- The Black Ops 4 controversies continue to pile on, a year after the game’s launch.
- Treyarch made sweeping changes to the black market, ostensibly to make it better for players.
- However, it’s clearly a cynical move by the developers to retain players in the Modern Warfare era.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a controversial reputation. When it first came out, it earned decent reviews, mainly surrounding an interesting shake-up to the online gameplay. However, a few weeks later, Treyarch and Activision sneakily added loot boxes to the game, well after it had received its review scores.
Obviously, this didn’t sit too well with CoD fans. Overall, however, it seemed to affect the game’s success very little. With the latest Call of Duty title now out, it seems like an odd time for Treyarch to announce changes. Yet, here we are.
Treyarch Overhauls the Black Ops 4 Market
One of the critical issues with the Black Ops 4 market was how the loot boxes actually worked. Dubbed “crates,” these loot boxes initially had a chance of spitting out three duplicate items.
Although some changes were made in July to add “duplicate protected” crates to the game, there were still plenty of other issues.
For instance, certain items could only be obtained by paying real money. It was even possible to purchase “tiers” in the game’s battle royale mode. Someone on Reddit worked out that it would cost $200+ to get all of the content out of the game; otherwise, gamers would have to grind for 250 or more hours.
The Real Reason Behind This Old CoD Title’s New Changes
Now we get to the fun stuff.