Soon, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players will be able to directly purchase in-game armor and weapons by spending a few real life dollars on what developer Sledgehammer Games is calling “Advanced Supply Drops”.
The studio plans to roll out the update in the near future, allowing players purchase these drops from the in-game store in addition to earning normal Supply Drops through regular play. Here’s what’s guaranteed to be inside every Advanced Supply Drop purchased:
- Three items
- At least one weapon variant
- At least one Professional rarity item or better
- All items come with their own Armory slot; all items can be redeemed for XP
Also inside is the chance to score unique cosmetic gear only found within Advanced Supply Drops, including the Eco Custom Exo, items from the Arctic Gear set, and more.
Players will be able to purchase drops in bundles of three, five, and ten, with “certain bundles including bonus drops,” says Sledgehammer. Purchase quantities will be limited as the update rolls out, though that limit will be removed after a few weeks. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect more updates shortly.
UPDATE: Advanced Supply Drops will be sold individually, or in bundles of three, five, and ten at $1.99, $5.99, $9.99, and $19.99, respectively, according to Activision. Advanced Supply Drops will also be awarded to players at ranks 20, 30, and 40, as well as after reaching a new Prestige level.
While the introduction of micro-transactions in Advanced Warfare might sound ‘pay 2 win’ to the ears of many, Sledgehammer Games promises that “Advanced Supply Drops are optional and do not affect the balance of gameplay.” What are your thoughts?
Source: Call of Duty