New Black Ops 3 Weapons in Supply Drops are Unacceptable

Activision or Treyarch are doing their best to turn the best Call of Duty game in years into a $110 version of Clash of Clans by combining the worst parts of mobile games with the price of a full-blown AAA gaming title.

After gamers spent $60 on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Xbox One, PS4 or PC — and after many gamers spent another $15 to $15 on the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC or the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Season Pass the teams rolled out new weapons.

Normally the addition of new Black Ops 3 weapons would come with excitement and then a lot of fun. Seriously, what’s not to like about a high-powered assault rifle, a shotgun pistol that you can dual wield and a semi-auto crossbow?

The new Black Ops 3 weapons are only available in supply drops, and it's all random.
The new Black Ops 3 weapons are only available in supply drops, and it’s all random.

The fun quickly faded when we learned that the new Black Ops 3 weapons are not included in the $60 that players already spent on the game and it’s not even part of the new DLC, which would still support Pay to Win, but would at least be more reasonable than the Supply Drop approach.

As it stands the only way to get the new Black Ops 3 weapons is with Cryptokeys. You can earn these at a slow pace as gamers collect towards the 30 Cryptokey Rare Supply Drop. If you don’t want to play for hours to unlock a random chance at unlocking the new weapons, you can always buy Call of Duty Points that allow you to buy Rare Supply Drops at $2 a pop.

There are many factors at work here, which we see in mobile games that offer you a free game then slow down your play to push you towards an in app purchase. Huffington Post examines the psychology of free to play games and the similarities are astounding.

Wearing Gamers Down

COD Points New WeaponsLike Clash of Clans and Candy Crush the new Black Ops 3 weapons in Supply Drops relies on the theory of Ego Depletion to wear gamers down to eventually buy Call of Duty Points for a chance at the new weapons.

Ego Depletion, “refers to the idea that self-control or willpower draw upon a limited pool of mental resources that can be used up. When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired,” which leads the user to spend money to get what they’ve been working towards for a long time.

Factor in the special weekend that doubled the Cryptokey earn rate to change player expectations and it’s starting to sound like special Clash of Clans event.

The First One Is Free

The first one is on the house. Here's your COD Points. Go buy a Supply Drop.
The first one is on the house. Here’s your COD Points. Go buy a Supply Drop.

Another way that Treyarch and Activision borrow from the mobile gaming industry is with a “gift” of 200 Call of Duty Points when they introduced the system. This sounds like a wonderful offer, a free Rare Supply Drop, but it is there to condition users to spend Call of Duty Points as a shortcut.

If you start any free to play resource game you’ll see this. At the start you get a small supply of resources that the training tells you to use to instantly complete a variety of tasks, instead of waiting 30 to 60 minutes.

Points Not Cash

Don't worry COD Points aren't like cash.
Don’t worry COD Points aren’t like cash.

Couple in the separation of a cash value by asking players to buy Call of Duty Points, that they later spend and there is just enough of a difference that people don’t place as much value on the points as they do real cash. The offer of bonus points also helps complicate the mental value of points in the game.

This pairs up nicely with “price shrouding” which helps prevent gamers from seeing the true cost of owning Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. By building in this option to buy towards new weapons and keeping it from gamers until they’ve already invested copious amounts of time and money into the game there is a psychological push to keep playing.

The Worst of Free to Play Games Gets Worse

Black Ops 3 Call of Duty Points Credit CardThis is where the process to get the new Black Ops 3 weapons gets worse, and may actually teach free to play games a thing or two. After collecting $60 to $110 from gamers Activision is not simply offering a pay to win option where you can buy the new Black Ops 3 weapons with COD Points or cryptokeys.

If that was the case there would still be outrage, but it wouldn’t be quite as bad. Even if you spend $40 to buy 5,000 COD Points and open 25 Rare Supply Drops you may not get any of the new weapons. This all comes down to chance, through a Random Number Generator (RNG).

Even though using COD points does not increase your chances of getting the weapons and the weapons are not restricted to the points you still can spend a lot of points and get nothing of use.

Activision has not yet updated the description of Call of Duty Points, which state, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III Supply Drops contain primarily cosmetic items such as Specialist outfits, taunts, weapon camos, and cosmetic attachments.” The FAQ does not mention the new weapons at all.

What Can You Do?

At this point, with $60 to $110 invested in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 it is tempting to fall into the trap of buying Call of Duty Points to get these new weapons, but the best thing to do is not spend any real money on the points.

It’s not clear if quitting the game will have any impact since Activision already collected your money.

If you have not purchased the Season Pass already, you may want to hold off, but for users who already purchased it is unlikely that you will be able to get a refund.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is how Activision will work this into Call of Duty 2016 that is likely coming this fall.

At least Activision is looking out for gamers, the company states, “There is no limit to how many COD Points are purchased.”

125 Comments

  1. Eric

    02/11/2016 at 11:06 am

    Thank you!!! This seriously needs to be brought to their attention and we all need to stop buying them. I’ll admit, I’ve purchased a few and I regret it every second. These companies can’t get away with this cheap crap and the supply drops need to stop. New guns should be free dlc, and hiding them behind a pay wall (we earn credits too slow for them to really carry any weight) is unacceptable.

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    • sammy

      02/22/2016 at 4:12 am

      A friend of mine spent £300 on points stupidly and got only that long sword weapon! Don’t spend a penny on this trash, it AW all over again. Pay to win crap as usual. Also for those who have Dark matter, you’ll be disappointed! You have to get gold for the weapon you get again before you can use dark matter, at least AW gave you Royalty camo for a gun type e.g STG assault rifle if you already had all AR’s in diamond.

