According to an official statement from Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not include loot boxes or a supply drop system on launch. Although it wasn’t confirmed that loot boxes are out of the game for good.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Art Direct published a statement on Reddit to set the record straight about rumours regarding loot boxes in the game. Infinity Ward’s Joel Emslie announced that the game will not include loot boxes or any kind of supply drop system. At least when the game is launched anyway.
“There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare,” said Emslie on Reddit, “What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system. Also, functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY.”
However, while that means we should not see any kind of loot box or supply drop system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on launch, it didn’t rule out Infinity Ward adding the features sometime in the future. Previous titles from the call of Duty series have locked cosmetic and functional items inside loot boxes.
On initial launch, Call of Duty; Black Ops 4 didn’t include loot boxes. However, loot boxes found their way into the game eventually in the Operation Grand Heist update, with new characters found inside. The introduction of further microtransactions in Black Ops 4 didn’t go down well with the community. Hopefully, Infinity Ward will try to avoid a similar thing happening with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
KitGuru says: Not long to go now until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is released. How do you feel about loot boxes in premium AAA games lately? should they be in or out?