growth, responding to the lengthy Reddit discussion with a handful of comments of his own.

“I spoke with the team, and we have identified an issue that was causing lower than intended Weapon XP in both solo Zombies matches and later Zombies rounds. We are looking to release a fix for both of these as soon as possible,” he said.

Torres also confirmed there will not be an extension to the 2XP weekend for zombies players, despite pressure from the community.

He said: “I shared what the team had to share, and then I kept them updated on the community sentiment and conversations. The team investigated and found actual issues. We’ll be fixing them, and we’ll have more 2XP events in the future.”

This means zombies players will need to wait patiently for the chance to grind 2XP boosts and upgrade their guns.