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Modern Warfare developers “not working” on loot box system

Just as things were going quite smoothly for Call Of Duty, Activision recently announced the exclusivity for Spec Ops survival mode. The mode, which will be exclusive to PS4 for a year, put a damper on the positive outlook for Modern Warfare. However, a recent reddit post by developer Infinity Ward attempts to regain some good will.

The message, which was posted on the official Modern Warfare subreddit, spoke about the lack of supply drop system for this year’s Call of Duty. Every CoD game since 2014’s Advanced Warfare has had some sort of loot drop system. This way of providing extra content for players has proved unpopular. Here is the full quote from Infinity Ward:

Sigh. There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare. What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system. Also, functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY. Stay tuned, we’re planning to release info this week.

Modern Warfare will also be the first in the series since 2010’s Black Ops to not feature some sort of season pass DLC system. This time around, maps and major modes will release for free to keep the community united. It’s a popular way of delivering content these days, with microtransactions often replacing paid DLC content.

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How DLC packs used to work in Call of Duty.

Call us pessimistic, but we’re unsure how this will play out. It’s safe to assume that cosmetics will likely be direct purchases, similar to games like Fortnite. The thing is, Black Ops 4 began with this very same approach, before adding loot boxes in after launch. Just because Infinity Ward isn’t working on supply drops right now, it doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future.

Infinity Ward says that more information on this very topic will be released this week.

Ben Kerry
Previous reviews and news writer for Gamereactor. Fan of action, racing and straight up walkin' in any video game he can get his hands on. When he's not gaming, Ben spends his time listening to way too much Guns N' Roses, watching football and probably eating somewhere...

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