FINAL UPDATE: The Day 2 Holiday Gift is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players have until 12PM ET on December 23 to redeem the Gift Drop to get 20 Keys.

UPDATE 2: The Day 2 Holiday Gift is now live again on Xbox One. Players have an additional 12 hours to redeem it. PS4 servers are going offline now to make the same update to the platform.


UPDATE: Infinity Ward has tweeted that they are still working on a fix, and those that did exploit this will be fixed. Infinity Ward has confirmed they know exactly which users exploited the glitch. No clear details yet on how users will be fixed has been announced yet.


Original Story

An exploit discovered in the Day 2 of 12 Days of Winter Gift has resulted in players getting 1000s of extra keys.

The Day 2 Gift was a Supply Drop that gave players 20 Keys, but an exploit caused the Drop to be able to be opened unlimited amount of times. Infinity Ward discovered this and has since removed the Gift Drop from the game. They have said that drop will return once a fix is in place.

Players have sent us images showing they have over 1000s of Keys, some even showing 40,000 Keys available because of this exploit.

It is not clear how Infinity Ward plans to take the extra keys away from players, or if they are planning to do so.

Some users jumped to this occasion asking why this can be removed so fast, but no leaderboards yet. Infinity Ward responded with this:


We will update as we learn more.

Image source @turlxy.

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  • MultiplayerCop

    “Once they’re ready”??!!???!!? This should’ve shipped with the game. It’s a core feature in the game. It’s a no brainer infinity ward.

    Way too many exploits, glitches, and other serious issues plaguing this game. Let’s all face it. This was an unfinished game. You do not release a beta 2 weeks prior to launch. There is absolutely no time to fix the issues that came up in the “Demo”.

    I personally think Infinity Ward had to scrap whatever they were working on in May due to the extreme backlash from the community. This game is a mix matched thrown together game from past call of duty titles.

    Shame on you Infinity Ward for releasing such garbage once again. And shame on you for lying to the general public about this game and blocking people on twitter with legitimate questions about the current state.

    • MurkN101

      The worst part is that Infinity Ward supposedly had 3 years to make a mediocre game.

      • Altered Vista

        No, they spent the first year doing the Harlem Shake in money.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Leaderboards show how many players playing.

      Player counts probably low.

      Probably waiting for Christmas sales to inflate #s.

      pretty simple reason why, they just won’t say it.

      • Fegasaruasㅤ

        I really don’t think many copies will sell/people actually play the game for Christmas, seeing all the bugs and backlash. It’ll definitely raise it, but not as high as IW hopes for.

        • Keshav Bhat

          Black Friday sales. Parents bought the game for kids. Kids have not opened yet.

      • MurkN101

        I guess that’s an acceptable excuse. What’s the Activision PR excuse for no combat record or custom emblems?

        • Fegasaruasㅤ

          lazy.

        • Keshav Bhat

          no clue on Custom Emblems, I did not even know that Custom Emblems was in IW. Infinity Ward never actually announced that feature ever

          • Altered Vista

            It’s in the menu UI and says coming soon.

        • Ab3Th3Mud0k0n12

          No combat record to lower hacked stats which coincides with leaderboards, cutting down on hacked placings. Custom emblems will be a new feature to Infinity Ward titles, they may be simply taking their time to build the perfect emblem editor.

        • Francesmwelch

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !st71c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !st71c:
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        • ccrows

          Beat me to it, plus (IMO) every COD should have a ping meter after Treyarch introduced it in BO3…

        • Margaretmtellis

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !sq41c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !sq41c:
          ➽➽
          ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash331ShopExperienceGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!sq41c:….,…….

        • Jeangsternberg

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !sf44c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !sf44c:
          ➽➽
          ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash334MarketFileGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!sf44c:….,…….

      • Altered Vista

        I get that, and simple solution. Give us combat records with detailed stats on each gun we use, ect. I think most can accept that if they want to keep their playercounts hidden. Maybe Christmas will give enough sales anyway, but I would rather have a detailed combat record then just wait till IW thinks enough people buy the game to give us a boring leaderboard system.

      • 2

        Wow, so keshav is being honest

        The world must be ending

      • Ab3Th3Mud0k0n12

        Actually, from what I’ve heard, and can see as logical:
        In past CoD titles, leaderboards have been hacked almost if not instantly, Infinity Ward may simply be trying to release leaderboards that are harder to hack or simply cut down on the false stats. And personally, if that is the case, I stand with them. I would rather see my actual placing rather than player after player with hacked stats.

