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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gets microtransactions

Dramatic reenactment: "Eighth game in as many years?" "Yep." Offer pre-orders for the season pass?" "Already printing the posters." "Change zombies mode?" "We added a bus." "Damn. What else could we do to make gamers irrationally angry?" "Well, there's one thing we've yet to try..."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will get microtransactions later this week on Xbox 360, Activision blogger Dan Amrich revealed today. The small purchases which range from $1 to $5 offer various upgrades, from additional weapon skins to extra create-a-class slots.

Of particular note are the Personalization Packs, which offer up a unique weapon camo, new targeting reticles, and a custom calling card--each for 160 Microsoft points. Ever want to wrap your preferred firearm in your preferred breakfast meat? Invest in the Bacon Personalization Pack. Nation-specific calling cards will also be available in regional packs for 80 MSP.

Treyarch will offer more nuts and bolts microtransactions, such as extra create-a-class slots and media storage for 160 MSP, and Nuketown Zombies for non-limited-edition players for 400 MSP.

Finally, a freebie: the original Nuketown is now unlocked for all Xbox players--these updates are planned for other consoles as well, but Activision has not given any indication of when they'll appear.

Connor Sheridan
Connor has been doing news and feature things for GamesRadar+ since 2012, which is suddenly a long time ago. How on earth did that happen?