Call of Duty: Modern Warfare seems to be one of the most well-received Call of Duty games in years. The newest installment has promised to return to the roots of the series once again. Revisiting features that made the franchise so beloved by its longtime fans. It appeared as though there was nothing Infinity Ward could do to turn fans of the series against them. However, that was until they announced they would be introducing weapon charms back into the game.
Weapon charms, for those who do not know, are a cosmetic attachment that can be added to your weapon in-game. These are purely for looks. They don’t add any bonus or special perks for the player. They are just there to sit around and look pretty.
Other FPS games like Rainbow Six Siege also has something similar. They are usually used to show off status and high rank to other players. Weapon charms were first introduced into the series in Infinite Warfare and have made appearances in Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty WWII.
The main gripe with weapon charms is that they come across as a blatant way to further push more microtransaction onto the Call of Duty fanbase. It is a safe assumption that no one enjoys microtransactions. So the backlash toward their presence in a game that promised to “restore” the series to what it once was is not that surprising.
But remember, these charms are not an integral part of the game and will be totally optional. You will not need to have these on your weapons in order to win. But they will be an option for those who want to add a little bit of flair to their character.
How do you feel about charms in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?