Call of Duty Warzone New Sold Out Bug Causes Controversy

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
3 Min Read
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Call of Duty: Warzone’s comical sold-out bug makes fans irk. Here’s everything we know about the strange bug.

CoD Warzone has been an enormous success for Activision. The battle royale satisfied fans looking for a new experience. The game mode featured classic Call of Duty mechanics updated by Infinity Ward’s new Modern Warfare engine.

Warzone’s store features premium bundles that come up in rotation every day. The store rotation is entirely rng similar to VALORANT’s store system. This generates a FOMO(Fear of Missing Out) in players. FOMO is a significant factor behind the sale of premium bundles.

Recently, a user faced a message stating sold out in the store. The message makes it seem like the item is exclusive, more like an NFT. This whole fiasco made fans worry about the future of the CoD store.

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Warzone’s Sold Out Fiasco

A user by the name of u/i-luv-doggos posted a screenshot on Reddit. The screenshot featured Warzone’s store and a message titled “Sold Out.”

A virtual item being sold out might not seem like a big deal to many people. However, the recent NFT culture makes it a problematic issue. Many games, content creators, and developers implement an NFT system for their in-game items. This makes the whole in-game item thing seem like a financial scheme.

NFT culture generates a fear of missing out, better known as FOMO. CoD has always featured in-game items that are available to everyone in-game. Moving to an NFT pattern for their in-game items will create a massive rift between the community and the game.

Judging by the massive failure of the previous two CoD titles, an NFT store pattern would seriously worsen things. The community has been patient because of the new MWII and Warzone 2’s prospects. Messing up the in-game store would not be a good move, considering the condition of their previous titles.

A user stated that this might happen due to a unlock tool. But it is unlikely as the user is a PlayStation user. The situation remains unclear. Until Activision makes an official statement about the store situation, it still cannot be said that they are switching to an NFT system.

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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.