Call Of Duty: WW2 Delays Microtransaction Launch

Call of Duty Points come to the game on November 21.

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Just like the most recent Call of Duty games, this year's Call of Duty: WWII will offer microtransactions. Activision will offer "Call of Duty Points" for players to buy with real money, and these will come to Call of Duty: WWII on November 21.

This is later than previously announced. Activision said it delayed the launch of microtransactions in Call of Duty: WWII so it could fix the launch issues first. That's a commendable action, given that delaying the microtransaction system means a delay in the revenue Activision will receive from them.

Everyone who bought the Call of Duty: WWII digital edition gets an allotment of 1,100 Call of Duty Points that will unlock on November 21. We don't know exactly what you can buy with Call of Duty Points, but in last year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, you could spend Call of Duty Points on this like supply drops for multiplayer and Zombies crates.

Call of Duty Points will presumably be made available to buy in Call of Duty: WWII through the game's "Store" tab. Right now, it is populated only with the Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass, which includes four packs coming in 2018 that contain new content for multiplayer, Zombies, and the new War mode.

Call of Duty: WWII launched earlier this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it had a strong start, doubling the sales of Infinite Warfare when looking at each game's first 10 days on sale.

In other news, developer Sledgehammer Games has provided a status update on Call of Duty: WWII's launch issues. Among other things, we know dedicated servers are starting to return, though Headquarters is unfortunately staying a solo experience for now.

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So glad I didn't buy this game.

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*That's a commendable action*


Ewwwwwww

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ATVI: "We saw the horror show EA is going through, and decided to reduce bundle costs to provide better value for our loyal customers."

LOLZ!!

Nah; that's not true at all. They're just sharpening the screws.

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Activision is so slick first you release the game without microtransactions so there is no controversy to reduce sales once the game is released then you add microtransactions, if gamers are pissed off it's too late they already brought the game, master conmen you have to give props i guess.

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@hardcoregamer1: The dark secret is it really has to do with review scores. Star Wars Battlefront 2 got hammered in reviews for the microtransactions, but COD got a free pass. Oh, also Activision paid off and pressured the reviewers with a review event.

Activision knows that reviewers don't go and update their scores. So they think they can do whatever they want to games after release, no matter how scummy.

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@hardcoregamer1: Sounds a lot like bait and switch.

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@hardcoregamer1: They are still optional though ... so make little difference ! I will have no more desire to purchase them when they release than I do now !

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@ltjohnnyrico: Still they will try hard to wear you down.

Subtle changes will happen over time as to make more people buy into the real cost items. They know they won't grab everyone, but their model will factor in a certain percentage.

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@lion2447: Yeah a certain percentage will purchase them and that's ok .. each to their own .. as long as they are optional I have no issue !

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You know what I miss in video games? Unlocking things in the game. It was always cool to beat hard mode and get a secret character. Or beat the game in a certain time and get a cool weapon. Now you look at the character select screen and it's populated by "$4.99 - Go to store" icons, and those cool weapons are put in some BS DLC bundles that are never worth the price they charge. I miss having the full game for $60.

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@Ultima_Dragoon: or the lazy approach. Cheat Codes!!

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@Ultima_Dragoon: Exactly!! I feel the same way. Why even bother to try and be good at the game or attempt to beat certain objectives when you can just buy Everything? Games are all so shallow nowadays.

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@jayskoon93: The sad part is that very few game companies are run by people who actually know something about games. Most are run by shareholders who's sole purpose is to make as much money as possible. There is not even an upper limit to how much is enough.

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9/10 game, right Gamespot?

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@Thanatos2k: BAM

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You get a Microtransaction, you get a Microtransaction, and YOU get a Microtransaction!!!

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@Ice-Cube: https://i.giphy.com/media/dcubXtnbck0RG/giphy.gif

Perfect analogy!

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hey, activision, how about releasing a functioning online service before trying to nickel and dime your way to the bottom???

last night the lag was so bad that i was teleporting to various areas of the map, ok, mostly seemed to try to run through walls, which i could not do...

seriously, i remember playing cod: mw, which was released 10 years ago and it used the same p2p system, it was better than cod: ww2 nowadays... it is such a shame, that the series at least could not improve technically over the past decade... it seems like the team who handled the netcode fumbled big time...

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They lowered it so fast something they can easily changed, for everything. Yes, the heroes are less price but the point was that they cost money/time to begin with. Also don't forget there are cards for more hp, dmg, etc.. a person can be decked out with the best stuff an hour or so into the game, you can't "git gud" unless you invest lots of time into the game, being destroyed by credit card warriors or spend the cash like they did. What if Chrono Trigger has purchases for techs or the myriad of characters to buy or different endings or areas? or Street Fighter had awesome characters you had to buy while getting destroyed by them every game but had to pay or grind it out after many hours? Good back to the old days and make a Star Wars Battlefront game with dynamic objectives, flying our spaceship from the planet to have a space battle and back again and sure add in cosmetic character skins, weapon skins, emotes, etc.... Shame on EA but more shame on those that buy this game, YOU are the problem.

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@beer_man_mike: wrong article.

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It's just skins calling cards and such. Player would be better off spending his money outside the game getting a better controller/mouse or a better monitor to get an in game advantage.

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@netiger: That's only going to be temporary. They will soon have weapons and such in the game probably next month. Because..you know, Activision.

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Of course they are! Why wouldn’t they? It’s never enough for people to spend 60 on a game, oh **** no they have to nickel and dime us for everything that we have. This is why I hate modern mainstream gaming. This is why I play my retro consoles more than my new ones.

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@kstaggs3: I started looking back and realizing that ps1, xbox, ps2, etc. have 1000's of games available. Might have to dust off the old consoles and start looking at these games instead.

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@lion2447: and you know what the beauty of those 1000's of games are?....they're all complete games with tons of replay value.

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@kstaggs3: Amen.

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