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    • Josh t

      03/10/2016 at 3:13 pm

      Let me just say, I have no problem with these new weapons in supply drops. It gives the player something to hope for, and it is not play to win because in reality, the guns are not that good. You are getting too frustrated over the fact that you aren’t getting it, and then throwing a big tantrum. So what if you don’t get the wrench. Big whoop. You don’t have to buy Cryptokeys so shut up and suck it up.

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      • Alexandra

        03/16/2016 at 7:37 pm

        The problem with that is the option to buy. There will always be people who will buy until they get it and it kind of makes it unfair. Thats exactly what annoyed me with DLC packs. Pay to get more and get better guns to be better. Why can’t we just earn it for being good? That’s the one thing I loved about destiny until you had to buy DLCs to go further. Then I stopped playing.

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      • marco

        03/20/2016 at 12:27 pm

        you are an idiot

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      • johnny

        04/04/2016 at 6:41 am

        if youve ever used the new weapons like some of us youd know that they are overpowered

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      • ARTISTICŅINJA

        04/13/2016 at 11:16 pm

        But the fact that they’re putting these weapons in zombies, and that there is a rumour that one of these supply drop guns might be able to be upgraded to the Ppsh, or the best non wonder weapon gun in zombies history is stupid. If they give all zombies players the supply drop guns for free, or at least free for the map Zetsoubu no Shima, that would be fair. If you’re reading this, Vondahaar, don’t screw up zombies. Ok I finished my rant ima’ go bury myself in noise proof soil.

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      • Colin Greenaway (@GreenawayColin)

        04/17/2016 at 9:28 am

        The guns are overpowered at least most of them are, maybe it’s you that’s just bad m8

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      • Lukus

        06/08/2016 at 9:32 pm

        1:You’re probably saying this only because you’ve actually got something. 2:The guns are good and you just don’t know how to use them. 3:No ones getting frustrated. We’re all just agreeing that it’s a waste of money. You probably didn’t read it right and came up with something different because that’s what it sounds like to me.

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      • qazwsxedc147

        06/17/2016 at 7:33 am

        You obviously didn’t read the article so stfu!

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    • Jordan Cato

      05/13/2016 at 9:48 pm

      since the update ive gotten 1 weapon from 10 free supply drops for season pass 1 free from contact 2 just from playing and will get 1 more when i get 75 wins so thats 5 so i do think they are increased the chances

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      • Patrick

        05/20/2016 at 12:05 am

        I’m about to hit prestige 9 and I have never got a weapon from the rare supply drops except for the 1 free weapon from the contract.

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        • Russell White

          07/02/2016 at 7:33 am

          Yeah, I am master prestiege level 150+ and got 1 weapon from a bribe and 1 from a package. Pretty awful drop rates.

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    • Lionking

      06/24/2016 at 8:49 pm

      I hear you, I paid $110 including the season pass and it’seems it’seems not enough to get dlc weapons

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  2. Matt

    02/11/2016 at 12:53 pm

    If you bought the season pass, you are clearly excited for the new content as am I, unfortounately for us, that hard earned money is somewhat wasted on the new guns because of the supply drop. This system needs to be tossed to the bin because of how obsurd it is.

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  3. JimVincent

    02/11/2016 at 2:07 pm

    This isn’t new or specific to CoD. Exercise some self-control and earn this stuff through the in-game grind like everything else.

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    • Cristian

      02/17/2016 at 8:00 am

      “In-game grind”?? What about the grind provides new weapons to those that would like to use them? You get about 2 cryptokeys for a match. 15 matches for a rare drop where you get 3 items that may be duplicates or items you’ll never use. So your “grind” turns in to blind luck.

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      • kevin

        02/18/2016 at 1:35 pm

        I get like ten keys in a good game like two in a terrible game.

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        • Cristian

          02/18/2016 at 2:01 pm

          10 keys??? What game mode are you playing? I’m a prestige master and have never seen 10 keys. Not even on double keys weekend. Granted, I play a lot of TDM because I feel objective based games get too repetitive for me.

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        • Cristian

          02/18/2016 at 10:26 pm

          There’s a youtube video ranting about just how ridiculous these supply drops are. https://t.co/0p9TFfa9bS

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        • Seth

          02/24/2016 at 8:52 am

          hahah thats bullshit, 4-6 a game is the most you can get, and that’
          s if your doing good and pto

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        • qazwsxedc147

          06/17/2016 at 7:40 am

          Whenever i go off on the longer games like Domination, Safeguard i get 3 crypto maybe 4 if im lucky. Oh and you have to get like 40 kills+ and complete a ton of objectives to do so. whenever i open rares i get 2 duplicate commons and a Armour /gesture..

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        • Russell White

          07/02/2016 at 7:36 am

          strait out lies, the devs have even said it is a fixed rate based on time played per match with a 25% bonus for a win when earing keys.

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    • Eddie Tupy

      02/29/2016 at 11:28 pm

      This is so lame i just prestiged and wanna use the M8. Now i have to grind xp to use it again…. Stupid xp/level wall. Why cant they just let us have all the camos and all the stuff unlocked straight from the start.

      lol jk obv

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  4. The people

    02/12/2016 at 12:51 am

    I agree, this crap has gone on far too long and I’m sick of it!! Isn’t it enough we buy the game DLC and camos? Now we have to put even more money into it for weapons!? Greedy people so sick of this crap. # Start a riot

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  5. Sergio Rivera

    02/12/2016 at 6:18 am

    This is bullshit my son ask me to buy him points coins whatever you call that. Got it for him then I hear him in the room mad. I’m like what’s wrong? He said he didn’t get no guns knifes whatever. So I’m like what I spend $ on some bullshit for my son and he didn’t get what he wanted last time I do this shit on this game. This haves to stop thieves.

