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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Trials mode shut down just hours after its launch

Infinity Ward has said the Trials mode is seeing an XP glitch

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

It looks like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been warmly welcomed since its release last week (in our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review Jordan gave the game an eight), but it also appears to have seen some hiccups so far. The game’s spawns have seemed pretty broken at times and now its new Trials mode has been switched off just hours after it was launched.

As spotted by VG24/7, developer Infinity Ward has posted an update to the Reddit thread announcing the Trials going live, which says: “We’ve turned off Trials while we investigate XP rewards not being awarded after completion. We’ll provide an update when we’re ready to turn them back on. Thank you for your patience.”

It seems that the new mode, which lets players who have hit the Officer ranks (level 55) use tickets awarded to them in the game to compete in ‘Trials’ – similar to the original Modern Warfare’s training course sessions but this time with live targets to take out, and three maps to get stuck into – weren’t awarding XP properly.

According to info in the Reddit post, players could earn up to 30,000 XP from a Trial playthrough. Depending on how well you do each time, you get a one, two, or three star rating – awarding you 5,000, 7,500, or 10,000 XP respectively. But, each ticket gives you three goes, so it appears that you could triple that 10,000 XP award if you’re a bit of a sharpshooter.

The developer says it’ll post an update letting players know when the Trials go live again. In the meantime, you can check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare killstreaks, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare classes guides ready for when they arrive.