‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Xbox One Users Say DLC Causing Havoc

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s new DLC, Havoc, has been released and for the most part it seems as if the new content is getting very good reviews. As has been the case with almost every game released since the beginning of 2014, those good reviews haven’t erased the complaints of some that the newest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is just a little broken.

The excitement over the DLC pack, which features some rather well known Hollywood stars, has been tempered with issues being experienced by Xbox One users. In particular, VentureBeat is reporting that some people are not able to play the new Exo Zombies mode on the Xbox One or Xbox 360. There are also problems moving their season pass from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One, despite promises from Activision this was possible. Those who have tried to move the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season pass between consoles have not been able to access the Havoc DLC.

For its part, Microsoft is well aware of the issue and even updated its official page to say that it is working on fixing the problem.

“Are you receiving an error message when attempting to play Exo Zombies in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox 360,” the Xbox Live status page reads. “Are you having difficulty installing the Havoc DLC after transferring a Season Pass from Xbox 360 to Xbox One? Hang in there, Xbox members. We’re moving toward a fix, and we’re grateful for your patience during this process.”


The bigger problem seems to be that Microsoft has already seen these kinds of issues surface. In December, there was a special weapon issued for Advanced Warfare players called the AE4 Widowmaker. Xbox One users were unable to download the update that brought that particular gun for more than a week.

While some might claim this is a bit of a tragedy for Call of Duty fans, those same fans can take solace in knowing that when they are actually able to access Havoc, it has been met with resounding praise. The long awaited Exo Zombies mode, which also features award-winning actor John Malkovich is obviously why this new DLC is getting such praise.

As the Financial Post points out, the zombies, who end up donning exo suits and move as fast as the people they consider food is a concept “ludicrous concept that’s just weird enough to work.” This might make the wait for some Xbox One players to get their hands on the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare content worth it.