Call Of Duty: WWII Release Server Issues Delay Launch Of CoD Points

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2017-11-03
Call Of Duty WWII CoD Points
Call Of Duty: WWII won't add CoD points until Nov. 21 following the game's post-release server issues. The microtransaction currency was supposed to launch Nov. 14. Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Sledgehammer Games/Activision

Call Of Duty: WWII server problems have apparently delayed the launch of CoD Point microtransactions from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21. An updated post on the game’s Activision support page further discusses the issue.

“As an update to an earlier announcement, the CoD Points live date has been shifted to Nov. 21. As a Digital Edition owner, your bonus of 1,100 CoD Points will be awarded at that time.”

In addition to announcing the new launch date, the statement calls out a late pre-order bonus in which early adopters of the game’s digital edition receive a full 1,100 CoD Points for showing early interest in the game. Assuming past crate prices hold true for WWII, that payoff essentially offers five standard Supply Drop openings that could unlock various cosmetics or limited XP bonuses. After that, players can purchase packs of CoD Points with real-world money via microtransactions.

That’s all well and good, but it looks like the game’s publishers at Activision aren’t comfortable with charging consumers extra money until its chronic server issues have been ironed out. In a blog post on Monday, Sledgehammer games said future WWII updates will include a reimplementation of dedicated multiplayer servers to decrease client disconnects and to get the new Headquarters central lobby system up and running.

It’s nice to see monetization taking a backseat to playability in the weeks after WWII’s very successful launch. As it stands now, the introduction of CoD Points shouldn’t be a massive disruption to the game’s progression as we know it. The current focus of WWII’s Supply Drops is purely on cosmetic items with occasional minor XP buffs, so the only thing paying extra money offers is the opportunity to unlock cool skins for avatars, weapons or player profiles. This cosmetic-centric system has been promised for launch, but it could still feasibly be adjusted in the months ahead.

Call Of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

How do you feel about Call Of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer servers? Are you glad to see CoD Points being put on the back burner for now? Tell us in the comments section!

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