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

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In the latest update, Infinity Ward has introduced Modern Warfare trials to the newest Call of Duty game. They were teased prior to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launching but when the game released, their absence was apparent to those who had been waiting for them. Modern Warfare trials are finally here as a way to earn extra XP in both multiplayer and Spec Ops however, and we've got the lowdown on how they work.

Note: the Modern Warfare trials have been disabled shortly after going live due to not rewarding XP upon completion. When they go back up, this will be updated so if you're reading this, trials are still unavailable.

What are Modern Warfare trials?

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Revealed in a Reddit post by Ashton Williams, senior communications manager at Infinity Ward, 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.

The rate at which you earn tickets hasn't been confirmed, but one Reddit comment shows they're at level 57 and haven't earned any tickets yet, while the reply is someone claiming to be at level 126 with only 14 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.

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