Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Not Come With Any Loot Box System
Infinity Ward developer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not working on a loot box or supply drop system, according to art director Joel Emslie.
Emslie released the information on Reddit, apparently to set the record accurate on the upcoming shooter’s microtransactions. While the game before, Treyarch’s Black Ops 4, locks cosmetic and useful items inside loot boxes, that’s not the plan with Modern Warfare.
“There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare,” he said. “What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system. Also, functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY.”
New details will be released this week, which Emslie previously reported as giving a “direct path to content” to players.
Black Ops 4 wasn’t riddled with microtransactions with it will hit the stores, either, but loot boxes eventually be released with the Operation Grand Heist update. New characters for its Blackout mode were crammed inside them. Black Ops 4’s design director said that he gave the information that he knew at the time before the conclusion to add loot boxes had been made.
The introduction of more microtransactions in Black Ops 4 after release did not, It didn’t go down very well, so Infinity Ward might be looking to bypass a similar backlash, but “not working on” loot boxes is not the same thing as saying to never adding them.