BOCW glitch resets Sledgehammer progress making it difficult to unlock

Hamza Khalid

The Sledgehammer has become available for players to unlock through a Black Ops Cold War challenge. However, a bug is resetting player progress, stopping them from acquiring the melee weapon.

Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 1 is in progress, which means that you have many new weapons available to you. The Sledgehammer is the second melee weapon from Cold War that you can now unlock.

If you want to get your hands on it, then you need to a complete a challenge that has get double kills with your knife. The difficulty of this task has been compounded by a glitch that is resetting players’ progress without any prior warning.

Sledgehammer Glitch keeps resetting player progress

The exact parameters of the challenge require you to score 15 double kills with the knife in separate matches. Completing this in multiplayer, Warzone, or Zombies should unlock the Sledgehammer, but this isn’t functioning properly.

Many players have reported the the game randomly resetting their progress when they were far into the challenge. This caused them start the whole challenge all over again, and kept them from acquiring the weapon.

Several threads have been posted in the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War subreddit, where fans are coming together to express their frustration with this glitch. You can view one of these posts below.

Reddit user Klankson wrote: “I was trying to do the challenge and got to 10/15 but when I checked my progress it went down to 5/15. It’s not a big deal but it’s still annoying.”

This glitch is frustrating and makes the whole challenge feel like a needless grind. You can still use the Sledgehammer’s blueprint even if you haven’t unlocked it but it’s in a $20 pack, and you won’t get any weapon level progress until you complete the challenge.

How to get around the Sledgehammer glitch

The exact cause of this problem isn’t known at the moment, but a few players have suggested playing a full game on all 15 kills in order to avoid resetting your progress in the challenge. One useful tip came from donny126.

“Everyone. You have to play the full game on all 15 or it resets your progress. In fact you have to play one game after the 15 where you equip it and play to completion too if you want to guarantee it doesn’t disappear. Ducked up game”

A few players have tried this solution, and it’s seems to have worked. It’s not going to be easy, so you’ll need to rack up those double kills fast. The best way to do that is to play in Nuketown ’84 with the knife as your primary.

Also make sure that you have the right class equipped to get the drop on your enemies, such as Ninja or or Tracker. This map is small enough for you to encounter foes on a more frequent basis, so be ready for a fight. Doing this will eventually get you the Sledgehammer.

Although this problem is being faced by several players across the community, there isn’t any planned fix for it listed on the Black Ops Cold War Trello board. So fans will have to stick with using the workaround for a while.

It’s likely that Treyarch and Raven Software aren’t ware of the bug yet. Hopefully, they’ll announce a fix for it soon, and we’ll be sure to update you when they do.

Image Credits: Treyarch