Black Ops Cold War | What Does Trial Mean?

What Does Trial Mean

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is running a free week before Christmas! However, at the same time, there is a strange glitch that has users scratching their heads. So, just for clarification’s sake, we need to confirm something — what does trial mean in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War? It seems like that word is being thrown around right now, so some clearing-up might be in order.

What Does Trial Mean in Cold War?

What does trial mean in Cold War? Well, presumably, it means that you have not bought the game and have downloaded a free version of it, either for a free event period or as a temporary amount of time played. After that period of time has ended, the game no longer allows you to play the modes that require purchasing, such as Blackout and Domination. If you wish to continue playing those modes, you need to wait for another free period (like right now, between December 17-24), or purchase the game.

That being said, there is a glitch right now where people are getting put into the trial category by accident. If you’ve purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for the Xbox, and it’s still coming up with a “Trial has Ended” message, then you might be in some trouble. So, follow these steps:

  • Open the Manage Game and Add-Ons section of your Options
  • Choose Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Install all of your content packs
  • Restart Black Ops Cold War and see if that fixed it

Hopefully, all you needed was a fresh install. Otherwise… You might have to wait for a patch to come out to try and handle things for you. Sorry! It should come out soon if enough people are having the same problem.

Otherwise, you’ll have to buy the full game. Right now, it’s free again! So consider giving it another download and deciding whether or not you’ll want to play it after that. Who knows, maybe you’ll opinion of the game may change? This is the season of giving, after all, so maybe have a friend try it out and gift it to them if they seem to like it.

Jason Toro

Jason Toro

Jason Toro-McCue has committed his schooling to the study of the connection between game design and narrative. When he's not working on this bond through writing articles or guides, he's playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just playing games themselves and looking at the story there.