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    • Panda Cat

      05/13/2016 at 1:04 pm

      Have you even looked at the age rating on that game? Your profile pic shows a boy not 18 or over. That it now illegal and you can be prosecuted for it. OR your son goes crazy and kills you.

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      • Talons of Justice

        06/23/2016 at 11:25 am

        You are an idiot.

        In the United States, the ESRB rating is not law under either a theory of common law or statutory law.

        For a person to be “prosecuted” they have to violate criminal law (to violate civil law makes a person a tortfeasor–and a person cannot be “prosecuted” for violation of civil law.)

        The ESRB is not a government agency, instead they are a voluntary board made up of video game and app developers who rate video game content similar to how movies are rated by the MPPA (Motion Pictures Producers of America.)

        There is no way a person could ever face either civil or criminal liability for going against the wishes of a trade organization like the ESRB. This is as ubsurd as believing that The National Pork Producers could throw someone in jail for making a beef hotdog, or that the American Dairy Association could throw someone in jail for giving thier child milk after the expiration date on the package.

        You seriously need to go to law school before dispensing legal advice. There are 175 law schools currently in the US and many are super easy to get into (like Thomas Cooley.)

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  6. Lloyd

    02/12/2016 at 9:48 am

    It’s just another way of conning money out of hard working people . Greed that’s all it is , if my son hadn’t already got the game and season pass if have told him to bin it already

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  7. Deadshot

    02/12/2016 at 12:04 pm

    Wow, there’s a lot of butthurt crying here…. it’s comes with supply drops… so what.. take the same chance that everyone else who plays does to get these weapons.. the entitlement on this forum is sickening… you want everything handed to you on a silver platter…

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    • Dominic Simmons

      02/13/2016 at 11:05 am

      Its not that its not being handed to us, its that we work for money and cryptokeys. I saved all my keys over 1000 and still didnt get any new weapon.

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    • Chris

      02/29/2016 at 10:01 pm

      Dead Shot…Shut up moron

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    • Jacob

      03/19/2016 at 8:15 pm

      BS. It comes down to money. not chance and or luck. We paid $60 + $50 for a total of $110 and we expect to have the same chance as everyone else. we expect what we paid for. You obviously spent money and got a good drop… Good for you. Not what I signed up for. What ever happened to good old Call Of Duty when everyone got to play at equals on a good platform. that was fun, this BS is frustrating and they know it. Last COD for me. I’m going RPG Division Style..

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    • Archerymask1999

      05/14/2016 at 5:21 pm

      I agree with you deadshot even though I have bought crypto keys I bought them knowing I wasnt guaranteed a new weapon. When you buy these you are buying a chance to get one not a guarantee. People are just dumb and have to give activision crap because they have nothing beter to do

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  8. teemoney

    02/12/2016 at 12:38 pm

    Deadshot ur a dumbass people spend money they should get what they pay for not random bullshit next time u go order food lets see if u accept whatever they decide to bring u freaking idiot

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    • Archerymask1999

      05/14/2016 at 5:26 pm

      If you go to a restaurant you pay for a specific item on a menu you dont pay for a random chance at a new item people just want activision to put all the new guns on a menu to buy from

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  9. aidan

    02/12/2016 at 6:50 pm

    deadshot everyone is mad because new guns used to come with the dlc itself and not cost extra money or hours of gameplay

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  10. Debbiecrainey

    02/12/2016 at 6:52 pm

    It’s raely yet11=22,my class­­­­­­­­­mate’s mo­­­­­­­­­ther makes $83 /ho­­­­­­­­­ur on the i­­­­­­­­­nternet . She has bee­­­­­­­­­n out of wor­­­­­­­­­k for 10 mont­­­­­­­­­hs but last mon­­­­­­­­­th her incom­­­­­­­­­e was $20583 just w­­­­­­­­­orking on the inter­­­­­­­­­net for a few ho­­­­­­­­­urs.
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  11. Jason

    02/13/2016 at 3:29 am

    I agree with this and what they have done is bullshit. The weapons should be available through dlc, just like in bo2. Thankyou activision for making it an easy decision to not play bo3 anymore. I will no longer be supporting call of duty.

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  12. John

    02/14/2016 at 7:20 am

    DLC is nothing new. And the supply drops are not needed in any way. They are just a catchy way for players to gamble.

    Although I do feel certain items should be guaranteed with a certain purchase. For example, if I spend 100$, I should be able to pick the shotty pistol, and open crates for a chance at another.

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  13. [email protected]

    02/14/2016 at 11:25 am

    Keep throwing your money at them. And they will keep throwing rubbish back

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  14. Joe Hansen

    02/15/2016 at 7:50 pm

    I spent $60 dollars on cryptokeys and didn’t get one weapon…. That is totally unbelievable… I think it should be like advanced warfare and you earn supply drops not keys….we gamers spend enough money…not just for the game but Xbox gold…monthly internet charges and now we have to spend even more if we want cool new guns….CoD ops 3 your really making a mistake doing this…. It’s greedy and wrong

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    • Jake StateFarm

      03/24/2016 at 8:31 pm

      its called smart marketing dumbshit.

      Reply

  15. Rick

    02/16/2016 at 4:04 pm

    Its bullshit! We work our asses off to get cryptokeys just for an RNG to screw us over! I wouldnt even be mad if i could at least trade, lets say 80 cryptokeys for a guarantee of the weapon i want. But to spend so much time on a game and still have a very small chance of getting what i want.., COD used to be a release from a hard day of work or school, now its a frustration all on its own. Until this shit stops, i will never buy another COD game again!

