Call of Duty Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game that’s attempting to take on the likes of PUBG and Apex Legends. As with most free games, it has monetisation via microtransactions, though there’s nothing about them you could consider pay-to-win.
The microtransaction system in Warzone is the exact same as it is for the main Modern Warfare experience with you using a currency known as COD Points to purchase cosmetic items, as well as the Battle Pass.
The Battle Pass features 100 tiers of unlockable items, including things like cosmetics, “free” COD Points and even a watch that you can use to check kills and so on. It costs you 1000 COD Points, which translates to £8.49/$9.99.
You can also buy the Battle Pass Upgrade for 2400 COD Points to unlock 20 tiers immediately. In addition, you can purchase additional tiers with 150 COD Points if you want to get through it quicker, though that does somewhat take away from the fun of the grind.
Elsewhere, you can purchase cosmetic sets for Warzone that do not offer gameplay advantages by going over to the Store. Once again, these can be purchased by using COD Points with all items having different rarities and value.
Here’s the full range of COD Points you can purchase for Warzone and the wider Modern Warfare experience; you can buy up to 13,000 COD Points in one transaction.
As for whether this is worth your money, it’s hard to really say. The cosmetic items are certainly pricey, as are most microtransactions in free-to-play game. You can quite easily enjoy Warzone without needing to put any extra money in it; you can get 20 free tiers without having to buy the Battle Pass.
It’s certainly a better system than what Activision have implemented in the past before, though, with there being no loot boxes or similar nonsense to wade through.