Black Ops II Adds Microtransactions From Tomorrow
Written Tuesday, March 12, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Activision is bringing microtransactions to Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox 360 from tomorrow.
Described by the publisher as “Micro Items,” the in-game items will offer “either personal customizations or nice little luxuries.”
And following the recent kerfuffle over Dead Space 3‘s microtransactions, Activision is quick to add that they will not “affect gameplay” and are instead “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience.”
Read on for the full descriptions of each of the packs being made available, courtesy of the One of Swords blog.
- Personalization Packs
Like 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.
One notable example: the Bacon Personalization Pack (!) wraps your favorite weapon in the most delicious cured meat known to man. I like that Treyarch has a sense of humor.
- Nuketown 2025
Folks have been asking me about the pre-order bonus map’s wide availability for some time now, so here it is – and it’s free, so all players can enjoy it together.
- Nuketown Zombies
If you didn’t get Nuketown Zombies as part of the Hardened or Care Package limited editions of the game, now you can get it as a standalone level for 400 MS Points.
- Extra Slots Pack
This 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.
- Flags of the World Calling Card Packs
These packs include national flag-themed Calling Cards from countries around the world. Packs are divided by geographical region and costs 80 MS Points per region pack.