It's an online-focused video game launching in 2019, so of course Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was going to announce its all-new Battle Pass sooner or later. With both a free and premium stream of cosmetic content available, it is said to form the basis of the in-game economy and replace loot boxes entirely.
Announced on the game's official blog, each and every Battle Pass will be tied to the introduction of new seasons throughout the title's lifespan. You'll be able to unlock and equip cosmetic content, while "All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game."
The game's first Battle Pass won't be available at launch, with Infinity Ward opting to wait for players to unlock what's already included in the base game first. This news comes just a couple of days after the studio's art director Joel Emslie said that the team "are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system." It appears to be a decision that moves the game away from the possibility of receiving the same criticism that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 got after it added loot boxes to the game a month or so after launch.
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