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Treyarch Confirms Black Ops 4 Microtransactions

Activision’s Call of Duty franchise, specifically Black ops has been a popular game series for several years now. Providing a first-person shooter experience with three signature game modes, campaign, multiplayer and zombies. The latest installment, however, Black ops 4 has now removed the campaign aspect, meaning there is no single player this game. Instead, Black Ops 4 features a battle royale mode, joining the trend H1Z1, Battlegrounds and Fortnite have set.

The move already makes it hard to swallow at $60 but now Activision has made it even hardware to support.

In a recent revelation, Activision announced microtransactions for Black Ops 4, something the franchise isn’t new to.┬áThe microtransactions within the game bring back the “care packages” for customization options for your character and weapons. On top of this, we have the Black Ops 4 season pass.

Unlike previous titles, however, the only access to extra content is purchasing the entire pass. Customers can no longer purchase $14 map packs but instead must purchase the battle pass for the bonus content. This bumps up the game’s overall price to $99.99.

There are is also something called “COD points” that can be used to buy in-game items.

Microtransactions, in general, are quite frowned upon in the gaming community and sometimes even developers. The idea of needing to invest money into a game even after its initial purchase is unappealing to most customers, especially to those already on a budget.

Downloadable content has of late become more or less acceptable, when the added content actually feels like it brings more to the game, rather than feeling like a piece cut out and sold separately. Microtransactions are still away from being accepted due to the slight cash grabbing nature of the process.

Black Ops 4 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.