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Modern Warfare & Warzone players hit with ‘Zero XP’ bug in battle pass

Published: 3/May/2020 12:06

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty players have been plagued with a bug that is stopping them from earning XP and is bringing their Season 3 battle pass progression to a halt in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Infinity Ward’s third installment of their first-ever seasonal battle pass has gone down a treat. New Operators, skins, weapons, and maps have players eager to complete their battle pass and earn those coveted cosmetics.

But as one door opens, another closes. And it appears that battle pass progression has come to a grinding halt for some players, as they’ve been plagued with a bug that is preventing them from earning XP.

Modern Warfare Season 3 battle pass rewards.
While Season 3 offers some highly sought after rewards, some players are seemingly grinding for no reason.

Speaking on the Warzone subreddit, one player vented their frustrations concerning their encounter with the zero XP bug. “I just played three rounds without earning any XP for my character or my battle pass.

“Are you serious about this?” they added. “I pay for the battle pass and you give me nothing and a buggy game in return?”

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There could be an ounce of hope for some players, though, as one Redditor responded explaining that: “I had this happen. Logged out, came back the next day and got hit in the face with 15 min of level up animations.”

The bug isn’t exclusive to Warzone games, either, with regular multiplayer experiencing similar issues.

“By the time I wait 10 minutes for a lobby to connect, I can’t get any XP, and if I’m about to, I [crash to desktop] before the XP is even awarded,” one player wrote on the Modern Warfare subreddit.

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While Infinity Ward’s snag list is seemingly growing by the day – with voice chat issues and invincibility exploits in Warzone being the latest to disrupt players’ game – this will surely jump the queue, else most players will have no reason to continue playing.

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As it stands at the time of writing, the zero XP bug is yet to appear on Infinity Ward’s radar (at least per their Trello board), so it could be some time before some players see a hotfix being pushed out. But rest assured, we will keep you updated on any news on this Modern Warfare bug.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.