New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Update Adds New Content But Also Microtransactions

on December 14, 2016 8:11 AM

A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered update has dropped, and has notably introduced, alongside new maps and new modes, microtransactions to the game via Supply Drops, something that was not included in the original release.

As you may remember, when Infinity Ward announced that all 16 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’s maps were getting remastered, it said 10 would be available at launch, while the other six would come sometime in December via an update. Well that update has arrived, and added the six remaining maps for free: Bloc, Countdown, Pipeline, Showdown, Strike, and Wet Work. Additionally, The Winter Crash map, originally exclusive to PC, has also been added and will go live on December 20th with a 24/7 playlist on all platforms.

On top of the new maps, two new modes, Gun Game and Hardpoint are also being added, as well two special weapon weapons camos in celebration of Holidays: Ugly Sweater and Gift Wrap. Said camos can be earned by completing challenges on Winter Crash. Further, female soldiers have also been added, something that was not featured in the original game.

And on top of all that, microtransactions are also being added via Supply Drops (which are essentially random loot drops). Supply Drops can earned in-game or purchased with Call of Duty points or Depot Credits. Said Supply Drops only contain cosmetic items, like new weapon camos, new emblems, new reticles etc.

You can also craft all the new items using a crafting currency called Parts, which is essentially Modern Warfare Remastered’s version of Salvage from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

For all of our previous coverage on the game, go here.

 

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