In a controversial move, Activision has decided to bring Call of Duty Points and Supply Drops to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – even against a very outspoken community. Many players believe that due to the low sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the lower player count compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops III that the publisher has decided to bring the pay to win model seen in modern Call of Duty games to Modern Warfare Remastered in order to make up for things.
Most fans are upset as this was not in the original Modern Warfare and old-school fans were hoping for a classic CoD feel with Modern Warfare Remastered – a CoD with boots on the ground and without Supply Drops. Some have attributed this to Activision once again not listening to fans and instead listening to its wallets.
So, what do you think? Has Activision gone too far adding Supply Drops to Modern Warfare Remastered? Do you think this is the beginning of the end for Call of Duty? Let us know below.
[source blog.activision.com, via charlieintel.com]
COD games died on me a long time ago! Looks like things are only getting worse!!
This was going to happen before IW tanked.
Oh dear. Seems the opportunities to escape into a simple, skills based game that gives us some respite from injustices of wealth-dependent competitive advantage are becoming few and far between.
Sign of the times.
I hate these big corporations. They do not give two dimes about their fan-base. They don't even view us as people. They view us as a resource. How much money is enough for these big greedy sweaty ****, sat in their big leather swivel chairs, smoking fat cigars whilst lookin at how many numbers they have on a computer screen. Y don't they, just for once, listen to the people that put them **** numbers on the screen they are drooling at, Y don't they just listen to them instead of listening to the beeps on there cash machines. I have seriously had enough of these big corporations. Ain't ever gonna pre-order a game again. Gonna see what they are really like before I part with my cash!
Language - get2sammyb
As they are purely cosmetic and can bought with in-game currency, I don't have an issue with it. Its not like it changes anything in game and if you don't want to buy packs, then you don't have too. I couldn't care less if I don't have a funky camo or reticle, couldn't care less if someone has a better emblem/player card or character, its not going to change how the game plays. If people have more money than sense and want to spend a fortune on Cosmetic items, so be it! It won't change my enjoyment of the game...
@Lloydeeee Please mind your language.
@BAMozzy If it was only cosmetic items that would be great but there are guns coming soon. People have found guns in the game code that weren't in MW to begin with. Some are from BO, BO2 and even MW2 and 3 heck one is completely new. And how will they add them? Supply drops of course.
Sweet jesus no dont do this. The game is great leave it alooonnneeeee T_T
@SuperSilverback It's already in it. It's called the Depot much like The Black Market in BO3 or The Quartermaster in IW.
Publishers have this uncanny, innate ability to self destruct everything they've built, and do it rapidly.
Nevermind. Play it, enjoy it, move on. Or don't. Whatever.
I don't like pay-to-win models either, although putting the question like "listening to fans or listening to wallets" compels me to pick wallets as a lesser evil.
@JaxonH The biggest problem is Activision not listening to fans, and then the people speak with their wallets and Activision loses money. It's really a simple fix and will get people buying the CoD games again just make an old school CoD game with no boosting and most importantly no supply drops. That's what the fans want.
This corporate greed and regular yearly releases of a blockbuster franchise feels similar to the death of the 1980s movies industry... it took over 20 years before movies began attracting customers again. Death of a franchise is good! It allows for creativity and new games... maybe!
Activision can burn to hell
The next call of duty will sell worse if activision keeps igroning its fan.
I like call of duty but the battlefield franchise blows it away! And this is someone who hates EA and was always a big activision fan going all the way back to the 2600!! The multiplayer on battlefield just blows the doors of COD!!
if everyone hates this no one will not be buying any supply drops and activision will drop it in their next game next year and try something else to get more money from the players
[forgot to delete 'not' ]
Do the weapons in the crates give any competitive advantage ie are they better than weapons you could earn in game anyway? If not then I do not see the problem. If you can earn the points in game to buy them then you never have to spend money. Its only really the players who are not good who will pay for the crates and they are at a disadvantage anyway.
It's almost like Activision don't care about the quality of the franchise and just want to take your money.
@ultraviolet Alot of people hated it in Black Ops 3 and were very outspoken about it. Activision just didn't listen and now we got two CoD games this year with supply drops.
Modern Warfare was my favourite cod game and supply drops have just tainted it for me. Activison are a discarecful company, the greed with Destiny and COD is a complete farce.
I use to play COD a lot but all my friends list has had enough and no one wants to anymore. I regret buying the latest one.
I am not defending Activision but Pay-2-Win? do people even what Pay-2-Win games are ? seeing as you can destroy the NV4 Flatline with the base NV4 i hardly call that Pay-2-Win, again seeing as the NV4 Flatline is regarded the best gun in the game. But putting supply drops and adding the other crap is out of order, but saying that people will once again buy them so you have to laugh. I don't buy supply drops seeing as thay are free in game, i don't understand why people do.
This is messed up pure and simple. They will never receive another penny from me for so long as I game.
It used to be 'Hey, lets make a game that people will just love to play'
Now it's "Gentlemen, the next game must be designed to ensure a long-term revenue source with low development cost additional components presented as incentives for users purchase .. etc etc.."
