The sales page for the official Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare season pass went live on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network today, giving us a chance to see what all will be included with it and the opportunity to pre-order it prior the launch of the game on November 4th. Below we discuss what you’ll get with the pass and whether we think it’ll be worth the money.
Infinite Warfare Season Pass
Most gamers these days are weary about putting money down to pre-order a full game, let alone coughing up dough in advance for DLC, but, nevertheless, Activision has put the Season Pass for the next installment of Call of Duty up for grabs.
As we’ve seen from, well, pretty much every other CoD title, the pass makes it clear that there will be four DLC packs coming out for Infinite Warfare. These content packs are typically priced at $15 each when purchased individually, but are also available bundled together via the pass for a slightly lower cost.
As of right now, the pass has been set with a $49.99 price tag. That’s about $10 cheaper than if you were to buy all of the DLC individually. So, you save a bit of money with the pass.
Details for the included DLC packs have not yet been provided, but, usually, they tend to contain four new multiplayer maps and one new segment for the zombies aspect of the game. And, yes, Infinity Ward has included a zombies mode with Infinite Warfare – one that is set in the ’80s.
Season Pass Bonuses
In addition to the DLC packs, there’s also bonus content that you’ll get whenever you purchase the pass. According to the official advert for the product, the bonuses consist of 10 rare supply drops and 1,000 Salvage credits.
These are decent bonuses, but you’ll have to keep in mind that supply drops in Infinite Warfare, as well as other titles such as Black Ops 3, provide items entirely on RNG (random number generators). This means that while the drops included with the season pass are of the rare variety, they may not give you the awesome weapon variants you want.
These drops can contain things such as customization pieces for Combat Rigs, weapon camos, calling cards, emblems, variants for weapons, and more. With rare drops you’re guaranteed to get at least 1 rare item or better.
As far as the Salvage bonus goes – well, it’s helpful for unlocking some of the weapon variants, but you’ll need a lot more of it to craft up to the legendary or epic tiers.
It’s a bit odd that this isn’t mentioned on the advert for the pass, but while the beta was live on the PS4 and Xbox One, it was mentioned by Infinity Ward that season pass holders would also get bonus daily activity rewards.
These are rewards given to players for daily logins. On the beta this meant getting a nice helping of Keys or Salvage every day that could be put toward purchasing Supply Drops and crafting additional guns.
The announcement regarding the season pass stated that players that purchased the pass would get a larger bonus of Keys or Salvage than non-pass holders. A specific amount was not mentioned, but it’s probably safe to say the extra servings would probably be around 10%.
Where to Get It
Looking to buy the pass? Right now it’s only available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store for pre-order. It will likely be made available at retailers such as Wal-Mart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon in the near future, though. We’ll keep you updated.
Is it Worth Buying?
So, is the Season Pass worth dropping $50 on? Well, that’s a matter a personal preference. While some people have been more than happy with previous pass purchases for titles like Black Ops 2, many gamers have also expressed disdain with buying DLC for some installments of Call of Duty.
For the past few titles (namely Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare) a lot of players complained that they felt they were being scammed when shelling out money for the season pass. This was primarily due to the fact that a lot of the DLC packs contained remakes of maps from previous games.
The players that seem to be most satisfied with season pass purchases are those that love the zombies element of Call of Duty. These players are often rewarded with what they feel like is another game in itself, especially once DLC is out and there are multiple zombies maps to play.
So, will the Infinite Warfare season pass be a worthy investment? Only time will tell. For the most diehard fans of the series it will no doubt prove valuable as players are always happy to give new maps a test drive. And while it’s mainly Treyarch that’s known for great zombies experiences – Infinity Ward’s 1980’s-inspired interpretation of the mode could very well be amazing as well.