Call of Duty: Modern Warfare got a brand new update that includes a catastrophic issue: It deletes your saved data. The update was meant to bring new goodies like a Crossbow, 5 new loadout slots, and fix a number of bugs… while it does all that, it has also borderline broken the game.
Upon starting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players are greeted with an error message that reads as follows: “Your data is corrupt or didn’t download properly. You must reset your rank and unlocks to continue.” The game then gives you the option to press yes or no, Infinity Ward insists that you do NOT press yes.
“We’re currently investigating an issue where players are getting an error prompt informing them their data is corrupt or did not download properly,” said the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer on Twitter. “Please do not select either option, but please hard close your application. Thank you for your patience while we work on this issue.”
We’ve reached out to Activision for comment on what the specific risks are and if the data can be recovered for those who may have clicked yes. We’ll update this story if/when we hear back.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC but pretty much unplayable at the moment if you don’t want your stats reset.