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Black Ops Cold War Zombies Punishes Solo Players

Solo Cold War Zombies players earn a tiny fraction of the XP of players in teams.

Zombies is a beloved part of the Call of Duty franchise. Players have enjoyed fending off waves of undead since Call of Duty World at War back in 2008.

Most players enjoy the mode most when playing with friends or random teammates online, but there are still many players who enjoy the challenge of playing solo. However, solo players are being punished in the form of getting way less XP.

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Cold War Zombies Solo Players Get Less XP

YouTuber SmartGuy spent over 2 weeks researching how Zombies XP works and created graphs showing how much XP is earned in the game mode. This data has come to light again after a popular post on Reddit sparked uproar in the community.

SmartGuy’s findings show that players in a squad of 4 can get around 3x the XP of a solo player at later Zombies rounds.

The amount of XP given to every player is roughly the same at early rounds. However, solo players are rewarded a lot less than those in squads after round 10.

At later rounds, solo players will earn 1/3 of the XP of those playing in a team of 4. This means there is no incentive for solo players to continue playing beyond round 10.

Be sure to find out the quickest ways to earn XP in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone if you’re thinking of leveling up your battle pass or weapons.

Is Less XP in Zombies for Solo Players Unfair?

This is certainly unfair on players who prefer the challenge of solo Zombies. If anything, solo players should be rewarded more because Zombies is way more difficult alone.

However, one way to make it easier is by using this glitch that lets players freeze the timer in Cranked Zombies.

It is understandable that Treyarch and Activision want players to play with friends. However, this XP disparity is shocking and makes playing Zombies solo barely even worth it.

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If you still want to play Zombies, make sure you earn as much XP as you can. This is the best way to earn XP in Cold War Zombies after the nerf.

Zombies fans are also excited for the new map releasing soon. Here is everything we know about Firebase Z so far. For those who can’t wait and don’t mind spoilers – a whole load of Firebase Z gameplay has also leaked early.

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