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Black Ops 2 to Introduce Microtransactions

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Posted on March 12, 2013 AT 04:38am

After years of speculation and questions, Activision has announced that it will be introducing microtransactions to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

The new in-game purchases are called “Micro Items” and will be made available on Xbox 360 tomorrow, followed by other platforms at a later date. Of course none of them will affect gameplay in any way, as you would expect, they are mainly cosmetic items. The items contain ”either personal customizations or nice little luxuries that I’ve seen players request; none of them affect gameplay, but they are small, specific ways to enhance your online experience,” according to Activision social media manager Dan Amrich.

The items include:

  • Personalization PacksLike dress-up for your favorite weapons. Each themed pack contains a unique weapon camo, three targeting reticles (one each for the Reflex, EO Tech, and ACOG sights), and a custom player Calling Card. All that stuff comes as a set for 160 MS Points (£1.37 / €1.92 / $2.00), One notable example: the Bacon Personalization Pack (!) wraps your favorite weapon in the most delicious cured meat known to man.
  • Extra Slots PackThis one’s for the players who requested even more loadouts and/or are fans of Theater Mode. You can now get 10 more Create-a-Class slots (giving you 20 total if you’ve gone all the way up to Prestige Master) and significantly expand your media storage, allowing you to archive 20 more emblems, 32 more films and 40 more screenshots for 160 MS Points (£1.37 / €1.92 / $2.00),.
  • Flags of the World Calling Card PacksThese packs include national flag-themed Calling Cards from countries around the world. Packs are divided by geographical region and costs 80 MS Points (£0.69 / €0.96 / €0.96), per region pack.
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