Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has absolutely bonkers monetization. You pay full price for the game, there’s a season pass for DLC, there’s a battle pass, and there are absolutely insane microtransactions in the game as well. It’s that latter category that is under fire right now (via ResetEra).
The Home Wrecker is a brand new hammer added to the game recently. That’s cool, hammers can be fun. Except, you see, the hammer costs $28. Now, in all fairness, the $28 is for a bundle the hammer is a part of—alongside it, you get such irresistible goodies as a MKII weapon, 10 loot crates, and 10 progression tier skips. But you can only get the hammer as part of this bundle. And you can’t earn it in-game. You can’t earn the currency needed to buy the bundle in-game. You have to pay the amount in real money. $28. For a hammer. Not a real hammer—a video game hammer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Hammer away.