If Activision isn’t adding microtransaction as tiny red dot reticles for scopes, or disappointing fans by discounting paid items in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Black Market by 50 percent days later, then you can bet they’ll be promoting people to look at others open loot-boxes in Call of Duty: WW2. As of now, we have Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare art director Joel Emslie denying “rumors” of loot-boxes in the pipeline.
Reports for months now have been popping up, claiming that Activision and Infinity Ward have an egregious microtransaction system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that aims to dupe customers using post-launch loot-boxes and other means to make extra cash after reviews and the critics pass by.
Website mp1st.com found that purchasable CoD Points will be a thing “sometime after launch,” which shouldn’t come in as a surprise. Additionally, the validity of the below image comes from callofduty.com, relaying that CoD Points will be “made accessible in the game at a later date.”
Given that talk around Activision-Blizzard has grown worse, especially with the China/Hong Kong situation, and how the company operates with live service mechanics, it would only make sense if that talk would reach Activision itself.
This brings us to the current new thing, which is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare art director Emslie saying the team is not working on any kind of supply-drop or loot-box system:
“Sigh. There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare. What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system. Also, functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY. Stay tuned, we’re planning to release info this week.”
To explain the post that is up on r/modernwarfare, Emslie says the team is “definitely NOT working on any kind” of microtransaction system, and unlocks double-over for functional stuff through gameplay
In addition to the above, non-functional things — which I assume are cosmetics — may or may not abide by the same rules as functional content.
Nevertheless, time will tell what fans will get moving forward, since next week, Infinity Ward will drop info on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.