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Modern Warfare players angry with “fake” double XP weekend

Published: 4/Jul/2020 11:00

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players have been reporting that they aren’t receiving any double XP despite Infinity Warfare putting on a bonus-filled weekend. 

Grinding your way through Call of Duty’s multiplayer levels is an annual tradition that every CoD fan goes through. Though, it’s made ever so easier by double XP – either thanks to a 2XP weekend or because you’ve got a code for an hour. 

These Double XP weekends, in recent years, have also extended to weapon XP as well, meaning you can get needed attachments and everything else much quicker. However, things don’t seem to have gone to plan with Modern Warfare’s July 4th weekend of celebrations.

Double XP icons from Modern Warfare
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Double XP is usually a godsend for CoD players.

A huge number of modern Warfare players have complained that they aren’t receiving their double XP, noting that they’ve been keeping an eye on things after their growing suspicions.

“For those of you who play hardpoint, you know that if you’re on the Hardpoint the moment it spawns, it gives 450 XP, so with double XP it gives 900XP (as it did before), but this time around, it’s still 450XP,” said Redditor Radeni, claiming that the bonus weekend is “fake” and that XP has been halved. 

Plenty of others chimed in with their stories of playing hours upon hours of Shipment and Shoot House 24/7 playlists, but barely seeing their battle pass level improve.

The 2x XP and Tiers are fake. All XP has been halved so that with 2x XP you get what you normally would. from modernwarfare

Some players said that they’ve been trying to level up the brand-new Rytec AMR sniper rifle by taking advantage of the double XP weekend and it has been a grind because of the lack of double progression. 

However, others have reported that progression on the weapon is bugged if you don’t use normal sniper rounds. So, you might have to ditch the explosives for now. 

At the time of writing, neither Infinity Ward nor Activision have weighed in on the matter, leaving fans in the dark about whether or not the double XP is actually bugged. 

We’ll just have to keep an eye on things and see if the developers have a way to get the issues sorted out.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.