COD: Black Ops Cold War Battle Pass Progression Guide – Fastest Way to Level

You’d be excused for being confused about progression in the latest Call of Duty titles. With experience and battle pass progression shared between Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare there’s a lot of room for confusion. It’s certainly even harder to find correct information for Cold War considering most of the top search results direct you to information related to Modern Warfare. In this article we’re going to look at everything we know about battle pass progression in Black Ops Cold War, even if that means highlighting what’s been said about the other two arms of COD.

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How Progression Worked in Modern Warfare

While we can’t find any record of Treyarch or Activision explicitly stating how battle pass progression works in Black Ops Cold War, with Modern Warfare, they’ve publicly stated that earning XP and completing challenges both help you level up faster. You also earn baseline progress simply by playing, whether you win or lose.

To advance through these tiers, you simply play the game (either Warzone, or the full Modern Warfare experience), earn XP, and complete challenges, which give even more XP.

All three actions (playing the game, earning XP, and completing challenges) contribute to your overall Battle Pass XP, and get you closer to the content you’re chasing.

Does Progression Actually Work This Way?

It makes sense that progression methods would be the same across all three Call of Duty titles. You may feel like you get through the pass faster in Warzone, but that’s likely due to how long the matches are in comparison. Many in the community continue to doubt that XP and challenges contribute towards progress. Instead, the most commonly held belief is that time played is the only thing that levels up your pass.

We don’t blame folks for feeling this way, there really does seem to be minimal gains from the other sources. Win or lose, we always seem to get the same amount of progress. Complete three challenges? Complete none? Doesn’t seem to matter much.

So What’s the Fastest Way to Level the Battle Pass?

If what Infinity Ward says is true, just complete challenges and try and do well. If it’s not, and time is the only thing that really matters, you just need to make sure and play during double battle pass XP weekends.

How Long Does it Take to Complete a Battle Pass?

According to the community’s best estimates, it takes about 75 to 100 hours of playtime during a season with each one being about three months long.

That’s all we know right now. We’ll be sure to update this guide should any of the many Call of Duty related accounts confirm, well, anything related to battle pass progression. For now, just keep playing and trying your best. With enough time, you should unlock the cosmetics you want. Please give us more double battle XP Treyarch.

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Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games.

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