Upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature aggressive microtransactions, according to a new rumor. This information comes from a user on Twitter who claims to know some insider development stuff.
This is bad news for all Call of Duty series fans. Because aggressive microtransactions mean that the game will follow the awful microtransaction system of Treyarch’s Black Ops 4.
Aggressive microtransactions mean that the game will allow users to purchase in-game currency with real money to allow them to progress fast. This will allow users to buy exclusive skins and weapons to bring unfair advantage to the game.
Now, anybody can easily say that just don’t buy anything in the game, but this will not fix the big problem with microtransactions. That’s because the developer makes these purchasable items quite hard to get with in-game currency.
According to Hedex, Modern Warfare will bring controversial microtransactions, most likely post-launch. He also said that Activision will keep trying to make as much revenue as possible.
Modern Warfare is going to have aggressive microtransactions, especially post launch. They'll keep trying to get as much revenue as they can, regardless if the system is performing well or not.
— Hedex 115 (@NotHedex) July 22, 2019
The Tweet by Hedex is worth giving attention to because TheGamingRevolution Retweeted one of his posts. TheGamingRevolution is a renowned leaker.
However, all of the provided information should be treated as a rumor for now until Activision or Infinity Ward confirm anything.
To be honest, I believe that controversial microtransactions will slowly take over Call of Duty 2019 in 2020 just like Black Ops 4. Everyone loved Black Ops 4 at first but after a few months, the game was filled with unjustified microtransactions.
A popular YouTuber eColiEspresso did the maths recently to calculate the cost to buy everything in Black Ops 4 and it’s outrageous. According to the Youtuber, it will cost a staggering $1,324.28 to buy everything that Treyarch has added to the game. Yes, of course, you can make use of the tier system to level up and unlock items but that’s too much of a grind.
As for now, no one knows how exactly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare micro-transactions will work. Keeping that in mind, we can hope that Infinity Ward does something different this time and try to avoid aggressive microtransactions. Instead, Infinity Ward should bring normal microtransactions which only allow players to buy skins, emotes, etc like Fortnite.
To find out if the rumor is true or not, we will have to wait until October 25 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is now available for pre-order via retail stores and digitally via PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.
Unfortunately, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 will not feature zombies mode. Treyarch is skipping Zombies mode because of the realistic tone of the upcoming game. On the other hand, the Call of Duty community should be excited to know that Call of Duty Modern Warfare will come with cross-platform play feature.
With that said, we can expect Infinity Ward to detail Call of Duty: Modern Warfare microtransactions on August 1 during the worldwide reveal of the game’s multiplayer universe.