Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Fans Outraged With “All Or Nothing” DLC Model
Activision has a new method of delivering the downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it’s certainly being received with utmost distaste from the community. It was revealed yesterday that the game’s season pass will not be sold separately and players must opt for purchasing deluxe or professional editions of the game in order to receive it. In addition to that, there’s no choice as to which content you receive; all the DLC planned for the upcoming title is bundled together for convenience factor. In other words, it’s all or nothing and suffice to say, the Call of Duty community is furious.
With that being said, that’s only part of the reason fans aren’t too happy. By glancing at the Black Ops 4 subreddit, most of the threads are kind or harsh feedback on Activision’s. Some have directly complained about the maps bundle in a paid DLC, which is not the smartest idea. According to one Reddit user, there’s “already a shrinking playerbase” so to stack that on top of paid maps that either all-or-nothing is neither smart or sustainable in the long run. Here’s what Z3KE_SK1 said in full:
No one expects anything for free. This is not even part of the discussion on why we are upset with the Black Ops Pass. I swear, It’s as if you don’t even read what we’re saying. I’m going to speak for most in assuming that we here have no problem dropping upwards of $100 on this game. The problem we do have is with dividing an already shrinking playerbase.
On top of that, the people who do purchase the pass will have less people to play with then those who don’t, using past CODs as reference, especially later on in the games life cycle. At which point the extra maps then become essentially useless and the extra $40 spent wasted. There are plenty of other options Treyarch and Activision can use to monetize this game without dividing the playerbase. Every AAA game releasing this year and the next are following through with this, even some under the Activision umbrella, it’s time for COD to get with the times.”
Some folks have commended Battlefield V’s method of delivering post-launch content. As revealed at E3 2018, they will have no premium pass this year. Instead, DICE and EA have opted to go completely free. With that being said, they likely have something else in mind to meet even with costs for producing the game, which is likely to appear as optional microtransactions for cosmetic items.
Activision has yet to respond to the major backlash they’ve received thus far on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. How exactly will they deal with this? Passing the question on to you, what are your thoughts on this controversy and do you think they should change it up or stick to their guns? Does the community have validity to their arguments? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:
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