This game is so obviously going to be released as a stand alone product in the near future. As soon as Christmas and the sales are out of the way, this is being relased in digital and physical copies, complete with pay to do anything mentality in a hope of squeezing a few more quid out of it...
Then, if it sells, we can expect MW2 remaster same time next year.
I know a lot of talent and time/resource goes into these games but with this just makes gamers even less likely to purchase the next in the series. It is really poor long term planning over short term gain.
Its short sighted not to have long term revenue from a game. It ensures other games get made. Times have changed since the inception of the game and so have the models to which games are run. They are not forcing anyone to buy these crates its optional. Skill over crates will win a battle any day of the week.
@Tasuki Activision are looking at their bank balance when they put things like this into the game and it's paying off because if it didn't, they wouldn't do it. if everyone voted with their wallet and didn't pay for them they wouldn't put them in the game
If it weren't for the drip-feed of DLC and micro-transactions, developers and game companies would have to move on to deliver something better and more appealing than their last product - This is the very reason why COD grew from strength to strength. A better next game was the long term revenue plan. But that involves investment in creative talent and technology. No, it's far cheaper to go for lots of little sales.
@JaxonH So true. It feels like in a board meeting they must ask the group "right how can f*** this one up?!" lol
Didn't buy it and I certainly aint gunna bother even with the standalone release of the remaster now. They lost my cash now, the BO3 packages that you could buy were rigged as well, you only got the gun's if you paid real cash for em, if you earnt the package it wouldn't have a gun in just some crappy camo. I never paid for any packages so I never got any gun's (level 120 something master prestige) and I opened nothing but rare, my friend who bareley played at all spent £30 on them and got every ranged weapon available in the game at the time of purchase, he was like level 20 or so with 1 prestige under his belt. There's an alternate universe somewhere where game's are made about people that care about game's and not money, if it exist's I wanna live there! TF2 is the much MUCH better option for your futuristic online shooter (I don't play it I prefer BF1, best out of a bad bunch) at least there's no hidden agenda.
Glad I didn't bother getting the double game edition, Activision is digging this franchise into a grave.
@dryrain Exactly, there's no competitive advantage. People buy it because they like what it offers, shouldn't hurt anyone. Why wasn't this info in the article? This comes across as a "trash and hate on CoD" article with minimal substance. Come on Push Square...
@Rudy_Manchego To me, with all the stuff they have in the drops, it looks like they want to keep MWR as a multi year CoD. So my thoughts are if they release it separately it will be after Infinite Warfare's lifespan.
@Lonejester It isn't a hate on CoD article, it was about how they added supply drops after a very vocal community has voiced over and over there views on it. MWR was pitched as just an updated version of Modern Warfare, something for the old CoD fans who don't like the direction CoD has gone, advance movement, supply drops etc. They fact that they didn't say right out the gate oh we are going to have supply drops upsetted alot of fans.
True it's cosmetic for now but how long is it till they add weapons? They said the same thing at first with Black Ops 3, it's just cosmetic and then BAM, all of a sudden there's guns.
@ultraviolet Exactly. Problem is the people who are upset the most are a small majority at least when it came to Black Ops 3. Most people that bought them were newer CoD players. So because it was successful in BO3 the are back now in IW and MWR. Even after a very vocial community asked for them not to be MWR.
They cant just leave well enough alone.
I actually never purchased this because I would be forced to pay £80 for a game I dont want just to gain access to one I do.
This is just an example of the money making machine doing just that, making money by any means.
I dont doubt there are many people at IW or whomever who want to make a great game because they enjoy it, but with the abundance of Bobby Kotick types this falls by the wayside.
I mean he openly stated multiple times that "Activision dont care about what they are selling as long as it can be milked for profit", yet people still paid and now here we are.
@Tasuki Fair enough, I can understand the frustration at having the cosmetics of later games invade a cherished earlier (superior) entry.
@Tasuki that to me is exactly the issue here, its obvious they didnt listen and likely dont care.
And I believe you may be right with your earlier comment about weapons inevitably being put into these drops.
Its just a matter of time.
@ToOGoodOfAPlaya According to Raven Software, they want to keep purely cosmetic but in the end it's up to Activision. I again would like to bring up Black Ops 3. According to Treyarch they were going to keep it purely cosmetic but in the end Activision made them add the weapons, since I am pretty sure the promise of weapons make people spend more money on CoD points then just the promise of cosmetic stuff.
Glad I only play CoD for the campaigns.
@Midzark same MW3 if where I jumped off that train officially. I still buy Treyarch releases though being a big zombie fan.
Let's hope they don't ruin that now.
I dont see it all that dramatic - in my opinion almost every online multiplayer game I own and ever played has some pay to win elements in it - the last one where I had the Feeling of not being disadvantaged in that regard was Overwatch (where it was just me being bad at the game lol). Its a bit sad and frustrating that in CoD, Fifa and almost every other Online game some have Major Advantages over other Players just because they spend more Money on the game - but yeah, thats just how the industry, and life in General, works. Only Thing one can do is to simply not spend any extra Money.
I just see it as a huge Problem for the E-Sports community and People that Play tournaments
Tap here to load 44 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...