Published on September 6th, 2010 | by CodCom
Internal Currency System For Call of Duty: Black Ops [Multiplayer]
Treyarch and Activision Blizzard have talked about the multiplayer element of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops and revealed that the game will introduce its own currency system. Black Ops will be the first in the Call of Duty series to have its own currency system.
We put the currency system in to Black Ops Multiplayer, principly because we felt like it would be an interesting way to engage with all the unlocks that you be getting.
So one of the things that’s really fun about the currency is, instead of being specifically told at a specific level what you are going to get. We’re unlocking features by level.
But then, once the feature is unlocked, you can purchase any component of that feature with the currency directly.
David Vonderhaar, Design Director, Treyarch
Just like Infinity Ward did to Modern Warfare 2, Treyarch is doing the same to Black Ops. Meaning that they are creating a complex and engaging multiplayer experience. The big difference between Modern Warfare and Black Ops is the own currency system Black Ops is using.
COD points can be earned by taking part in online battles. They are not the same as Experience Points. Unlike Experience Points, COD points can be used by gamers as they like, without having to worry about levels and the time needed to go up in ranks.
COD points can be spend on Perks, Weapons, Skins and Killstreaks as long as the player has enough COD points. COD points can also be used to pick up specific challenges that are linked to time limits, that award more goodies when they are completed.
Contracts are one of the new features in Black Ops and are also a way to spend your COD points. With Contracts you can spend some of your own COD points in order for a bigger payday. Depending on the contract, you can get Experience Points, COD points or both.
And if that’s not enough, there’s even a game mode build around the COD points, called Wager Match.