'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare' Microtransaction Store Has Officially Launched
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare just got a heck of a lot bigger. Unless you've been living at the bottom of the sea, or you just don't really care for first person shooters, you've probably heard all about the big launch of the game's massive Season One update.
Season One of Modern Warfare is Infinity Ward and Activison's attempt to pivot the popular FPS franchise to a content roadmap that's closer in style to battle royale games like Fortnite. As such, the first season represented the biggest free content drop in Call Of Duty history.
Our most ambitious season of content ever.
The first season of #ModernWarfare is nearly here. pic.twitter.com/aKp4rkSUZv
- Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) November 26, 2019
Throughout this first season of content, we can expect the return of three fan-favourite multiplayer maps in the form of Crash, Vacant and Shipment. There's also a new Ground War map, new weapons, new Gun Fight maps, new modes, and new content for the game's Spec-Ops mode. Basically it's a lot of free stuff, is what I'm trying to say.
Sadly, every rose has its thorn. With all this free stuff comes some kind of catch, and while it's not the catchiest catch we've ever seen, there will doubtless be some players who have a problem with it. Yes, Season One of Modern Warfare has introduced an in-game store full of microtransaction offerings.
It sounds bad, I know. Call Of Duty and microtransactions haven't typically gotten along great in the past, but the majority of content on offer in the new store seems... pretty reasonable?
Head on over to the store tab of the game's multiplayer menu, and you'll come across all manner of cosmetic items to purchase. There are charms, stickers, finishing moves, operator skins, and new Blueprints on offer. Just like Fortnite, many of these items will only be available for a limited time before being pulled from the store for new items.
This rotating store approach has drawn criticism in the past, as gamers have argued that a limited-time expensive item simply encourages players to sink real-world cash so they can guarantee themselves the item they want. It's early days for this Modern Warfare store, so we'll have to wait and see what Activision does with it.
Your currency in-store will be the imaginatively-named Call Of Duty points. These points are available to purchase in groups, starting at 200 for £1.79 and going all the way up to 9,500 for £63.99.
The Battle Pass is another form of microtransaction in Modern Warfare. You can pick up the Pass for 1000 COD Points (about £8). Every season will have it its own Battle Pass, each boasting their own selection of items that you can unlock by levelling it up.
Reach tier 98 of the Battle Pass, and you'll net 1300 COD Points, which effectively gives you the ability to pay for the next seasons Pass when it drops. However, each season's pass will offer a handful of items and points for free with no need to purchase anything, provided you put in the time.
It's basically up to you whether you want to invest in the whole thing or not. You do you. No judgement from me.
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