Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Pay-to-Win on PlayStation
Activision and Treyarch have officially confirmed that Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is getting a lot more bonuses on PlayStation than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare did. Not only will the Zombies Onslaught mode be locked away to PlayStation for a year, but so will bonuses that give PS4 and PS5 Call of Duty gamers an upper hand. Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is releasing for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC on November 13th.
Among the exclusives for PlayStation Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War fans are 25 Battle Pass tier skips, two extra create-a-class slots, extra weapon XP and exclusive double XP events. The extra XP offered for PlayStation fans of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is what’s dividing the community and making many people think the cross-generational Call of Duty title is pay-to-win.
One Call of Duty fan took to Reddit to discuss the Battle Pass tier skip advantage saying, “it basically just means your money is worthless on Xbox/PC, which is a shitty feeling.” Another took to the platform to say that extra class slots being locked away “is blatantly anti-consumer to PC and Xbox. Last year, an exclusive game mode was lame enough, but it was not game-changing.” While we can agree that a game mode being locked away through exclusivity wasn’t a big deal with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we can see how extra XP for fans playing on one platform is egregious.
“Now granting two extra create-a-class slots only for PlayStation players, and extra tier skips, and extra weapon XP, and exclusive Double XP events, all only for PlayStation is crossing the line,” continued angry Redditors. “There is no trade-off, cross-play is a granted, it’s just anti-consumer at this point and if it was a consequence of PlayStation’s exclusivity deal with Activision, they should bow their heads in shame.”
Are you glad these Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War features are being locked away to PlayStation or are you among the angered fans? Let us know in the comments below!