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Black Ops Cold War devs confirm fix for Broken Zombies XP

Despite the goodwill gesture by Treyarch with the 2XP weekend, the zombies XP is sadly broken, a fix is coming soon for Black Ops Cold War.

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After trying to fix an issue causing players to earn too much XP from Zombies, the mode is now offering far less XP that it should. Thankfully, Treyarch has confirmed that they are going to address the issue in an upcoming patch.

Treyarch‘s Double XP event has been running for a good few days now, and initially, it was helping players to actually earn way more XP than they should’ve been earning in the first place. So Treyarch patched it, and as a result, has made things even worse.

That patch has made weapon progression much slower and players aren’t too happy about the grind in BOCW’s Die Maschine mode.

players walking down hallway in bocw zombies

When is the fix coming?

After seeing the backlash and the issue verbalized by a great deal of the Call of Duty community, a member of the game’s team took to Reddit to respond to the complaints.

“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.”

On one hand, it’s positive that Treyarch has acknowledged that something is grossly up with the XP system, but it’s a bit disconcerting that in the meantime players will have to dump more hours into zombies to see the results they should be getting already.

To many players, leveling up their weapons and earning the game’s best camos are a huge part of the game’s appeal. The feeling of satisfaction after accumulating kills, headshots, and various other factors to finally land their dream camo.

This XP bug is the latest in a long line of issues that have made much of the fanbase indifferent to the game – including a Zombies glitch gives players ‘God Mode’. But with the start of Season One on the way and hopefully a lot more content to look forward to, things can only look up from here.

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Fastest way to level up Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

Find out how to make sure you level up your Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass the fastest way possible.

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Fastest Way Level Up Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

The launch of Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 3 means that a new Battle Pass is available, packed with lots of tasty content. See how you can level it up the fastest way possible to reap the benefits.

It’s hard to believe that Season 2 launched months ago, but here we are in Season 3 of the latest Call of Duty title and Warzone. Along with a new PPSH submachine gun and Swiss K31 sniper rifle, there is the usual flashy array of content locked behind the new Battle Pass.

Some people want to spread the enjoyment by leveling it up throughout the season, whereas some want those items ASAP to enjoy for longer. We’ve put together this handy guide with a few tips to power your way through the 100 Tiers.

Fastest Way Level Up Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

It’s not just the primal instinct to want everything now with the Battle Pass. It also contains some beneficial stuff that can actually help you in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Besides paid content, it also has various free Tiers that all Call of Duty players can take advantage of. The reason players should be more conscious of the Season 3 Battle Pass is that it contains lots of free Double XP boosts and free weapons.

Just like how weapons were free for players to acquire in previous passes, both the new PPSH SMG and Swiss K31 sniper rifle are available at no extra cost in the Season 3 Battle Pass.

Here’s how you can level up your pass a lot quicker in Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War and the popular battle royale Warzone.

Fastest Way Level Up Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

Buy the Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass ASAP

A common sense one to start with, but a crucial one too. Some players will spend weeks dilly-dallying, debating whether or not to invest money in the Battle Pass.

The only problem with this indecision is that it comes at the detriment of progress. See, you earn a permanent XP Boost by owning the Battle Pass, and any latecomers will be missing out on extra bonuses during this lost time.

Furthermore, if you choose to buy the more premium version of the Season 3 Battle Pass, then you can unlock 20 Tiers from the get-go, saving time in the process.

New Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 Operators

Double XP Weekend

When these come around, absolutely do your best to make the most of them. Given the limited nature of them and the sparsity of these events, you should really focus on maximizing any potential gains.

These weekends sometimes offer Double progress towards the Battle Pass, as well as Double XP.

Playing 4-player Zombies

This method is slightly dependent on how good you are at Zombies and how much you enjoy the mode. What we can be certain of is that if you’re playing with multiple players, then you have the chance to earn copious amounts of XP, and therefore level your pass faster.

The return you get back is heavily dependent on how many players you play with. A solo game won’t earn nearly anywhere near as much as playing with a full quota. So playing Die Maschine & Firebase Z with friends will stand to gain you the most progress.

