Call of Duty Modern Warfare Economy Outlined, Doesn't Include Loot Boxes

Call of Duty Modern Warfare won't have lootboxes after all, but what will take their place?

A few days ago, we reported that Call of Duty Modern Warfare won't have loot boxes. Today, Activision doubled down with a blog post on the game's official website. Instead, the developer says that Modern Warfare will implement a battle pass, similar to those found in Fortnite and Destiny 2

The blog post goes on to outline what will be available in the game's battle pass system. They clearly state that players can earn "all functional content that has an impact on game balance," by playing the game. There will be no pay-to-win systems in Modern Warfare

We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.

All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game.

The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying. Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.

With the new Battle Pass system, players will be able to earn COD Points by playing the game. 

There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.

The Battle Pass and the In-Game Store will feature a variety of cosmetic content that does not impact game balance.

According to the post, the battle pass will not release with the game on October 25. Activision wants to focus on the game's launch while giving players time to play through the game, earning rewards detached from a battle pass system. 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare will release on October 25 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For more on the upcoming first-person shooter, be sure to check out our beta impressions ahead of our official review. Then watch this awesome Spec Ops trailer to get hype for the game's multiplayer offerings. 

Source: Activision

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Published Oct. 18th 2019

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