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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has gotten a boost to its experience point gains on weapons, and it's rolled out for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.
Thanks to the closed alpha and open betas held by developer Treyarch ahead of the game's launch, the team received a whole lot of feedback on Black Ops Cold War, and what direction the players would like it to take. They encountered tricksy TTK times, frighteningly effective sniper rifles, and a number of bugs, but those were squashed before the masses descended upon the new entry into the longstanding shooter series.
However, even with all of this data, the Black Ops Cold War community were urging the developer to tune the game to their sensibilities out of the gate. There aren't enough maps, leading to staleness in matches, and it takes far, far, far too long to level up weapons in the game.
Today, it appears as though their prayers have been answered, in part. The "Nov. 30" patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War shows that "additional tuning changes to global Weapon XP earn rates across the board" have rolled out in the game. The new rate, which has not been revealed officially, will "unlock more attachments faster than the previous standard rate in both MP and Zombies". Huzzah! Treyarch has also confirmed more double experience point events in the coming weeks, so you'll be able to make up the difference in no time at all.
It might not seem like a major issue, but the situation before this patch was dire, if you ask me. It's summed up succinctly with this post from user evchev on the Cold War subreddit. They'd surpassed more than 1,000 eliminations using the Pellington 703, but they hadn't earned a number of the rifle's scopes, stocks, and grips. If the rate had stayed the same, then they would need another couple of hundred kills to unlock the thermal scope, and that's no fun. There's grinding, and then there's this.
Nevertheless, the developer has been listening to its community, and multiplayer matches should be a lot more enticing now that the hours put in reflect the results. The most recent addition to Black Ops Cold War is Nuketown, which is a reimagining of the original's desert outpost map. There's even a very cool Easter egg, which I'm a big fan of.
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