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Warzone counts towards the Season 3 Battle Pass

If you’re someone who likes to frolic in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, then the good news is that Battle Pass progress counts across both modes.

As part of the integration into each other, it’s meant that progress carries across all modes.

So if you’re worried about missing out by having a Warzone night, then fear not, you can try to secure a Victory as much as you like, and you’ll still contribute to the Season 3 Battle Pass.

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Glitch giving free Stitch Skin to Black Ops Cold War players

A glitch has been giving Black Ops Cold War players access to a new Stitch skin ahead of the Season 3 update for the first-person shooter.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players have been confused about having access to a new Stitch skin ahead of the Season 3 update for the first-person shooter.

Stitch is one of the many Operators that players can choose to play as in Black Ops Cold War when they are gunning down zombies or battling it out against other players in multiplayer.

Stitch Black Ops Cold War

Skins for these Operators can be acquired through various means, but it looks as though a bug is currently allowing players to have a new Stitch skin unlocked without having to do anything.

Over on Twitter, The Baron of ZLand showed off this Stitch Brute skin and how they thought they were likely not supposed to have this skin unlocked when they launched Black Ops Cold War. Other players also have reported gaining access to this cosmetic item even if they did not have Stitch unlocked.

Players were able to use this new skin in matches and quickly discovered that the character was barefoot when using it.

This lead to many believing that having access to the skin was a mistake and that this unfinished nature of the item meant that Treyarch did not intend for it to be in the hands of players yet.

The Baron of ZLand later posted a tweet saying that this free Stitch skin had been removed from their inventory, lending more support to the idea that it had been an unintentional addition to the cosmetic inventories of players ahead of the Season 3 update for Black Ops Cold War.

While players are likely going to have to wait till later on in Season 3 to get their hands on this Stitch skin officially, there is still a wide array of exciting changes that will be taking place when the Season 3 update for Black Ops Cold War officially goes live on April 21 and April 22.

From a group of brand new weapons like the PPSH and Swiss K31 to a multitude of new maps for players to battle each other on, there will be plenty for players to enjoy when they finally get to use this Stitch Brute skin at some point in the future.

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

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Frustrating R1 Shadowhunter unlock bug now affecting Cold War Zombies

A frustrating glitch with unlocking the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow appears to have returned with Zombies in Cold War Season 3.

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Shadowhunter Crossbow Zombies

Although Black Ops Cold War’s devs fixed the issue with the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow not unlocking for players, the problem appears to have resurfaced now that it can be unlocked through playing Zombies.

Zombies players have long been frustrating with new weapons, such as the ZRG 20mm and E-Tool, only being unlocked through multiplayer. Treyarch addressed this issue in the Season 3 update, and now all DLC weapons have their own challenges for the Zombies mode.

However, a frustrating glitch with unlocking R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow has appeared to have returned following this welcomed update.

R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow

Although players had completed all of the requirements for the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow, they still couldn’t unlock it. After community uproar, the developers patched this annoying bug and players were able to unlock their crossbow.

However, now that the R1 Shadowhunter can be unlocked by playing Zombies, a player has seemingly run into the same problem.

Posting to Reddit, user Putrid_Parasite said, “I really hope this isn’t a bug,” with the R1 Shadowhunter’s challenge being complete but the weapon still being locked.

Players often get caught out by the fact you must finish your match for challenge progress to count, so another user checked that our player didn’t make this critical mistake. Putrid_Parasite said that they let the Zombies kill them, ending the match naturally.

Of course, this glitch could be because Cold War Season 3 hasn’t officially launched yet. Cold War’s Season 3 update went live ahead of the official launch and brought some features with it, including the removal of slide canceling.

As this feature is designed for Season 3, perhaps the weapons will unlock once the Season officially goes live on April 22.

Treyarch haven’t listed this bug on their official Trello board, but with Season 3 only hours away, expect this to only be acknowledged and fixed if it persists into the new season.

A new map is being added to Cold War’s Outbreak mode, so hopefully, you can unlock the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow while playing Duga.

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