For the majority of Xbox 360 owners who, according to NPD’s recent stats, bought more copies of Call of Duty 2 than any other Xbox 360 game on the new system in November, there is a cure. While not all gamers have experienced it, many have found that their save files are constantly corrupted due to a conflict with the operating system. The result is save files are lost and gamers must start the game from the beginning. Depending on the difficultly level chosen, Call of Duty 2 takes about 10 to 15 hours to complete.
IGN contacted Activision about the issue, and the company has provided two temporary cures, though it hasn’t provided a final, concrete solution. First, Activision suggests the issue revolves around player profiles. To solve the issue — which usually happens after the African tank level in the British campaign, Ridge 88 — the publisher’s test team says to sign into the player profile prior to starting up the game. IGN has tested this solution and in works irregularly.
The second solution solves the issue differently. By visiting Activision’s Website, gamers can unlock a code that opens up all levels. This way, gamers can play any level at any time.
The cheat code, which can only be activated from the Mission Selection screen, is: Select and HOLD both shoulder buttons and simultaneously hit D-pad left, left, right, right, Button Y, Y. The cheat code doesn’t prevent the issue from happening, so it may need to be input each time the problem occurs. Finally, this cheat doesn’t impact a player’s achievements.
Activision told IGN it is working on a way to permanently solve the issue, and will have an update soon.