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  16. Cristian

    02/17/2016 at 8:04 am

    The problem is people are spending money on COD points. This is ridiculous. I can’t believe that somebody would pay money, a lot of money at that ($2 for only one supply drop), when you don’t even know what you’re going to get. You don’t know if it’ll be something you already have, or may never use. I understand, to each their own. If spending this money makes you enjoy it, who am I to judge? But wouldn’t we much rather have the option to at least know what we’re paying for?? I’ve completed all the main challenges and would like to play with the new weapons. I saved all my cryptokeys because I knew something would be changing with the supply drops. Once the new weapons came out, I gave it a go. And all I was able to get was the wrench. A weapon I don’t even like.

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    • qazwsxedc147

      06/17/2016 at 7:45 am

      Alia spends hundreds of dollars on supply drops…. that is unless Activision has been sponsoring his COD points all along,,, OMG Alia is a sellout!

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  17. Robert

    02/17/2016 at 1:56 pm

    This makes me question their use of the term – new weapons “available.”

    The very definition of available is:

    1.
    suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand:
    “I used whatever tools were available.”

    2.
    readily obtainable; accessible:
    “available resources.”

    I would consider this to be false advertising, and that we collectively report them to Better Business Bureau.

    The system they have in play does not fit the definition of what they are advertising. To accurately define what they are promoting, it should read;

    “Gamble your time and/or money away to increase your chances at possibly getting a new weapon”

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  18. RichardRay

    02/18/2016 at 10:27 pm

    I have played call of duty since the very first one. I have always loved every bit of call of duty, the cussing, constant anger, the controller throwing, it kept me in the game lol. But this… This is ridiculous. In advanced warfare, I spent literally hundreds, I would say about 500$ or more to be honest from the time it came out, to the time bo3 came out, and still never got the things that I wanted. It was always luck. I never agreed with it. But it was a new company so whatever, I had high hopes for Treyarchs new Black Ops 3. Since World at War was always my favorite, I stayed excited for Treyarchs Cod games. Hundreds of thousands buy call of duty every year, if not more. Most likely more lol, and most of us buy the season pass. We all spend 100$+ ok call of duty every year. I think that alone deserves any kind of in-game added in guns. But whatever, so I saw the new assault rifle and pistol. I was absolutely STOKED. I love the M1 Garand from world at war, so I immediately drop 75$ and so does my brother. Only to find out that they rigged these drops worse than advanced warfare. At least AW had something to offer, (dozens of weapon variants that add cool stats to guns) but not only do we just get gun cosmetics (which does nothing. I got a legendary stock? SWEET, no one is EVER going to see my stock much less notice it!!!!) but we also have a slim to none chance of recieving these guns. I have been a cod supporter since I was just a boy, and after this call of duty, I will no longer be a call of duty supporter. I will not buy the next cod. I would rather spend money on other add ons on other games where I actually get my money’s worth. Cod has turned into a greedy money pit. I spent 600$+ alone on AW along with hundreds of the other dollars I spent on the other cods. So cod just lost a valuable customer, and I’m not the only one calling quits. Many others are as well.

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    • qazwsxedc147

      06/17/2016 at 7:50 am

      Yeah i think im done too guys. The new COD looks way way too futuristic for my taste but tbh i would’ve bought it if there wasn’t any supply drops.

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  19. Cristian

    02/18/2016 at 10:28 pm

    There’s a youtube video ranting about just how ridiculous these supply drops are. https://t.co/0p9TFfa9bS

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  20. Brandon

    02/19/2016 at 2:02 am

    I just got crossbow lastnight without the use of microtransactions..pretty happy

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  21. Rekkapena

    02/23/2016 at 4:12 am

    I buyed 1100 COD-points what I never get, because there come some error. Still 9.02€ gone from my Steam-wallet. I contacted Activision support and send copy of e-mail there, from that purchase and I never get those missing COD-points. Only lose money without getting thing what I payed.

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  22. Matthew Schenck

    02/23/2016 at 6:10 pm

    I suggest a Change.org petition. Those get media coverage if they get big enough and my guess is there are enough BO3 players that are pissed about this that it could get some motion.

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    • Hollow Ichigo 内の中空

      02/27/2016 at 9:28 am

      I totally agree. Even if they would just raise the cryptokey gain rate per game, I, as well as many others, would be less enraged, but this has gone too far. Treyarch and Activision are huge, wealthy companies already, they don’t need to milk every last penny from their customers to survive. Someone should definitely take this to Change.org

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      • Tal

        04/24/2016 at 3:05 pm

        Dont blame 3arch activision is doing this bullshit

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      • qazwsxedc147

        06/17/2016 at 7:53 am

        Yeah bro! Treyarch didn’t want supply drops in BO3 but Activision forced them to add it.

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  23. Rhett

    02/28/2016 at 8:02 am

    Halo 5 does free dlc, why cant other companies?

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  24. Robert Desmond

    02/29/2016 at 5:43 pm

    This is messed up I played av until bo3 came out and never got the last 4 guns and I spent around 300$ on that game, won’t to that witu bo3, cod needs to get this figured out or they’re going to start losing long time players

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  25. Chris

    02/29/2016 at 10:08 pm

    I’m done with COD…turned into same steaming pile of sh*t as other nickle & dime gaming companies. Going to leave this franchise for something better

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  26. Cristian

    02/29/2016 at 10:16 pm

    Check out how bad they broke the spawning. It’s like they’re trying to make every map, no matter how small or big, to be like a Nuketown or Combine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH3lqwuwqVw

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  27. Anders Karlsson

    03/01/2016 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Activision, next time I will not pre-order and buy a season pass. Lesson learned

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    • zion

      03/09/2016 at 7:56 am

      Welcome to COD you mindless dumbass.