      • Marik

        I don’t think so. Devs can add as many fake entries as they want using bot accounts so they can easily fill up the leaderboards to their desired player count. It probably has to do with boosters and exploiters who reach master prestige within the first few hours after the game came out. This road to master prestige race happens every year and it’s all about YouTube views. At least we won’t have this shit take place in IW again this year. No leaderboards = no incentive to boost = less live streams = less YouTube money for boosters. And I’m really glad about this.

    • Assist King

      Agree. It feels like they switched gears 1/2 through game. Only reason that makes sense why the game is so unfinished feeling and playing.

    • BigBoss99

      “I personally think Infinity Ward had to scrap whatever they were working
      on in May due to the extreme backlash from the community.” What were they working on? Ghosts 2?

    • InfectedJello

      Couldn’t have said it better. Straight truth.

    • ccrows

      IMO the writing was already on the wall when Todd Alderman left after being there for 2 months.

      Some people can say, “What if he was there for the remaster?” – Yeah no, you just don’t let a guy like Todd Alderman walk after you get him into the folder…

  • MultiplayerCop

    Btw First

  • Why did I fucking miss it ffs!!

    • MultiplayerCop

      Basically infinity ward releases the 2nd so called gift and it was glitched to where u could keep getting it. People got thousands of keys. So they took it down and now people can’t even collect their gift. So people have basically everything now. Not sure how or if they can even address it. Banning would be bad cause they player counts will be even lower now.

      • Lawrence Gilder

        The word you need to focus on MultiplayerCop is “Why”
        Not what was missed, but why wasn’t I on during the time of the exploit.

        • I’m reading that like wtf I asked why not what happened

        • MultiplayerCop

          You damn right. I missed it also. Would’ve been nice even though I barely play this monstrosity of a call of duty.

      • Altered Vista

        Simple they reset everyone to where they were before they opened the gifts. I am sure they are capable of resetting players without banning them. A reset will 100%l happen because Activision will lose out on tons of money. Even people who buy supply drops will have enough keys for every new update so yeah it’s getting reset.

      • Ab3Th3Mud0k0n12

        They only took it down to patch it, it went back up earlier

  • classic iw

  • Stefan Lang

    I finessed about 10k keys got damn near every viable variant ?

    • THE GOAT

      Tug life

  • Fegasaruasㅤ

    OH look, more people have an advantage over me because of BS variants HAHAHHahahAHHAH

  • Genius

    1. Add Combat Record and Leaderboards to MP in IW.
    2. Add the same amount of levels to IW as in MWR, up to 1000 Levels in MP.
    3. Make all weapons to have the ability to get a de-atomizer in IW MP.
    4. Make weapon variants be bought for real money, instead of having a lottery with the supply drop system in IW MP.
    5. Infinite Warfare would be a better game if all four facts above here would be made happened.

    I think I just solved the problems, if anyone agrees and listens to me here.

    • Fegasaruasㅤ

      how about remove variants and let the nuke be applied as killstreak

      • Genius

        Sounds even better.

    • Qaotik

      Number 4 would be on the verge of pay to win

      • Dre

        No it would be exactly pay to win

        • Qaotik

          If it is guaranteed that you will win, then it’s not pay to win

  • Former

    Lol. I did this last night for hours. Got literally every epic I could ever want. And no, I don’t feel bad about doing it whatsoever.

    • darren

      Well, don’t feel bad when they disappear, either.

      • Former

        I won’t. The adrenaline rush of opening hundreds of drops was enough entertainment for me.

    • -real nigga

    • Dre

      And so you shouldn’t. If im playing for real money in a casino and the casino males a mistake do you think that I will say anything? Of course not! They sure as hell wont give you youre.money back if you make a mistake mark my words.

  • Zarky

    Gonna be hilarious when all these people get banned lol

    • MurkN101

      After 3 years they couldn’t even figure out how to add a combat record, leaderboards, or custom emblems to their game, what makes you think they’ll be able to figure out who got the free keys? lol

      • RdJokr

        You think they don’t track these kind of stats? If they can keep track of how many supply drops are bought with CP, they sure as hell can track how many of those free crates were opened. Wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to see just which of the dumbasses spammed the open button more than once.

      • Marik

        Same thing happened with MW3 unlock tokens and everyone who exploited the glitch got banned at that time. They keep track of everything in their database. How do you think they refunded people the care package token? They also monitor all supply drop openings with keys or cod points. It’s a matter of time to dump the data logs and let the bans take place.

