Using virtual currency, Call of Duty releases a game similar to Fortnite.
Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to adding popular game modes from other titles. The company behind some of the most popular first-person shooters has adopted the battle royale mode made famous by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. Now, it looks like Call of Duty is taking another page out of Fortnite‘s playbook with the launch of a new in-game currency.
In a blog post announcing the launch of the game’s “black market,” Activision explained that players will be able to use COD Points to purchase “contraband” items in the new store. These items will rotate on a weekly basis and can include weapons, weapon camouflages, and characters skins.
While it remains to be seen how well this new virtual currency will be received by the Call of Duty community, it is clear that Activision is looking to capitalize on the success of Fortnite and its own in-game microtransactions. With COD Points, players will now have yet another way to spend their money in Call of Duty games.
It should be noted that while this is the first time Activision has implemented a virtual currency system for Call of Duty, it is not the first time that players have been able to purchase in-game items with real money. In previous games, such as 2015’s Black Ops III, players could use their credit card or PayPal account to buy “Supply Drops,” which would then give them random items such as weapons and character skins.
Call of Duty Crypto
The Call of Duty franchise has long been one of the most popular in the gaming world, and with each new release, the fan base only seems to grow. In recent years, however, a new trend has emerged within the community: crypto.
Cryptocurrency is now being used by gamers all over the world as a way to trade virtual goods and services, and Call of Duty players are no exception. In fact, there is even a dedicated server for Call of Duty-related crypto trading.
Players can use this server to buy, sell, or trade virtually anything related to the game – from weapon skins to in-game currency. And because everything is done through cryptocurrency, there is no need for third-party middlemen.
This new system has proved to be extremely popular with gamers, as it offers a more efficient and secure way to trade virtual goods. So far, there have been no major issues reported with the Call of Duty crypto server, and it looks like this trend is here to stay.