Call of Duty has one of its usual double XP weekends for Warzone and Modern Warfare for weapons and tiers, as well as general XP, but players have encountered a significant issue after this week̵
Players may find that they don’t get as much XP as they would normally get from a double XP weekend. This is because they … effectively receive the non-increased amount. While double XP is active, the base XP you receive has been halved. Instead of earning 1800 XP with a 900 XP promotion, this promotion now offers 450 XP, which doubles to … 900 XP, exactly the same.
There’s a hugely acclaimed thread on the reddit Call of Duty forum that Infinity Ward is accused of doing this on purpose to force people to buy more Battle Pass levels or something similar, but the likely explanation is technical and not malicious as I see no way that Infinity Ward would intentionally halve all XP for a double XP weekend, so it’s the same as any other day. It makes absolutely no sense.
This double XP weekend lasts until Tuesday, so there’s plenty of time to fix it, but we haven’t heard from Infinity Ward about the problem yet. As far as I’ve seen, this seems to apply to all types of XP, including weapon XP. If it stays that way, I would expect them to make up for it with an extended double XP session or something. The problem with these Warzone and Modern Warfare seasons is that they are so short that there really is no time to waste. You have to get through the entire Battle Pass in about two months, which is no small feat, and these 4-day double XP trails are pretty important for that.
I just wanted to write this so that you understand what happened and why you may not level up as quickly as you would normally expect. Check back here for an update on the situation, and we’ll see if Infinity Ward releases a fix before the end of this weekend, or if players will have to do it later. This remains unclear for the time being, but maybe not grind also hard until you know what’s going on, theoretically, this could be fixed at any time, and you’re just wasting your effort with 50% efficiency.
More will follow, stay tuned and I will update as soon as I am able.
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