The Haunting Event in Call of Duty
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How to Turn Off Jump Scares in CoD The Haunting

Experience the thrills of CoD in your own way.

The Haunting event has ushered in a limited-time jump scare feature that’ll surely get your heart pumping throughout various modes. However, if you prefer to experience the game without these scary surprises, there is a way to turn off jump scares before you jump in. We’re here to show you what steps you need to take to deactivate this feature and how it impacts your progression.

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Before we get into the steps you need to take for the deactivation, the turn-off button seems to only work for the Battle Pass and not any in-game events, meaning you can still trigger these scenes.

How Do You Deactivate Jump Scares in CoD The Haunting?

Players can turn off jump scare by going to the Battle Pass tab in the menu, where you’ll receive an immediate prompt regarding The Haunting event. You’ll then need to select ‘No Tricks, Just Treats: Turn Them Off.’ However, players have indicated that the jump scares can still occur with the option deactivated, but hopefully, Activision will fix this issue by turning off the mechanic in-game. For the time being, you may want to avoid Al Mazrah (and the upcoming Vondead) since this seems to be the only location with the feature on.

Turn Off Jump Scares in CoD The Haunting Event
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If you happen to change your mind about this feature, you can always switch it on or off via the Battle Pass tab, which will have a button interaction in the top-left corner.

The Haunting Battle Pass
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If any jump scares trigger, you may want to lower your volume in-game for the time being until a possible fix has been made. These frightening surprises typically occur when opening a lootable container in Al Mazrah or Vondead, allowing players to claim rewards. There will also be other spooky creatures and darkly-themed map changes to look forward to, and you can try to tackle the limited-time challenges to grab all the The Haunting rewards.

The Call of Duty Updates page has also provided an update on the mechanic by lowering its frequency in Warzone. It doesn’t necessarily get rid of it entirely, but it at least helps with the problem.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the jump scare feature if the turn-off button potentially gets fixed, specifically for the in-game events.

Now that you know how to turn off jump scares in The Haunting event, you can prepare for the latest launch by checking out the full patch notes. Be sure to explore the relevant links below for more Call of Duty content.


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