With this week’s big patch ushering in the start of Operation Grand Heist, players were treated to a new Specialist, new weapons, gun skins and more. Unfortunately, this new Operation has also introduced something we thought we’d never see in a Call of Duty title again, and that’s loot boxes.
With the introduction of loot boxes, Black Ops 4 now has three in-game sources of microtransactons; a fact we highlighted just the other day. This little fact hasn’t escaped the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 community. Over on the game’s official subreddit, multiple threads have cropped up overnight with people stating that they’re not buying another Call of Duty game again, or asking how F2P (free-to-play) titles have less microtransactions baked in than Black Ops 4. Here’s a quick look at the game’s subreddit today:
As you can see, only a handful of the topics aren’t related to Black Ops 4 microtransactions.
I’ve outlined some of the best threads touching on the topic below.
Most people are blaming Activision for introducing loot boxes in Black Ops 4, and that may very well be the case — especially if you consider how Activision has publicly confirmed that the game didn’t meet their targets commercially.
Do you think people are overreacting to the Black Ops 4 loot box introduction? Is it warranted and has this affected whether you’re going to buy the next Call of Duty or not? We want to hear your thoughts, and share ’em in the comments below.