Microtransactions have become quite common in games today, which can be seen as a good or bad thing depending what side of the fence you’re standing on. On one hand, microtransactions can add to a game if you’re somebody who doesn’t have time to earn it yourself within a game. On the other, it could also hold back a good portion of the gameplay experience just so the developer could nickel and dime you. Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will soon go the microtransaction route.
Starting tomorrow, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will receive an update to offer a free Nuketown 2025 map, the option to download the Nuketown Zombies map and something Activision is called “Micro items.” These reworded microtransactions allow players to spend additional money in order to receive a number of benefits from the game, such as paying 160 Microsoft Points ($2) to receive ten additional Create-a-Class slots.
You can also spend 80 points ($1) to a “Flags of the World Calling Card Packs, and 160 points ($2) for a “Personalization Pack” that allows you to customize your weapon, Calling Card and reticle. Activision showed off one of the packs, called the “Bacon personalization pack” which equips your weapons in a delicious coat of bacon. We’re not sure why you’d want such a skin, but if it’s one thing we do know, it’s that everyone loves bacon.