Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases this Friday, 25 October 2019 and so far we know quite a lot about the upcoming shooter. We know it will require a chunk of HDD space and come with a hefty 50GB day one update. We also know that Activision promised us the game would not feature loot boxes or supply crates. Instead, the game will make use of a battle pass system. It seems that the game will indeed still include in-game purchases of some sorts as the retail version of the game bares the new PEGI warning.
Spotted on Twitter, which has since been deleted, but we managed to save the image. The back of the retail box reveals Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will include violence, bad language, and in-game purchases.
This is quite concerning after the Infinity Ward detailed the latest shooter to not include loot-boxes at all. Surely, the game then includes something else other than supply crates. Perhaps there’s an in-game currency that users can purchase to unlock items, weapons and perhaps speed up the Battle Pass progress.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale mode featured a Battle Pass system which you could spend money on to unlock tiers without actually playing the game. Perhaps Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has the same system in place?
We won’t not for sure until the game launches on Friday. Activision and Infinity Ward also revealed the battle pass will only be arriving a few weeks after launch so this warning on the box could be for any future updates to the game.
We will keep you updated on the current situation as we learn more about the game’s shady microtransactions.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on 25 October 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.