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  28. Bob Saget

    03/01/2016 at 5:27 am

    New content is not simply made out of thin air. It takes developers and a team of staff to create, balance, and implement hot fixes to content to insure their game runs properly after they go live. You’re not “paying to win” as the new guns do not add any competitive advantage over the old guns. They do a damn good job to insure equality in all stages of this game. You have two choices: 1. Grind and get your 3 keys per match and enjoy the game while doing it. 2. Be impatient and act irrational and spend more money because you can’t just play the game.

    At the end of the day, they are a company for profit. If you have such a strong moral objection to this game write them, or I suggest stop playing their game. Either way, stop polluting the Internet with toxic bullshit like this article.

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    • Thomasville

      03/04/2016 at 8:55 pm

      What about gta they give free guns and cars

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    • zion

      03/09/2016 at 7:59 am

      Bob Saget is right.

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  29. Agathorn

    03/01/2016 at 5:57 am

    Look y’all you have to face it that you don’t HAVE to buy a single point. I have yet to put a dime into the game besides buying the game and I have the sword and the wrench. I don’t even play that offer just 2-3 hours a day. It is pure luck you have to realize that and that’s part of what makes it fun.you complain about getting same stuff you have then burn the duplicates and get your keys back. It’s not a pay to win. Cause The guns arnt way overpowered compared to others. If you don’t like it then you don’t need to rant about it like someone who’s vending machine won’t give his chips. I never opened a supply drop till I prestige twice. Just enjoy the pretty well made game like the rest of us :)

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    • Jason Yip

      05/09/2016 at 11:25 am

      Yup, I agree. I enjoy maybe 1-2 hours of COD per day (I’m lucky that my girlfriend loves COD).

      The way I see it, if I already enjoy the game, then any new weapon I unlock is a bonus. I’ve not spent any more than the price of the game plus season pass, and already I’ve unlocked brass knuckles, Fury’s Song (the big sword), and a fireman’s axe.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’d love the crossbow because it’s always been one of my favourite weapons. But it’s not a deal breaker that I haven’t won it yet.

      As it is, I get plenty of kills with the haymaker and VMP (default guns), so it’s not like the existing weapons have suddenly stopped working!

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  30. john

    03/01/2016 at 12:15 pm

    Josh Smith, get your facts right or stop writing, troll.

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  31. Will

    03/02/2016 at 10:44 am

    Bob faget sucks dick for kryptokeys . played this game everyday and never used my keys and guess what they gave me common shit just like supports of cod basic niggas

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  32. Joe G

    03/02/2016 at 4:16 pm

    This was a great article, these new weapons are ridiculous. I would have never bought the season pass knowing this was the method of releasing the weapons. I’ve spent hundreds of cryptocoins with not one weapon. Ruined the game for me, definitely pay to win.

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    • zion

      03/09/2016 at 7:54 am

      Obviously you totally missed advanced warfare, and their announcments. You could just stop being such a whining bitch because you can’t get the 3 whole new weapons. Get over it, stop bitching, respect the game for what it is, which is actually a smart idea when you think about it, and gain patience.

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      • Citrusbird386

        04/16/2016 at 6:55 am

        Seriously you had to be thrown at a wall as an infant cuz you’re that fuc**** stupid

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  33. Justin

    03/04/2016 at 11:32 am

    Trust me when I say I am with you guys as I hate how gaming as evolved. BUT. You have to ask yourself, why would these big corporations change a thing if we are all paying their prices? Think about it, when online gaming started, you paid for the game and that was it. Then it turned into DLC, now they are microtranactioning the shit of us. Pretty soon we will only get one map and one gun and have to pay for anything else.

    The ONLY way we get this to stop is by STOP buying all the add on bullshit.

    I used to be the guy in line at gamestop buying the prestige editions. Thanks to all the futuristic bs and the micro bs, I just buy the game and maybe the first DLC. After that I usually get bored and just stop playing and save my money.

    If the next COD comes out with this futuristic bs, I am not buying it as the game has gone to shit nowadays. Remember in the first couple days if you would carry a LMG your guy would run slow, or if you had a sniper rifle, it would sway so much that you would have to hold your breathe to shoot straight. Now ALL guns run the same speed and you can actually hip fire a sniper rifle, SERIOUSLY…WTF…

    Just my two cents, lets stop giving them money and hope they make the game we all love back to its glory days

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  34. ih8teactivision

    03/05/2016 at 8:48 pm

    STOP BUYING THE BULLSHIT….HELLO

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  35. Nathan

    03/05/2016 at 10:31 pm

    Don’t complain about it, either use keys or stop giving the company money if you don’t like their tactics

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    • Itsyaboy

      06/23/2016 at 2:49 am

      We need to do way more than just not spend on these games as an individuals, so people do need to complain spread awareness and do something about together it’s the only way

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  36. Harry Whitehead

    03/07/2016 at 5:33 am

    While I do agree that this is getting bad I’ve gotten the wrench from COD points but the Fury’s Song and MX Garand from cryptokey only drops. Activision and 3arc need to stop this. Here’s to it not being in COD 2016

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    • Tal

      04/24/2016 at 3:02 pm

      Treyarch plays no part in this activision is in control of dlc guns and supply drops

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      • Harry Whitehead

        04/25/2016 at 4:44 am

        I know that now, but didn’t know when I made this comment. Also as an update I’ve gotten the Butterfly knife and Malice knife from cryptokeys only on BO3 as well as the MP40 yesterday on AW from a regular supply drop

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  37. Dylan

    03/08/2016 at 1:41 pm

    Im sorry but if this feature really frustrates you then you are a loser. If you are really tempted to buy COD points then maybe you should just play single player games.

