Black Ops Cold War “Blackout Trial Has Ended” Bug Potential Fix

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December 8, 2020

Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole

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Black Ops Cold War Players On Xbox Series X/S Can’t Catch A Break

The December 8th update for Black Ops Cold War is out and unfortunately, it has apparently caused some trouble for Xbox Series X/S players.

Xbox Series X/S users are now reporting that they are currently unable to boot up the game due to a constant prompt saying “Blackout Trial Has Ended” appearing on their screen.

We use the term “literally unplayable” a bit too much these days but, this time, it looks like that phrase accurately fits the situation.

Twitter user @JoshuaLohman3 sent us a possible fix to this game-breaking bug, which you can see down below.

(Note: After completing this, be sure to restart your game completely)

It should be said that this isn’t a guaranteed fix. If you have everything installed properly and the “Blackout Trial Has Ended” prompt still comes up, you may have to wait until Treyarch rolls out a hotfix. We’ll update this story when Treyarch announces an update or addresses this game-breaking bug.

Sadly, it’s been a chaotic few weeks for Black Ops Cold War on next-gen consoles. A few days ago, Reddit and Twitter users reported that Black Ops Cold War is bricking their PS5 systems. One specific case comes from a Reddit user by the name of WillHar270.

This Redditor claims that the game “hard crashed” their entire console. The user went on to say that none of their games would load without crashing and causing significant graphical issues before fully crashing again. Eventually, the Redditor was able to get in touch with Sony about replacing the console.

A few weeks ago, reports surfaced saying that Black Ops Cold War was causing bricking problems with Xbox Series X consoles too.

Treyarch Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres responded to these Xbox Series X bricking complaints, stating:

“Generally speaking, we’re investigating all crashes and across the game. We outline to contact our Player Support so that you can share details with them and they collate the feedback. My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform. Players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped. LMK if it does.”

The December 8th update should fix some of these stability problems. According to the patch notes, the update addressed crashes “related to ray tracing on next-gen consoles” along with other “general stability improvements.”

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One Response

  1. I am having the Blackout crash on my Xbox. I do not have any plug ins or updates to install. I have restarted and it wont work. I tried going in through Modern Warfare screen, didn’t work.

    I have heard that I could uninstall and then reinstall my COD CW. Will this cause any loss of levels or guns???

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