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How to get and see active XP tokens in Modern Warfare 2

It really shouldn't be this complicated.

Weapon progression in Modern Warfare 2 is painfully slow unless you use a double XP token. And since grinding weapons and their Gunsmith attachments is the bulk of the progression system in MW2 at launch, players are seeking out how to get and see XP tokens to help with the process of buffing their loadout weapons.

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MW2’s UI is somewhat clunky, confusing, and slow, and CoD grinders everywhere are scratching their heads in their search of a timer for the XP tokens once they’ve been used. It’s a frustrating process so it’s understandable that players everywhere are looking for answers.

Here’s how to check on the status of your active double XP tokens in MW2.

How to get XP tokens in MW2

So far, double XP tokens are a bonus for the Vault Edition, but they’re also found in cross-promotions with brands like Mountain Dew, Jack Link’s, Burger King, and Little Caesars. You can also earn them throughout various sectors of the battle pass, as well as in-store bundle purchases.

How to see active XP tokens in MW2

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Whether you just popped a double weapon XP token or a double XP token, it’s nice to know just how much time you have left so you know whether it’s safe to go to the fridge for a drink or hit up the bathroom before continuing the grind.

For over a month after launch, MW2 players were unable to view their token progress. Thankfully, and finally, after the midseason update on Dec. 14, XP token timers are now viewable in game.

Players can view their XP tokens in the multiplayer menu by selecting them on the bottom right side of the screen. Opening up the menu will reveal all available tokens, and they can be activated by pressing X (on PlayStation) to begin the timer.

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When you’re back at the multiplayer menu, you can see the token countdown timer ticking down on the bottom right side of the screen. Keep an eye on that in between matches, because the timer runs on normal time and not just the time spent in matches.


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