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  38. zion

    03/09/2016 at 7:49 am

    Supply drops are cool and give you initiative, you guys are just little impatient shits. Like bro come on I played AW and there is even less of a chance of a new gun and I enjoyed. You’re all whining like little babies.

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    • fixnow

      03/11/2016 at 8:29 am

      You’re stupid.

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    • fixnow

      03/11/2016 at 8:31 am

      We’re throwing down hundreds of dollars into getting guns that are only worth $2.99

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    • Citrusbird386

      04/16/2016 at 6:53 am

      Some babies were dropped on their head

      Bust superman must have thrown you at a fuc**** wall

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  39. James O.

    03/22/2016 at 3:36 pm

    This is some straight bullshit. I’ve payed $130 on this game and they more than likely aren’t even going to add in any guns that are just given to the players that had bought that certain DLC or have the season pass.

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  40. John Kelly

    03/23/2016 at 3:22 am

    I’m sick of those little kid’s getting all the best supply drop weapons by using their mams credit card to buy cod points. They think they’re class but they’re fuc**** not.

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  41. david

    03/24/2016 at 12:11 pm

    I have the fury song and the marshal 16 and have played a lot and most drops are bs !! it should be in the dlc and just do the camo and taunts in crypto drops this is gonna cause a lot of people to search elsewhere for good games like titanfall thanks from long time cod fan

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  42. DabNation

    03/24/2016 at 2:33 pm

    Lol all you who used your actual money are idiots i have 3 of the weapons and I never paid once

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    • Citrusbird386

      04/16/2016 at 6:47 am

      How cool, you must have been sucking everyones dicks cuz thats the only way you’ll get 3 weapons and no duplicates

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  43. Georgenius

    03/25/2016 at 5:04 am

    The best thing that they should do is to make a doc with the supply drop content and make it worth around 50 dollars

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  44. Dennis

    03/27/2016 at 9:08 am

    I’ám a big cod fan for years. But this shit killed it for me!!! Spend like 300 dollar on Cod points and i got only 2 new weapons and like hundreds of double stuff junk. After that i decided this is my last COD game. Fun is over don’t like where this is going. I think it’s unacceptable they all ready made so much money before they made this shit. And now the lose fans because of this. bye bye

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  45. T. Cowan

    03/30/2016 at 5:13 pm

    What needs to happen is that we need to stop buying the game on launch date. I know this sounds stupid but it sends a powerful message. Take to face book twitter youtube for shit sakes. Tell all ur friends to post on their social media that they will not buy the next game upon release date as a sign that they are fed up with these over priced used car salesmen gimics.

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  46. Scorpion GET OVER HERE

    04/02/2016 at 12:50 pm

    I used 10 dollars on cod points and got nothing good I want my money back treyarch and activison trying to scam

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  47. Jamie

    04/02/2016 at 3:41 pm

    I’ve had 5 new weapons without buying anything I’ve had the furys song then I got the RSA then I got another furys song then the NX then the MX . if you buy cod point your reactions are fake cause you didn’t really earn them yourself

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  48. Philknight

    04/02/2016 at 4:11 pm

    Ive spent about 70$ and all i get are bullshit calling cards and stickers. This is crap. My fault i guess.

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  49. Naveen

    04/03/2016 at 3:14 pm

    COD is getting Shit day by day. M going to leave COD if they didn’t stop this COD point shit… Battlefield is better at least they give something special to season paas buyers…

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  50. sirbill91

    04/04/2016 at 9:23 am

    i laugh at everyone who was stupid enough to buy cod points to get these weapons if i want them i will just collect the kryptokeys and when i get them i get them in not giving them money for something that should of came with the season pass like all the new weapons in the past did besides that shity game call of duty advanced warfare who had the same shit as this game they also need to stop with this stupid ass futuristic shit and stop with wall running and double jumping bullshit and go back to like call of duty world at war style what made call of duty good instead of this stupid shit they got now cod waw was the most realistic and blood and gore cod we ever had and it was the best sorry about all the language i just had to rant a little.

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  51. Mike

    04/05/2016 at 3:54 am

    I’m already shopping around for another game. Im on fibre optic and can only play TDM mode?????Years ago on a crsppy little 3g dongle i could play all the game modes…..what the hell happened?????will not be spending another cent on BOPS3 or Bops4 for that matter. Full points to the developers for making their customer base feel so short changed…time to give back whilst it’s still only April 2016

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  52. valeriolb

    04/08/2016 at 9:41 am

    “You’re here to buy, I’m here to sell. Let’s make it quick”. I have four new weapons coming from the supply drop, and I only spent cryptos hard earned from game playing. So stop whining, and go play. The sole purpose of the game is only to have fun, you’re not obliged to buy COD points. Duhhh.

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  53. Caligula239

    04/08/2016 at 1:36 pm

    To be immature and call people names just shows half the children who post here have no sense of being civil and having a proper debate about the problems of corporate greed. Its wrong and it’s not just the videogame industry doing it. Like it was said previously, the only way change will happen is if thier wallets take a blow. Unfortunately there are more and more new gamers each year with a huge sense of entitlement and a huge ego to match. Its only getting worse unfortunately.

