Players are reporting that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is crashing their Xbox Series X consoles, likely due to next-gen upgrade issues.
Players are reporting that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is crashing their Xbox Series X consoles. The latest entry in the first person shooter franchise released today for current and next-gen consoles, as well as PC. The new game has been a hotly anticipated title for some time now, to the point that its open beta period was the most downloaded in franchise history.
As exciting as the new game is, players are already reporting bugs. This is to be expected for an early release on a brand new console generation, of course, but it’s still quite disruptive. PS5 players, for instance, are encountering an issue where their controllers will randomly be disconnected mid-game. This seems to be a glitch that’s carried over from the beta version on the PS4, and it has impacted the singleplayer campaign, the ubiquitous Zombies mode, and even online multiplayer, where it’s as good as a death sentence.
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The prospect of reinstalling the game on the Series X’s internal SSD might be a daunting one to some players. After all, the game’s file size is tremendous. Unfortunately, reinstalling specifically the next-gen version seems to be the only reliable way to get the game to work, in lieu of any official patches from Treyarch or Activision, which are not forthcoming at the time of this writing.
As Remedy Entertainment has discovered with Control, no one likes paying extra for a next-gen upgrade. Usually these frustrations are simply the result of money-grubbing from the publishers, and as disappointing as they are, they’re not a big deal. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has proven just how difficult things can get when split up the console generations like this. Hopefully Treyarch will improve the situation for struggling gamers soon.
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