Use recursion to create countdown help

Hello Guys ,
this is my code :

const myArray = [];
function countdown(myArray, n) {
  if (n <= 0) {
    return;
  } else {
    myArray.push(n);
    countdown(myArray, n - 1);
  }
  return myArray;
}
countdown(myArray, 5);

and i don’t know why it’s not passing , while when i wrote it in the visual code it worked perfectly , any idea why it’s not working ?

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Your code contains global variables that are changed each time the function is run. This means that after each test completes, subsequent tests start with the previous value. To fix this, make sure your function doesn’t change any global variables, and declare/assign variables within the function if they need to be changed.

Example:

var myGlobal = [1];
function returnGlobal(arg) {
  myGlobal.push(arg);
  return myGlobal;
} // unreliable - array gets longer each time the function is run

function returnLocal(arg) {
  var myLocal = [1];
  myLocal.push(arg);
  return myLocal;
} // reliable - always returns an array of length 2
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i didn’t notice that , well thank you so much for the explanations , saves more time , also thank you for the help