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Warzone 2 players furious over 'shameless' pay-to-win bundles

Richard Lee Breslin

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Warzone 2 players furious over 'shameless' pay-to-win bundles

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 players are furious over ‘shameless’ pay-to-win bundles in the popular battle royale.

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DLC in multiplayer is an accepted trend. Especially when we can gain access to snazzy cosmetic items that make us catch the eye of envious opponents.

Battle passes too are a common feature in most free-to-play battle royales, as it’s not only a way for the developers to recoup some money, but it’s also a fun way for player engagement with a clear path for some cool unlockable items.

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However, in just about every form of multiplayer genre, pay-to-win content is very much frowned upon giving players an unfair advantage if they’re willing to part with the cash. Though, there are a lot of cheaters in multiplayer games, so sadly, it’s not frowned upon by all.

One such pay-to-win DLC comes in the form of DMZ bundles for the new and popular mode in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. As reported by Dexerto, the aforementioned DMZ bundles include a free UAV, as well as bonus perks, all courtesy of new premium skins.

Normally in any Call of Duty game, a UAV would be activated by gaining a killstreak in a match, usually by accumulating three consecutive kills. Whereas perks are often unlocked via progression and once acquired, they can be equipped to your loadout.

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The DMZ bundle arrived as part of the Season 3 update on 12 April. Various bundles are available to purchase with a total of five new Operator skins and weapons with boosts. If purchased, these bundles can offer a UAV as soon as the match starts as well as instant access to a Self-Revive Kit.

What’s more, a ‘Classic Ghost’ bundle provides the player with a 2-plate armour vest, meaning that they can take a few more hits from the get-go. The EOD Specialist Operator skin gives the player a Medium Backpack, which means that they can carry more items than a player that has not parted with 1,200 Cod Points.

To frustrate players even more, if you want to unlock a fourth Active Duty Slot for DMZ, you have to spend a further 1,200 CoD Points. It is believed that a basic perk such as this one should be added to the player's loadout via progression without having to part with more money.

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Call of Duty players have been venting their anger in a Reddit thread.

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“Okay, I’m done with this game officially. The first battle pass I won’t buy for Warzone. I’ve barely been playing it anyway,” said MRichards18. “They clearly are fully committed to penny-pinching at every angle. I’ve never bought cosmetics, but I’ve always done battle pass, that stops now.”

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“Well, boys. It was fun while it lasted. Activision basically surpasses EA now with shameless money-grabbing,” expressed batZie_. “P2W makes this game even more meaningless.”

“What the f*** this is literally PTW,” exclaimed phoenixmusicman. So yeah, I think it’s fair to say that there are a lot of unhappy Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 players right now.

Topics: Call Of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Call Of Duty Warzone, Battle Royale, Activision, Activision Blizzard

Richard Lee Breslin
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