Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Activision Continues To Be Shameless, Selling Another Reticle For $1

Honestly, at this point, it's hard to even be surprised by this.

Posted By | On 18th, Jan. 2019

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout_02

You can’t think of egregious and aggressive monetization in games and not immediately think of Activision as well. The publisher has a reputation for implementing heavy microtransactions in its games, and though they’ve largely been of the cosmetic variety recently, they’ve still been heavy. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched without such issues, but microtransactions were introduced post-launch. Just last month, Activision was selling a single dot on the screen – a reticle – for $1 (that’s literally all it was), and now they’re at it again.

The “Cyclops” reticle, which doesn’t look that much different from standard reticles in the game, is being sold in the in-game store, the Black Market, for $1 (via MP1st). Instead of just a dot, this time the reticle is a dot surrounded by (almost) a circle. Still- value for money? I think not.

The argument that it’s a cosmetic purchase that doesn’t impact gameplay is a valid one as always, but when a reticle of all things, which also doesn’t look all that different from the standard one in the game, is being sold for $1 (or any amount, for that matter), there’s little doubt left about whether or not there’s a problem.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Hunter’s Arena: Legends and Tennis World Tour 2 Free With PlayStation Plus in August

Hunter’s Arena: Legends and Tennis World Tour 2 Free With PlayStation Plus in August

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is also included in the line-up. All three titles will be free fo...

Digimon Survive Delayed to Q3 2022

Digimon Survive Delayed to Q3 2022

Bandai Namco's survival tactical RPG based on the Digimon series faces yet another delay, as per TOEI Animatio...

Monark – Exploration, Combat and Event Systems Outlined in New Gameplay

Monark – Exploration, Combat and Event Systems Outlined in New Gameplay

Venture through Shin Mikado Academy and brave the dangerous Mist, command Fiends to face otherworldly threats ...

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition – Summer Update Stream Set for August 3rd

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition – Summer Update Stream Set for August 3rd

More than an hour of new details will be shared, including updates for remaining Season 5 characters Oro and A...

Valve Changes Steam Deck Availability Dates, Base Model Expected To Arrive After Q2 2022

Valve Changes Steam Deck Availability Dates, Base Model Expected To Arrive After Q2 2022

A recent change in Steam Deck's website raises concerns for future availability, which could pose a big proble...

SIE CEO Jim Ryan Feels Sorry For Not Being Able To Meet PS5 Demands

SIE CEO Jim Ryan Feels Sorry For Not Being Able To Meet PS5 Demands

In an interview with Reuters, SIE CEO Jim Ryan talks about the ongoing PS5 shortage and how he feels bad about...