Fans are lambasting the ridiculous amount of XP needed to unlock the Magma Camo weapon skin tied to the limited-time Vortex event in MW3.

Players were disappointed to find out that they needed to get an astounding 1.2 million XP to unlock it. It seems that most Call of Duty players are more than a little upset.

Magma Camo Is “Lunacy”

MW3 players are heavily criticizing the ridiculously high amount of XP needed to unlock the Magma Camo reward. It’s leading some to label it a “lunacy”.

The Magma Camo is an exclusive skin that is the final reward for the Vortex: War’s Domain event in MW3.

Players will need to rack up a whopping 1,233,700 XP while the event is live to get it. You can unlock it in the game’s multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone game modes.

MW3 Vortex Event on Satan's Quarry

It’s certainly a big ask. Many gamers are struggling to see how they’ll be able to unlock before the event ends on Wednesday, January 17.

Reddit user MayaCoxack posted an open letter to Sledgehammer Games, asking them to lower this ludicrously high requirement:

Even with an incredible amount of effort, MayaCoxack is struggling to reach these lofty XP goals. They even have double XP tokens enabled.

When the event went live, there was a UI mistake that made the XP requirement for the Magma Camo appear far less than it actually was.

Why Can’t MW3 Players Can’t Access the Magma Event Camo?

After players figured out that you need over 1.2 million XP to unlock it, it led many to give up on the grind entirely.

This user calls it “an L for SHG”:

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The high XP requirement has led fans to question Sledgehammer Games’ reasoning. Some questioned whether or not they expect everyone to be playing Modern Warfare 3 24/7.

This user believes the Magma Camo is targeted towards those who already spend a lot of time in the game and is a way to incentivize more casual players to play more:

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However, this self-confessed COD “no-lifer” admitted to struggling to unlock the camo, despite putting in the time and effort to get it:

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Despite the fan outcry, we don’t see Sledgehammer Games changing the XP requirement for this one as the event ends on Wednesday, January 17. That gives you exactly if you want to try and earn enough XP to get it for yourself.

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