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. The 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.