Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has forgone loot boxes in favor of a Battle Pass, which is arriving in December. Activision revealed the news during its latest quarterly earnings call. We do not have an exact date, but the company did describe the December arrival as being “later than planned,” according to GameSpot.
Battle Pass programs have become a standard feature in many Triple-A games over recent years. Destiny 2 introduced one after moving to free-to-play. Fortnite is the most famous example, tying in-game rewards and cosmetics to a Battle Pass system that players will buy into every Season.
Activision plans to follow the industry and provide a Battle Pass compromised of two tiers, Free and Premium. Everyone has access to the Free tier, but Premium tier rewards will only be available to those who buy-in. Players level up their Battle Pass by playing the game or by completing unique challenges.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward has said that nothing in the Battle Pass will include weapons and gear to give Premium tier members an advantage. Instead, items like Operator skins, weapon skins, and profile cards cosmetics will make up a majority of the rewards.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare released Oct. 25, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, receiving high praise for the single-player campaign. Launch issues impacted multiplayer, but numerous patches and hotfixes provided players with a better in-game experience. The game has been a massive success for Activision, but this is unsurprising for the long-running series.
Stay tuned to the website for further details about Modern Warfare’s Battle Pass, like the release date, price, and the rewards.