There was a rumor last month that suggested that Activision and Treyarch could be ditching the multiplayer season pass. It turns out that the rumor wasn’t true because according to Activision, it appears that while they will be changing how they approach DLCs, we’re not necessarily sure if it is for the better.
According to Activision’s support page (via Polygon), it seems that the DLCs sold for Black Ops 4 will be sold as an entire bundle. This means that players will have to go all in or get nothing at all, since DLCs will not be sold separate from each other. In the past players had the option to purchase the DLCs individually depending on their preference.
This is obviously more expensive than if you were to buy the entire season pass, but cheaper if you’re only after one or two DLCs. For example last year’s season pass was priced at $50, versus the DLCs which were sold at $15 each which meant buying all four would cost $60, $10 more than the season pass.
According to Activision, “We’re redefining the digital content season for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by delivering more content with more frequency.” Like we said we’re not sure if this is necessarily for the better, but the earlier report did get something right which was that by doing this, it could help prevent spikes in the player base since players would have either bought all the DLCs or bought nothing.