We know that the games industry's love affair with loot boxes is slowly fading away, thanks to various countries passing laws banning their use or seriously curbing how they presented to consumers - even so, it's nice to hear that, according to art director Joel Emsile, Modern Warfare won't have loot boxes nor a supply drop system.
Speaking on Reddit, Emsile confirmed that there won't be any loot box micro-transactions in the game, as there have been in previous Call of Duty games such as Black Ops 4. Presumably there will still be cosmetics to purchase, but I imagine these will be presented as items to buy so you know what you're getting before you purchase.
Sigh. There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare. What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system. Also, functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY. Stay tuned, we're planning to release info this week.
While Emsile didn't go into further detail, he does hint that the game will focus more on game-play unlocks than before.
Several redditors still expressed concern though. Black Ops 4 went with a similar tactic of having minimal micro-transactions at launch, but over it's support life cycle slowly gained more and more, even making certain characters unlock-able only via loot-boxes, breaking many of the promises made before that game's launch.
Stay tuned to GameFront for more on this as any official announcement is made.