Call of Duty WW2 has been accidentally handing out double XP since launch

By James O'Connor
14 November 2017 01:43 GMT

If you feel like you’ve been receiving a lot of XP in the new Call of Duty, there’s a reason for that.

Call of Duty: WW2 has not had the smoothest launch. Despite selling extremely well, the game’s multiplayer has struggled with performance issues. A recent patch caused more issues, so players have had reason to be annoyed.

This latest issue is perhaps less likely to upset people, except for what it might mean for their progress going forward. Sledgehammer Games has just clarified, via a Reddit post by chief operating and development officer Michael Condrey. He has admitted that we have, since launch, been receiving double XP.

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“We launched with 2XP active, unintentionally”, Condrey says. “Everyone was getting 2XP since 11/3 and up until we made the playlist change late Thursday night, which effectively launched 3XP.
Come Monday, when we turn off the XP bonus, it will effectively revert to what we should have had at launch (aka 1XP).”

This means that over the course of the double XP weekend , players were actually getting triple XP. It also means that anyone who has already put serious time into Call of Duty’s multiplayer has gotten a huge boost.

Hopefully things will be a little smoother for Call of Duty’s new foray into WW2 from now on.

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