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Modern Warfare trials: what are they and how do they work?

Modern Warfare trials
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If you need a break from sweating out online matches and grinding towards Damascus, check out the Modern Warfare trials. These solo missions are essentially challenges set on the various maps in Call of Duty Modern Warfare and you can earn some sweet XP for completing them. They do require a ticket to enter but we've got the entire process explained for you right here, with everything you need to know about Modern Warfare trials.

What are Modern Warfare trials?

Modern Warfare trials tickets

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Modern Warfare trials are individual training operations that can grant you up to 30,000 XP per ticket. Unfortunately, you can't start taking on trials in Modern Warfare until you reach Officer rank (level 55), at which point you'll start earning tickets. When you redeem a ticket via the trials section in the list of multiplayer playlists, you're given three attempts at the selected trial, with a star rating system dictating how much XP you get: 

  • 0 stars: 0 XP
  • 1 star: 5,000 XP
  • 2 stars: 7,500 XP
  • 3 stars: 10,000 XP

Since each ticket grants you three attempts, you can earn a maximum of 30,000 XP per ticket if you manage to complete each one flawlessly. Trials will also rotate regularly, so if you've exhausted the ones available at any one time, check back later to see if there's any more available. Don't forget that you need to reach Officer rank in order to attempt them though, so keep playing if you're not that far yet. At the time of writing, there are 32 different Modern Warfare trials available to perfect, as more are added each season.

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