Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Not Have Loot Boxes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not have a loot box system, and the game will instead have a Battle Pass, Activision confirmed Thursday.

That's right, the upcoming Call of Duty title won't have loot boxes. Loot boxes are a sore topic for many video games fans out there. Many prefer the model Fortnite made famous with its Battle Pass. Guaranteed rewards earned through playing the game trumps spending money on a random loot box.

Here's everything you need to know about Modern Warfare's in-game economy, per Activision's blog post:

  • Battle Pass system replaces loot boxes
  • All content that has an impact on game balance can be unlocked by playing the game
  • Players can earn COD Points via the Battle Pass
  • Both a free and premium stream of content in Battle Passes
  • Battle Pass and in-game store will feature cosmetic content that does not impact game balance

The Battle Pass system will not be available on launch. "First and foremost, we are all focused on making the Day One experience awesome. Second, it’s important to us that everyone who is playing Modern Warfare has the chance to work their way through the new game and unlock all the rewards that are waiting for you. We expect to launch this system for Modern Warfare later this year," Activision said.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases Oct. 25.

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