Black Ops 2 introduces microtransactions

'Micro Items' will offer customisation options, "won't affect gameplay"

Activision will introduce microtransactions to the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 tomorrow.


The new, optional in-game purchases have been dubbed "Micro Items" and will be made available on other platforms at a later date, according to Activision social media manager Dan Amrich.

He said they will 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".

  • 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 (£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 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 (£1.37 / €1.92 / $2.00),.
  • 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 (£0.69 / €0.96 / €0.96), per region pack.