Having been out for almost two weeks, Call of Duty: WW2 is almost ready to launch its microtransaction system which will allow players to spend real money on the game. Beginning on November 21, fans of the first-person shooter franchise will be able to purchase “Call of Duty Points” with their hard-earned cash, which can be exchanged for virtual goods in-game.
Though Activision initially delayed the launch of its virtual currency to work on launch issues, Call of Duty: WW2 will soon contain an extra source of revenue for the company in the form of microtransactions. Everyone who purchased the digital edition of the latest CoD game will immediately be given access to a supply of 1,100 Call of Duty Points when the system comes into play next week.
We’re not sure exactly what players will be able to purchase with this new currency system, but previous entries in the series had the points exchanged for supply drops, perks for the popular Zombies game mode, and other in-game content. In past games, players were sometimes given the option to exchange the points for additional Create-A-Class slots as well as the expansion of other inventory slots such as emblem and replay storage.
This new system is sure to generate even more profits for Activision who has already made more than $500 million from Call of Duty‘s opening weekend alone. In Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, purchasing a 1,100 point pack would set players back $10 whereas spending $40 would net them 5,000 points in total. We can expect to see similar pricing with Call of Duty: WW2‘s launch of microtransactions, and we can only wait and see what impacts this has on the game’s established online multiplayer mode.
So far, it’s looking like Call of Duty: WW2 makes some welcome changes to the long-running franchise that keeps the game feeling fresh and varied, especially when compared to past titles. After the disappointing reception of Infinite Warfare last year, the new Second World War shooter is a rare return to form for the series and consequentially the game is seeing some pretty impressive reviews already.
Call of Duty: WW2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.