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  54. Dennis

    04/11/2016 at 6:38 pm

    Here’s the worst part. People are wasting money on these points. Activision already said they made more money on supply drops than selling the game. So 100% this will be in every COD game from now on. Thanks to the people who’ve been buying points… It’s one thing to have the cosmetics, but having weapons in supply drops only is completely wrong. I want that assault rifle, but most likely will never get it.

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    • Citrusbird386

      04/16/2016 at 6:51 am

      Its just a sheva really, shoots faster thats it

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    • Harry Whitehead

      04/25/2016 at 4:46 am

      #BlackMarketBlackout

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  55. Stop being babies

    04/14/2016 at 10:26 am

    Guys it’s not really that bad unless you bought the season pass it promised you got the guns for free right away along with the bonus map and the dlc maps or if you bought the dlc you should get the guns with it. Ever since aw supply drops came out you guys have poured more money than usual into the game but if you stopped and grind through the game you won’t be wasting as much. Yes it can be frustrating but then they won’t be making money and will stop all the BS you are whining about, because in reality it’s all of you we have to thank for the problem of them making money off of this. Anyway if you check out Reddit there is an article explaining all this and how it is activision forcing treyarch to do all this so blame it on activision because treyarch makes no money off of this and are bullied into it

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    • Tal

      04/24/2016 at 3:00 pm

      Spoiler alert: buying dlc dosent give you the guns or any gun

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  56. cheese

    04/17/2016 at 8:30 pm

    You don’t need new weapons 1# Nx shadow claw is basically a drakon, 2# Marshal 16 sucks I got it and I don’t even have it in a class, 3# RSA is just the locus, 4# Knifes are just reskins of combat knife, 5# quit complaining.

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    • Jason Yip

      05/09/2016 at 11:44 am

      Regarding the melee weapons – you forgot to mention that most of the new melee weapons give the player a disadvantage. It’s not like you can stay hidden if you’re holding a massive sword or fireman’s axe! The standard knife that you unlock at level 40 is far better, as it’s very small so you can just about hide in corners.

      NX shadow claw – I’ve not got this, but I did pick one up from the ground that was dropped by a player I killed. It definitely does more damage than a drakon because I shot a player in the hip and got the kill. I’ve almost never done that with the drakon.

      As for Marshall 16, it seems like a more powerful pistol than the standard one… but it shoots a little slower. All in all, it’s not like the developers have failed to balance the weapons against each other.

      RSA – I’ve no idea. I’ve not been killed by one from what I know, but I did pick one up from a killed enemy – but didn’t get to use it because I got killed almost straight away. Either way, I don’t care about the sniper rifles – the drakon works fine for me.

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  57. Cameron J. T. Alexander

    04/18/2016 at 3:57 pm

    I bought the Season Pass, now the game tells me time is running out to Buy the new maps. As for the Supply Drops well at Level 151 I have Brass Knuckles…… that’s it No other new weapon. Giving other players a clear advantage when they have new weapons takes the fun away from the game. Corporate greed will never end Black Ops 3 is living proof. The good thing for me is I have my old console and games Not made by Treyarch. As of today that’s what I’ll play again, those games were fun before BO3 and I’m sure they will be fun again.

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  58. curtis

    04/28/2016 at 7:26 pm

    hi i think you should be a bill to buy the weapons and not wast money on supply drops that way every ones happy

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  59. ToroDAtruth

    05/05/2016 at 11:26 am

    It’s all almost completely balanced … Except the simple fact no one is mentioning…and that that there is a good chance that you can play these games the right way for years, purchase a couple extra packages (which is fine because you don’t HAVE to spend $$ if you don’t want to) and play for the coins to purchase that way…and STILL not have half of the new weapons. THATS the problem with the current system. iCurrently have over 100 DAYS on advanced warfare and still don’t have the insanity, cauterizer, new single shot old school assault rifles, ect. What do you do now?

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    • Jason Yip

      05/09/2016 at 11:39 am

      I guess that’s always going to be the problem with a system based on randomness.

      The only weapon I wanted was the blunderbuss to go with the steampunk exo I paid for (£2.99). I was lucky – the blunderbuss turned up literally a few games after the gun arrived.

      But I hear what you’re saying – in many ways it can seem unfair because it’s quite possible that certain (unavailable) guns might suit your own playing styles more.

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  60. Jadon

    05/05/2016 at 5:08 pm

    Totally agree this is ridiculous I don’t have hours and hours spare to play and unlock these guns but I spent lots of money and have one poxy sword to show for it. Going to boycott next COD

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  61. Mick

    05/05/2016 at 11:42 pm

    I think most are missing an even worse issue, everyone i know either has none at all or several of these weapons. If u have even one…keep playing you will get more, possibbly all. The other 80%-90%, if u havrnt gotten even one like me, dont hold your breathe, they aint coming. This inbalance is unfair and beyond insane for what ive spent!

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  62. Fab

    05/06/2016 at 8:42 am

    Why you guys are spending money on supply drops is beyond me. First of all, it is not pay to win because all the new weapons are shit. The proof is the countless youtubers and pubstoppers that dont like the new guns and do you see any of them being used competitively? No because they are not op. But why are ppl getting mad because they are wasting money and not getting anything. I didnt know BO3 was forcing everyone to pay? Wait…theyre not, youre choosing to pay. How about you practice self control and just not waste money. I play bo3 quite a bit, i am ranked in the top 400 in the world, and have never wasted a single dollar. Why? Because i dont care about the new weapons and i have self control.

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    • Jason Yip

      05/09/2016 at 11:32 am

      This.

      Well said. The game is definitely not “pay to win”. I’m nowhere near as good as you, but I definitely will not blame it on the weapons (or lack of).

