COD Halted Microtransactions Because of Battlefront 2?

COD Halted Microtransactions Because of Battlefront 2?

Call of Duty: WW2‘s premium currency has arrived at last, and those users who are so inclined to do so can now spend real money on the game’s version of loot boxes in an effort to avoid having to spend time earning them in the new title’s multiplayer mode. However, the new Call of Duty Supply Drops only currently contain items used to customize a player’s soldier, profile, or weapon appearance, leading many to suspect that Activision might have learned from Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s mistakes.

Just a matter of days ago, one Reddit user leaked the existence of Epic, Legendary, and Weapon Supply Drops, which the poster claimed would be coming to the game with the release of Call of Duty Points. However, now that Call of Duty: WW2‘s premium currency has arrived and these fabled loot boxes are nowhere to be seen, fans are speculating that the decision to hold back on the new Supply Drop variants comes courtesy of the Internet’s recent outrage towards Electronic Arts.

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Unlike the current Supply Drops, these new variants were meant to offer players an upgraded chance to get higher value drops in their loot crates, giving those willing to spend money a little extra push towards purchasing Call of Duty Points with their hard-earned cash. The most daunting new variant was the Weapon Supply Drop, which brings with it the possibility of unlocking the best multiplayer weapons early, rather than through in-game experience, and making the title border on the label of pay-to-win.

If the leaked information was genuine in the first place, the removal of the upcoming Supply Drops could have been done due to the recent decrees that states loot boxes are a form of gambling. The new confirmation from Belgium may well soon be backed up by other countries around the world, and could have some serious implications for titles that encourage players to purchase the consumable items in return for advantages in-game.

It’s entirely possible that Activision is still looking to release the leaked Supply Drops sometime in the near future, but right now the company doesn’t want to draw the attention of angry fans online in the same way that Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been doing for the past few weeks. Perhaps once the heat surrounding loot boxes has died down a little, the publisher will see fit to bring the pay-to-win function into Call of Duty: WW2 in an effort to squeeze some extra money out of the popular shooter.

Call of Duty: WW2 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: TCMF Games


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