  • Capten ermirica

    What did everybody get? I have 24000 salvage and every epic in the game bar 1 from 9000 keys. Until they take it all back that is haha. Oh and WHERES MY FUCKING COMBAT RECORD!!!!??????

    • Former

      I have literally every weapon unlocked besides the epic RPR exclusive. Lmao. I figure I’ll get my shit reset or something but this game is so buns, I really don’t care.

  • Altered Vista
  • MazeMatik

    OMG… “once they’re ready”? Are you kidding me?

    Our money was more than ready for them to grab it back in november when we bought the game and yet no leaderboards and they tell us to wait until it’s ready?

    It’s been more than a month and this main core feature isn’t there yet, totally unacceptable.

    In fact, not only should we have this kind of feature right on release date, but we as fans deserve a stats platform like Battlelog. Call of Duty used to have it’s own with Call of Duty Elite from which you could track your stats from virtually everywhere.

    • Dragonstar0325

      I also like how the custom emblems still aren’t in the game, either. Like, that’s something that many people, including myself, really enjoyed about BO3.

      • Dre

        Just to add a bit.
        1. NO LEADERBOARDS
        2. NO GUNSMITH
        3. NO SHOWCASE WEAPON
        4. NO IN GAME PLAYER VOICES
        5. NO CUSTOMIZABLE WEAPON ATTACHMENTS
        i could keep going but come on IW!!!
        You guys better give us something better than a Chinese knock off of BO3 next cycle…

        Please!

      • Ed

        To be fair, custom emblems are/were a treyarch thing in cod. The fact that theyre even a possibiltyin this game is actually suprising. Add to the fact that they never once said theyd be in this game, anyways.

  • Batman

    Short version: Yup, money is our priority, f* your 60$ for the base game

  • Stefan Lang

    Lol their priorities are so out of place. “We don’t have leaderboards but lets punish those who got free keys because of a mistake our shitty development team has made”

    • Dragonstar0325

      I honestly think they shouldn’t punish players for the exploit. It’s their fault for having it in the first place. They should just accept that it happened, move on, and actually attempt to fix these types of problems. Every update that’s released fixes a glitch/exploit, but causes another glitch/exploit somewhere else. No, they’d rather instantly fix an exploit and punish players for taking advantage of it instead of fixing the actual game and adding in things that should’ve been there from the start.

      • Ed

        Lol. No. Exploit, get punished. That old excuse… ‘oh, its their fault’ is lame af. It wastes our time and theirs now fixing that bs because people act as shady as them.

      • Stefan Lang

        Exactly. They want to punish people from doing an exploit where they fucked up at! Just look at all these other games. GTA for example. People got tons of money back in the 360 days and they didnt ban the people receiving money they just took it all away. If they ban players, IW is gonna be a lesser population than Ghosts. If they want people to play their game they’ll do things the right way. Take everything away, give people a warning. Just that simple.

  • Darrell Hampton

    https://youtu.be/Mol1oxmcLrg
    FEEL FREE TO CHECK MY RANT ABOUT THIS BROKEN ASS GAME??

  • ToonToons22

    So, the people who discovered the exploit are going to have all their keys taken away? They should be able to keep them as a reward for finding a glitch in the game IMO. Then again, it’s Activision’s people we’re talking about, so it makes sense.

    • Dragonstar0325

      I agree. My friends and I discovered this hours before it was posted online, and we found it simply by fucking around in the game. They should accept the loss, move on, and try to improve the game so that shit like this don’t happen again. Every update they release to fix a glitch or exploit just uncovers another one. It took them over a month to patch the rewind god mode glitch in ZiS and my friend just discovered another one yesterday. This game is so fucking broken, it’s sad. And that makes me sad, cuz as much as I harp on the game and IW/Activision, I actually like the game. It really needs a lot of fixing, but it’s still okay to play.

      • Dragonstar0325

        People should be rewarded for finding glitches like this, not punished.

  • Francesmwelch

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !st71c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !st71c:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash361ShopNatureGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!st71c:….,……..

  • Dessel Bock

    So what can they do? Take away the keys gotten through the exploit ok, but what if the person used all the keys on rare supply drops and used all the scrap as well. How would they punish the person now by banning the account.

  • #BlackLIVESdontMatter

    Stupid ass infinity warfare. That’s why I say the game is broken and they need to fix the whole entire game. This is one of the many reason why I say the game sucks. So much glitches….so many problems….yet they take their sweet ass time fixing the issues. The LAG is the main issue online…and the spawns tooo. Until they fix that…..the game SUCKS BALLS