Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was always getting microtransactions. It would actually be surprising if there weren’t any since the new installment in the franchise has decided to abandon the traditional season pass for a live service content plan. The problem now is that you’ll be able to pay for more than just cosmetics.
Earlier today, TheGamingRevolution dropped a bombshell that has left the community fuming. The supply drops (loot boxes) in Modern Warfare will apparently not only include hundreds of cosmetics but also weapons.
In addition, the supply drops were designed to give Salvage Parts as well, a form of in-game currency that you could use to directly purchase items. Infinity Ward has supposedly removed them from Modern Warfare.
Who wants 300+ emotes in supply drops, who wants 500+ titles, who wants over 200 sprays in supply drops
Weapons are coming too, forget any cosmetic only malarkey
— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevoYT) September 24, 2019
This naturally brings up the controversial subject of pay to win. The microtransactions in Modern Warfare are designed to encourage you to spend real-world currency, should they remain in their current state. You can either spend hours to earn levels and ranks to unlock new weapons or just pull out your wallet to get randomized loot. It could get even worse if there are special weapons, the powerful kind, exclusive to supply drops.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare pushing microtransactions for weapons has not been acknowledged by Infinity Ward and hence, remains a rumor. However, the source of the rumor has had an incredibly accurate history when it comes to Call of Duty. Those leaks of Black Ops 3 and 4, as well as of Modern Warfare from last year, have mostly come true. It’s why the community has taken this new claim as gospel and are currently trying to persuade the developer into doing what’s right.
Modern Warfare just got done with its beta, which Activision has confirmed to be record-setting. “Millions of gamers” downloaded and played the beta through the two-week period, making it the largest ever in Call of Duty history. It’s unfortunate that all of that zeal and excitement got washed away by the slightest mention of microtransactions. It’s perhaps why Infinity Ward didn’t touch the game’s economy throughout the reveals.
Modern Warfare will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, 2019. It’s still unknown if the game remains banned in Russia or not. Infinity Ward recently made a few changes where it removed the country’s name from the game. Activision should provide an update in this regard soon.