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New CoD Modern Warfare mode removed for giving “too much XP”

"We just rolled out a playlist update to remove the mode while we work on a fix."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s latest update only arrived this week, but developer Infinity Ward has taken down one of its new game modes. Along with new map Bazaar and mode ‘Boots on the Ground War’, Modern Warfare’s February 25 patch added ‘Giant Infection!’ – but the studio’s already removed it because it was handing out “a little too much XP.”

Infinity Ward has made the announcement on Twitter, saying: “The Giant Infection playlist was giving out a little too much XP, so we just rolled out a playlist update to remove the mode while we work on a fix.”

Giant Infection is a variation of the Infection game type, but set in the FPS game’s larger-scale ‘Aniyah Palace’ Ground War map. Matches kick off with all players set as ‘survivors’, before one is picked to be ‘infected’ and then must bring all of the survivors down, until all of them join the ranks of the infected. Survivors, naturally, have to try to hold out against this, and bring the infected down.

Given XP is an important part of how you progress through the tiers of Modern Warfare’s battle pass, it makes sense that Infinity Ward is keen to take the mode down for tweaking if it’s turning out to be a little too rewarding for players in its current state.

Fortunately for players already getting stuck into the infantry-only mode just added (“Realism rules. No tanks”), ‘Boots on the Ground War’ is still available to get stuck into. Fingers crossed, Giant Infection will be back soon, too.

Speaking of which, be sure to check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weaponsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare classes, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare killstreaks guides, which you might find handy ahead of your next entry into the fray.