Call of Duty Sneakily Released a Bundle with Pay to Win Holotherm Sight

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Call of Duty has secretly added pay-to-win Holotherm sight in one of their recent store bundles in Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty Warzone 1 introduced a new large-scale multiplayer model to all players, which made its way to its sequel, Warzone 2.0. The new Battle Royale title was tied in with the premium release titles, which included all weapons, operators, and in-game features.

As Activision started focusing on the new live-service model, they started integrating new microtransactions in-game. They released new bundles that contained operators, weapon skins with blueprints, and other in-game accessories.

While the new bundles don’t provide any in-game advantages, a few have sneakily added pay-to-win features. However, these bundles were only limited to DMZ up until Season 5. The newest bundle in Season 5 features a pay-to-win attachment for Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2.

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New Bundle with Pay to Win Holotherm Sight

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 moved to Season 5 last month. With the new update, players have received a new battle pass, weapon bundles, and in-game events. However, one bundle put Infinity Ward in a pickle with its in-game pay-to-win weapon attachment.

The new Dark Rituals III bundle features the “Possessed” Operator Skin and three Weapon Blueprints: the “To Dust” Assault Rifle, the “Death’s Door” Battle Rifle, and the “Necrotic” Sniper Rifle.

CoD Bundle Pay to Win

However, the debacle began when CoD content creator ModernWarzone pointed out the issue with the optic attachment of “To Dust” AR, which featured a very familiar thermal sight with an unusual color scheme.

The normal holotherm sight has hindered vision through smoke, while the $20 bundle sight has a clear vision. This clear vision through smoke is a clear pay-to-win advantage. However, Infinity Ward has not addressed the issue yet, clearing the air on whether it’s intentional or a feature of the holotherm.

The pay-to-win debacle of the bundles started when they provided DMZ features; however, with this new bundle, they had moved towards P2W weapon attachments. Previously, during Season 1, a Sniper scope with a rangefinder started the P2W trend.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.