Infinity Ward isn’t working on loot boxes for Modern Warfare17th October 2019
The developer behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has not been working on any loot box system for the upcoming first-person shooter, it has been revealed.
The news emerged on Reddit following ‘misinformed’ comments suggesting the blockbuster title will feature micro-transactions.
Someone from Infinity Ward – the team developing the latest entry into the series – made a post outlining how it is “definitely not working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system”.
The same person also revealed that ‘functional’ in-game loot and gear will be unlocked through gameplay progression and will not be available for purchase in a ‘pay-to-win’ mechanic.
At the time of writing, the thread has been up for nine hours and received more than five thousand upvotes with many other Redditors in the comments hoping it will remain this way for the duration of the title’s life cycle.
One user was quick to point out that while Infinity Ward (the developer) might not be working on loot boxes, Activision (the publisher) might well be.
“He is right though. They aren’t working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system; that’s what Activision is doing. Fool me once, shame on you… fool me twice, strike 3,” they write.
Others were also swift to note how there has been a history of Call of Duty developers and publishers promising micro-transactions won’t be prominent in the titles, only to have them heavily featured post launch.
Modern Warfare is set for release on October 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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