Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is starting along its content roadmap for the coming months, and a new paid game add-on has just become available. Of course, being paid content, it comes with its own controversies.
Entitled the “Mother Russia” bundle, the new add-on costs 2000 CoD points, which works out to roughly $20 USD. The bundle includes a bunch of cool new features which is sad for those who don’t want to part with their hard-earned cash because it’s essentially a paywall.
One feature in particular is causing a lot of unhappiness amongst players – the “Time to Die” character watch. The watch allows for a much-requested feature to be added into the game: the ability to keep tabs on scoreboard deaths for your character. Sadly, if you want this ability, you’ll need to pay for the whole bundle as it’s not available to purchase separately (at least not right now).
People are pretty p*ssed about the $20 paywall, which for a $60 game, definitely isn’t cheap.
One user said on Twitter: “(Mother Russia pack) you have to pay $20 for a watch to see how many times you died in-game back in good old days you just hit scoreboard to see your death.”
Another criticised: “Yeah pay the $20 for the mother Russia pack. What you [thought] @Activision was going to go fully consumer friendly.”
Over on the Call of Duty blog, Activision describes the Mother Russia bundle as follows: “‘Dasvidaniya’ to your foes and channel the menacing force of the Red State with the ‘Mother Russia’ Featured Bundle.
“The bundle includes the ‘Commuter’ Operator skin for Yegor to blend in with the locals, the ‘Old Country’ LMG weapon blueprint for high damage eliminations, the ‘Brass Tactics’ Finishing Move to pummel your enemies, and more. Get the ‘Mother Russia’ bundle for themed good from the Motherland.”
Are you paying for Mother Russia to get yourself the watch, or should this Call of Duty staple feature be free for everyone?
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