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Black Ops Cold War players call for changes to Double XP tokens

Double XP tokens have been causing problems for Black Ops Cold War players, and many of them are calling for a fix to take place soon.



Call of Duty players have been facing troubles when trying to use the Double XP tokens in Black Ops Cold War. Many of them have taken to Reddit to point out the issues, and they’re demanding huge changes from Activision.

Warzone’s integration with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has brought a plethora of exciting content for players. There are brand new weapons that you can unlock, as well as a playable operator in Season One. Additionally, Activision also recently held a series of Double XP events for both titles.

Many players who got the battle pass were given the Double XP tokens from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare this season. However, this hasn’t faired well, and a thread on Reddit has highlighted the issues players are dealing with when using them. They want some big changes to happen soon.

BOCW fans want changes in the Double XP tokens

Many fans have been facing problems with Double XP tokens for a solid year now. The biggest complaint is that it takes forever to find a match when using them, which makes the tokens seem like a needless hassle.

Reddit user u/Tritonpr95x made a post regarding this issue in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. The player stated that it’s irritating to waste time searching for matches on tokens, and that it takes a long while to find a game.

“Really lame you lose so much time searching for matches on your token. Not sure what it is but after some searching seems like a lot of people have the same issue where finding matches takes forever. Crossplay enabled.”

Many other players in the comments shared this sentiment. They agreed that the tokens should be “in match timed”, and that they should function like the ones from Infinite Warfare where you have a good game, and then double your XP.

There’s an in-game notice acknowledging this issue so the the developers and Activision are aware that this problem is plaguing players. In spite of the various posts that have been made regarding this topic, they haven’t yet made an announcement that they plan to fix it anytime soon.

A few of the comments targeted the 15 minute XP tokens as being particularly problematic. One from u/Darkestneon criticized that you only get one of them for a game, and then you end up spending a good portion of that time waiting in the lobby.

“Thats why 15min XP Tokens are scams. They only let you use them for one MP game. Then you lose 5min in lobby and in loading. You lose ONE THIRD of your token that you got with a battle pass that you PAID for.

It’s a scam. Give me 30min tokens at least. 15min are useless pretty much. I do agree they should be for in-game time though”

You can activate old Double XP Tokens

The best way around the issue is to get a lobby and then activate tokens the second before the map starts loading. Also, as another user pointed out, you can activate your old tokens from Warzone and then jump into Cold War to reap the benefits of the Double XP you hoarded.

This method still works as one player tried it out and then stated, “Thanks I just did this and it worked. Now that’s enough talking about it, before they catch wind and block it from working somehow.”

A few players in the thread commented that they haven’t experienced the issue to this extent. Some of them have reported joining a match after just a minute of waiting time in the lobby. However, the issue is still more prevalent than it has been in a while.

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Black Ops Cold War glitch hints at Sniper’s Nest scorestreak coming soon

The Sniper’s Nest scorestreak may be arriving in Black Ops Cold War soon after a player’s video showed the existence of it.



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Despite the addition of the H.A.R.P scorestreak with Season 1, it seems that Treyarch could be welcoming the return of the Black Ops 4 Sniper’s Nest killstreak into BOCW.

Black Ops Cold War already has a wealth of scorestreaks for players to use in matches, from the tactical Spy Plane to the simply devastating Gunship.

With the launch of Season 1, Treyarch added the H.A.R.P — a scorestreak that reveals the position of every enemy and the direction they’re running — but it seems it won’t be the last added to the game.

Thanks to a strange glitch that appeared in-game, we could see the Sniper’s Nest scorestreak become part of the scorestreak armory in Black Ops Cold War.

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New BOCW scorestreak hinted at

Whether it’s due to unused assets from a previous Call of Duty, or because of future content that has conspicuously been left in, there is a likelihood that Sniper’s Nest does exist.

The MW2 OG Twitter page has been sent a video showing how one player managed to reveal this piece of information. It doesn’t even require any strange glitches or convoluted instructions to appear either.

In the video, the player calls in a Care Package into a game on Nuketown. As the mysterious box of killing-potential is being delivered to the map, the player then decides to mark their territory by tagging it.

Upon doing this, a prompt appears on the left side of the screen saying that they “Marked Sniper’s Nest”. The package arrives with a VTOL Escort, which is great in itself, but it’s not Sniper’s Nest.

