Call of Duty: WWII Microtransaction Launch Has Been Delayed
Over the past few weeks the debate over microtransactions has been kicked into the forefront of the industry, with a few developers like Take Two and Ghost Games, defending the common and widespread practice. Of course, amongst this discussion, Call of Duty: WWII has launched to a slew of problems. Now, as if Activision wasn’t getting enough heat for the underwhelming launch of WWII, they have announced the premium microtransactions have been delayed.
Much like the Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: WWII will offer microtransactions in the form of Call of Duty Points. These points are purchased with real money and can be used in any of the three latest games. Activision has announced that these microtransactions will not be available until next Tuesday, November 21st. All those who pre-ordered the digital edition of Call of Duty: WWII will receive the 1,100 Call of Duty Points next week as well. You can check out the tweet from Activision Support below.
As an update to an earlier announcement, the COD Points live date has been shifted to November 21. As a digital edition owner, your bonus of 1,100 CP will be awarded at that time. Thank you for your patience.
— Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) November 14, 2017
Activision has stated that they delayed the launch of these microtransactions in order to fix the launch issues first. And although it seems there has been little headway made with this disastrous launch, Activision is continuing to work to fix the problems. This past weekend Sledgehammer released the following statement: “We’re seeing millions of fans play every day. However, we also know we’ve had issues, there’s frustration. We recognize that and we hear you. Our highest priority is to deliver the best online experience possible. We’re not there yet, and we won’t rest until we are. Our entire team is working around the clock.” If they are launching the COD Points next week, this could be a sign that we’re almost out of the woods.
Although we don’t quite know what we can get with the Call of Duty Points, it is likely that they will follow the same pattern as Infinite Warfare where they could be spent in both multiplayer and zombies. We’ll just have to wait and see. Are you disappointed by this news? By the launch of Call of Duty: WWII overall? Let us know in the comments below and keep it locked for updates!