There's no doubt many CoD fans are looking forward to the forthcoming Infinity Ward title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is shaping up to be potentially the most controversial and visceral entry to date. This ranges from Modern Warfare's child soldier mission to its controversy concerning the White Phosphorus killstreak, and the latest reveal also had controversy stamped over it, albeit of an altogether different nature.
A recent Amazon UK listing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare revealed some special bonus content exclusive to said listing, with Weapon Charms appearing on that list of content. Weapons Charms were initially introduced with Infinite Warfare and have also been added to Call of Duty: WWII and even Black Ops 4. These are cosmetic accessories attached to the side of the gun that effectively do nothing, as they can't even typically be seen too well.
Perhaps the biggest complaint against Weapon Charms is how they unnecessarily seem to fluff up microtransactions, as players who do elect to spend money are more likely to get a new Weapon Charm as opposed to something of more value. On the other hand, there are a few CoD fans who do seem excited to see customization returning and even asking for the return of sticks in CoD: Modern Warfare.
Infinity ward: “This game is gonna be more realistic than any other COD game!” *adds weapon charms*— Vanity Decay ☮️ (@AvengedDecay) September 4, 2019
Yay more usless micro transactions to fill the system so people can never get anything good!— KRNG S3MTX (@S3MTX_) September 4, 2019
The specific charm in question appears to be that of a drone, and will come with the Amazon UK edition of that game. Notably, most of Modern Warfare's pre-order bonuses and special editions come with in-game content such as calling cards, Captain Price, and more, but this is the first version announced to come with Weapon Charms. It seems uncertain if others will be announced or if Weapon Charm additions will be added to some of the special editions.
Regardless, the inclusion of Weapon Charms doesn't seem likely to hurt the overall hype train surrounding the title, and it's worth noting that devs have talked microtransactions and loot boxes in Modern Warfare before. So, as long as Infinity Ward keeps its word, it doesn't seem like something that will be a big deal.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases October 25, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Charlie Intel