Debuting in Black Ops 4, the Sniper’s Nest scorestreak allowed players to call in a helicopter with two absolutely pin-point marksmen that could laser enemies with one shot.

As with most scorestreaks, the vehicle is susceptible to enemy fire and can easily be brought down using a combination of weapons and anti-scorestreak devices.

It’s not exactly a necessity in Black Ops Cold War right now. If it does appear, then Treyarch may just hold off until the launch of Season 2 before throwing it into the mix anyway.

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JGOD reveals the best gun barrels in Warzone

The latest video by COD YouTuber ‘JGOD’ revealed the best barrels to equip in Warzone to improve bullet velocity.



JGOD talks about the best Warzone barrels

Call of Duty YouTuber ‘JGOD’ uploaded a video in which he studied how each barrel affects the bullet velocity of most primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone and revealed the best ones to equip.

Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t inform you of how much each attachment that you equip will affect your weapon. Unlike Black Ops Cold War; you won’t know the exact stats and percentages, so you’ll have to test your loadout in battle.

After a bit of experimenting, CoD YouTuber JGOD has discovered the effects of certain attachments on his guns. He made a new video, in which he went over how equipping different barrels in Warzone can affect your bullet velocity.

Barrels in Warzone

What are the best gun barrels in Warzone?

You have a much better chance of killing your targets if your bullets travel quickly. Plus, the speed of your bullet will help you determine how much of a lead time you should put in front of a moving target.

That is why it’s worth equipping certain attachments that will improve your bullet velocity before running out into combat. JGOD tried out all his primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone for the video, with shotguns being the exception.

He tried out every barrel in the game and checked the time taken for each shot to reach its target. He then recorded the results and discovered that barrels shared by different weapons affect each one differently.

This is also true for weapons within the same class since the Calvary barrel can greatly improve the bullet velocity on LMGs while having no real effect when equipping it on Assault Rifles.

His experimentation found that the best improvement to bullet velocity comes from equipping the Ranger barrel on ARs, the Calvary barrel on LMGs, the Titanium barrel on Tac Rifles, and the Reinforced Heavy on SMGs.

That only covers some of the discoveries he made, as his video is highly informative. JGOD put in proper effort to collect this data, and you can take a look at the full breakdown of his results here.

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Black Ops Cold War players frustrated with Warzone-exclusive Operator challenges

Black Ops Cold War players are growing frustrated with the game’s Operator Challenges, some of which force them to play Warzone.



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Some of Black Ops Cold War’s Operators have challenges that require you to play Warzone to unlock camos and this is frustrating its fanbase.

The crossover between BOCW and Warzone added a whole wealth of new content for Warzone players including a lot of new guns to play with. This greatly bolstered the Battle Royale experience and changed the dynamics of the game’s meta.

On the other side of things, it seems that both games are not being considered as separate games. Operators in Black Ops Cold War have specific challenges that require you to play Warzone in order to complete. Given that some people don’t like Warzone, they feel like they’re being shortchanged.

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Warzone exclusive Operator Challenges for BOCW

Both games are currently active alongside one another. This is clearly evident in the respective game’s home screens as you can seamlessly switch between them.

This is supposed to promote unity and allow greater accessibility between Activision Blizzard‘s Call of Duty titles. However, fans are growing tired of the notion that they are very much linked with each other instead of being treated as individual experiences.

The official Black Ops Cold War subreddit has a popular thread showcasing the dismay of many of the game’s players. Reddit user Snatisfaction posted their dissatisfaction for all to see. People with similar views agreed in droves.

“Ah, getting my full £50 worth that I spent on purchasing the game to receive content that’s actually telling me to play a different game. Nice mentality.”

The reoccurring complaint is that lots of people have paid a lot of money to play Black Ops Cold War. But to gain access to the content they have rightly paid for, they’re being forced to play another game – a free one at that – to get their content.

Some people will argue that these challenges are entirely optional. But others will argue will that this is irrelevant and shouldn’t be a thing in the first place.

It’ll be in the hands of the devs as to whether or not they decide to change this and have separate challenges for each game. But if the negativity continues to rise and spread, then they may be forced to take action.

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