Several Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are currently reporting that they’re receiving a ‘Trial Has Ended’ error which basically prevents them to continue playing the game. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has already created a buzz among COD franchise gamers or lovers due to its stunning gameplay with the Zombies mode as well as Warzone mode. The trial has ended error indicates that there a free trial period of the BOCW game has expired and you have to purchase it to continue further even if players have already purchased the full version game irrespective of their platform.
So, the trial has ended error for the COD Black Ops Cold War game seems to appear only a couple of players those haven’t downloaded all the required content packs on time. It’s worth mentioning that without downloading the required content of the game, the system may think that your game version is a free trial one. Therefore, it’s always a better idea to keep updated your game with all the required content. Sometimes a full reinstall of the game may also require if somehow downloading the additional content doesn’t come in handy.
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Fix: Black Ops Cold War Trial Has Ended Error
Plenty of affected Black Ops Cold War players are reporting on the Activision Support Forum and Cold War subreddit that their game becomes unplayable after receiving the trial has ended error. Meanwhile, some of the players have purchased their Black Ops Cold War game via the GameStop platform digitally. But that’s not a bad thing and reinstalling the full game content mostly fixes the issue. Those who’re encountering the blackout trial has ended error, need to follow the method.
For Xbox Users:
If you’re getting the error on your Xbox console, do the following steps:
- Go to the dashboard > Head over to the Game Library.
- Select Black Ops Cold War > Press the Options button to open Manage Game & Add-ons.
- Check whether all the four core content packs are installed completely or not. If not, do it accordingly.
- If in case, any other content pack is missing or pending to download, complete installing them.
However, if everything seems fine but the error appears consistently then make sure to reinstall the game with all downloadable content packs is required. Xbox Support Twitter handle has already mentioned it.
You should now be able to play Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War like normal, please feel free to hop back in the game. We appreciate all the reports. We'll be here and listening.
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) December 15, 2020
For PS4/PS5 Users:
Similarly, the PlayStation console users have to go to the PlayStation Store page > Open up the Black Ops Cold War game page > Check all the missing or pending content packs from the Add-Ons section. If available, download the content pack completely and try restarting your game. If in case, the problem persists, make sure to delete the game and reinstall it.
Keep in mind that in most cases, only reinstalling the game’s core content won’t fix your issue. Therefore, always up-to-date with additional content packs like multiplayer or zombies mode.
For PC Users:
It can also possible that the game files are either corrupted or missing. That means verifying the game file and repairing them will fix the issue. Just launch the respective game client on your PC > Select the Black Ops Cold War game from the Game Library list > Choose Scan/Repair option and proceed. By giving it a fresh start, we can expect that you won’t get the Black Ops Cold War Trial Has Ended Error message anymore.
However, if nothing seems to work for you, try contacting the Activision Support team and create a ticket to resolve your problem quickly.
That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide helpful. If you’ve any queries, you can comment below.