It appears Activision will be including microtransactions to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as they will be rolling out something called “Call of Duty points” later this month.
The leaked image was shown on the Xbox Live Marketplace website a couple of hours ago. However, the original link has now been deleted. However if you type “200 Call of Duty Points” on Google, you can see that Xbox.com posted it earlier today.
From the image, we can see that 200 Call of Duty Points will cost you $3.49. The release date has been listed as December 15th. All it says is that Call of Duty Points “are the universal in-game currency that can be used in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to obtain Black Market supply drops, vials to create Gobblegums and other in-game content“.
It appears you can purchase up to 200 to 1000 Call of Duty points. Black Ops 3 is heavy on customization, so it’s possible you can use these points to also gear up your character the way you want them to be. Alternatively, players can always just unlock weapons and the like by actually playing the game itself.
Microtransactions have been a touchy subject among gamers, although they earn lots of money for publishers that implement them. Microsoft and 343 Industries have already earned over $1 million in Halo 5: Guardians on microtransactions alone.