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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s customisable Operators sound very microtransactiony

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare allows players to play as a specific character. Dubbed Operators, each unique figure will have its own customisation options, character dialogue, and backstory.

Unlike the specialists in last year’s Black Ops 4, however, Operators will not have abilities affecting gameplay, but some will call back to classic missions from Call of Duty 4. According to an Activision blog post published last night, the ‘All Ghillied Up’ pack will put operator Grinch in Captain Price’s iconic ghillie suit, while ‘Crew Expendable’ kits out operator Otter with Soap pump-action shotgun and gas mask.

Those three operator packs will be available as part of Modern Warfare’s Operator Edition, which also comes with a Prestige Token for Black Ops 4 and a custom in-game tactical knife. If you want to step up to the Operator Enhanced Edition, you’ll be rewarded with all of that, as well as 3,000 Call of Duty points. At time of writing, the prices of each of the different editions has not been announced.

Infinity Ward announced last night that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has no season pass, as part of an effort to “deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players.” Presumably, the introduction of operators and their cosmetics is an attempt to recoup some of the cost associated with season passes, but further monetisation details are yet to be announced.

Going dark: Modern Warfare is the most ambitious COD to date

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was finally revealed last night. It comes with a new engine, plans for cross-play support, and has a co-op mode that sounds a lot like Spec Ops. You’ll have to wait until late October in order to play, but more details should be revealed over the course of the summer.