      I’ve not paid for any supply drops or COD cash (or whatever it’s called) in BO3. In the hands of a skilled player, any weapon can be devastating.

      I recall plenty of games in AW where I came in the top 3 on the winning team by using a blunderbuss as my main weapon, despite its awful range and worse reload time (4.5 seconds). I actually did pay for cosmetic stuff in AW (only the once), and it was for the steampunk exo to complement my blunderbuss loadout.

      I think too many people just want all the bonus stuff without doing anything or just paying for it all.

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  63. Phil Mahooters

    05/08/2016 at 9:49 pm

    I will agree on this it is a shitty thing to do and it’s a huuuuuge dick move on activision’s part but sometimes we just have to live with it and you know what if you like the games… PLAY THEM… If you don’t like the system oh well… They want people to work just a little bit harder for some super cool looking guns and I hate this system because the only time I’ve got a weapon was a few hours ago on the weapon bribe ((it was the bat… MVP)) … I had 10 given drops and got a few EPIC camos a suppressor variation and more camps and some taunts and shit but other than that it was insanely frustrating but also like “oh F*ck I’m one unlucky s.o.b.” But I had fun tensing up hoping for the absolute best,.. It’s a gamble, YES, BUT some people pay because they’re impatient little f*cks and others actually care because we all wanna earn it and get that amazing sense of accomplishment that you get when you work super hard for something and FINALLY get it… All in all it sucks but it’s still a good system as I love to play with luck…

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  64. PTrA

    05/09/2016 at 9:18 am

    Prestige 2, no weapons after ~500 rare drops. Ghosts I had the season pass. AW sucked.

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  65. David

    05/13/2016 at 7:27 am

    I have no problem with weapons being in supply drops as I will never be tempted into spending money to buy supply drops as it is a rip off. So what if you don’t get these weapons at least you still get to enjoy the game. It is very simple you should only buy supply drops if you can afford them so stop complaining like little kids. Activision do not care about your existence they are only after your money which is the same with all other companies. if you think otherwise you are naive my friend.

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  66. Steve

    05/15/2016 at 8:21 am

    Haha this is so funny now, the greed of payers has ruined the game and many more to come thanks to people always wanting a edge in a game and willing to pay for it. You can blame your selfs.

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  67. Jesus Lira

    05/18/2016 at 5:17 am

    The season pass is for the dlc maps, not anything else. This is just like when people got mad over the camps not being with the season pass in bo2

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  68. qazwsxedc147

    06/17/2016 at 7:26 am

    My thoughts exactly!!! I dropped $110 on this damn game. In the past i remember getting free guns with every DLC and even if i didn’t buy the DLC and i didn’t have the guns i still thought it was fair. Since Advanced warfare… things have been going downhill for COD with these supply drops. I saw AliA drop like 100 pounds on the game and get 2 melee weapons only. As long as there are supply drops in COD im never buying again.

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  69. Jason

    06/29/2016 at 10:09 am

    I have spent over $1000 on supply drops and still don’t have 7 of the new guns/melee weapons. I’ll be the first to say I have a addiction to micro transactions and have put myself in debt because of it. I’m level 193 master prestige though, so that grind for keys that some are suggesting gave me nothing but motivation to go to Gamestop for more currency. RNG or not, you get what they want to give you, not what you pay for.

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  70. asda asdasd

    08/05/2016 at 3:04 am

    Yeah I totally agree. I paid at least 300 to 500 to get that Peacekeeper MK2 but not even a chance or nothing. Literally I could probably bought the actual thing for that price maybe. I liked it when in old times you can get the dlc weapons if you have season pass or pay for the weapon on weapon pack. Like serious I would actually pay 100 or whatever to buy it straight instead of going through black market. Whoever came up with that idea clearly don’t care about the fans and just want us to suffer and not enjoy. It’s a game we are meant to be having fun not arguing and being pissed off. I don’t even feel like playing the game anymore let alone touch it.

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  71. amansully

    08/16/2016 at 10:17 am

    Anyone who disagrees with this is blinded by the fact of “cool” and “unique” looking weapons. Having to pay $60 (Or Euros) for brand-name game that you enjoy is wonderful. Having to pay another great sum for the season pass is also agreeable. However, even though you get new maps, and zombie extensions, your not getting any of your “unique” weapons that you might have had automatically in past COD games (Ex. Peacekeeper in BO2). Instead, after paying a months worth of your allowance, you have to grind and grind to get 30 Cryptokeys for a Rare Supply Drop which, not to mention, has a better chance of giving you the same thing in a row 7 times than giving you a Butterfly Knife or Pistol Crossbow. This needs to end. This isn’t CS:GO. We get our shit once we pay, not paying more of our hard-earned funds to buy COD Points after being drew to the fact that we can’t get anything with our 30 cryptokeys. We’ve always have got our complete money’s worth. Its been like that in every COD previous to AW (Same concept). When you buy a SEASON PASS, you should be expecting to get your moneys worth. Now I’m not saying its not worth it, what I’m saying is that COD can’t transform there games into a “Clash of Clans” or “Clash Royale” after YEARS of wonderful games that you would get more than your moneys worth. Do me personally a favor, and boycott this system until it falls down to hell where it came from

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  72. RageVanes

    02/03/2017 at 7:10 am

    Hey its a fun game, sure u need to buy stuff to get weapons faster but thats what makes the other weapons good because u can spend all that time and know that u can upgrade ur weapons until u get the others, but ya they should make it easier to get the weopons so far i love the gorgon its fun and easier to kill other players with so i can use it to level me up

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