Now almost a month after the release of Call of Duty: WW2, the popular Activision shooter finally has microtransactions fully integrated into the game. All players can now purchase the creatively-named ‘Call of Duty Points’ from the in-game store by spending real money on the virtual currency.
Anyone who logs onto Call of Duty: WW2 from today onward will be be given a free allotment of 200 Call of Duty Points to spend, and the option to purchase more from the game’s shop. The 200 free points have a real-world value of $2, and players can pay increasingly-large sums of money for significant savings from the title’s microtransaction system.
Here are the current purchase options for Call of Duty Points, straight from the shooter’s in-game store:
These points can then be spent on rare-level supply drops (loot boxes) for both Call of Duty: WW2‘s multiplayer and Zombies mode, with the free points given to all players being just enough to purchase a crate of their choice. The supply drops can then be opened in a rather extravagant ceremony in the online Headquarters area, where other players are rewarded for watching loot box openings.
Earlier this week, one user on Reddit leaked the existence of Epic, Legendary, and Weapon supply drops which many fans assumed would be coming to the game once Call of Duty points arrived in the store, though these mysterious crates have still not arrived. Thanks to the concept of Weapon supply drops sounding relatively similar to a pay-to-win system, popular consensus is that Call of Duty: WW2 might be holding back on microtransactions due to the controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2.
With the latest Second World War shooter already performing much better than Infinite Warfare did last year, these microtransactions will now see the game’s profit margins soaring higher than ever before. Thankfully, Call of Duty: WW2 appears to be a return to form for the popular franchise, and we can only hope that the money will be spent ensuring that the next title reaches a similar level of quality.
Call of Duty: WW2 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.