Treyarch have rolled out a new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and players are furious with the pricing of the new cosmetics, as well as their sub-par quality. Many are calling on Activision to stop ruining beloved franchises.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 recently received another major patch, bringing double progression rates as well as currency gains until 26 November 2018. The update brought many fixes players asked for and Treyarch seem to be doing really well for their player base, except the microtransactions keep getting greedier.
We already mentioned that the battle pass looks rather egregious and now the cosmetics are becoming ridiculously expensive. Players are reporting their dissatisfaction all over Black Ops 4's subreddit.
One user posted a picture of a Fall Firearms microtransaction that would let players unlock Divine Justice, a signature weapon that was available as a pre-order bonus in what the author assumed to be GameStop. While some pre-order customers could see this as an exploitation, other see it as a massively overpriced cosmetic, since it costs 2000 COD Points (CP), which is the equivalent of $20.
Another user voiced their displeasure about the lack of creativity and possibly quality of new cosmetics, since a new outfit costs $9 and doesn't really add much to the appearance. It is literally a minor re-shade of another skin, with an added pelvis to the skeleton theme.
As a cherry on the top of greed cake, one Redditor compared what they could buy in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 versus what they can in Black Ops 4 and how much it would cost. Turns out that a universal camo, three reticles and a calling card cost $2 six years ago while a camo for one single gun costs five times as much. And you can only put it on one weapon.
Many players in the comments seem to direct their anger at Activision, since they are actually enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, so recurring revenue transgressions are not exactly Treyarch's fault.