Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have a Battle Pass, no loot boxes
Activision and Infinity Ward have eased Call of Duty fans’ fears by confirming that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a Battle Pass, instead of a loot box system.
“The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying,” developer Infinity Ward said in a blog post. “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.”
The post noted that all “functional content,” such as base weapons and their attachments, can be unlocked by simply playing the game.
The game’s first Battle Pass will arrive sometime after the game’s launch to give players “the chance to work their way through the new game and unlock all the rewards.” More information about the Battle Pass and post-launch content will be shared at a later date.
As for other forms of monetization, Modern Warfare also features an in-game store that will sell “a variety of cosmetic content that does not impact game balance.”
“Understandably there are still questions around how the economy will evolve throughout the post-launch, live seasons,” Infinity Ward added. “We recognize this will take time to fully demonstrate. Please know we are committed to delivering a fair system guided by the principles we’ve outlined here, and will continue to monitor feedback and player engagement to help us achieve that goal.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches October 25th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.