Call of Duty Modern Warfare swaps loot boxes for Battle Pass

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This is good news.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare will not have loot boxes but will instead offer a Battle Pass, Activision has today confirmed.

Calling it a “new approach,” Activision said in a new post that, “we are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.”

“All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game,” the post continued. “The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying.  Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.”

The Battle Pass, much as you’d expect, has both a free and Premium (aka paid) track.

“There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.”

The Battle Pass will not be available at launch.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 25 October.