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Call Of Duty Fans Have Surprising Reactions To Subscription Rumors

"Call of Duty" is one of the most popular video game franchises in the world, but its future is looking uncertain. As live service games like "Destiny" and "Apex Legends" continue to dominate the market, "Call of Duty" struggles to keep fans interested in shelling out $60 every year for a new game. And not every "Call of Duty" game can be a winner.

Although "Call of Duty: Warzone" was a step toward a subscription-based system with its battle pass, Activision hasn't fully embraced this as a new way to deliver content — yet. Rumor has it that things may be changing for "Call of Duty" in 2022.

On March 28, popular "Call of Duty" news account @CharlieINTEL spotted a posting on the Activision job board that hints at a new direction for the "Call of Duty" series. According to the tweet, "Call of Duty" is working towards an "Always on community" in 2022 and aims to usher in "an extraordinary line up of innovations in curated player experiences." It's not quite clear what this new system brings, but it apparently goes by the name "CoD 2.0". Interestingly, some believe this could point towards Activision foregoing its yearly release strategy.

What fans are saying about "CoD 2.0"

After this leak, the idea of a yearly subscription-based service has become a hot topic of conversation among the "Call of Duty" community. Surprisingly, it seems many players are open to the idea of a subscription service.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by news account @ModernWarzone, 60% of players would gladly pay $70/year for a subscription that included both a battle pass and the expected annual "Call of Duty" title. Many gamers are eager to learn more about "Call of Duty 2.0," as this kind of subscription service could save them money. After all, players are already dropping at least $10 per battle pass and upwards of $70 on the year's latest "CoD" title. Of course, this could all be wishful thinking, as no specific details have proven that "CoD 2.0" would include access to a full new game. Even so, it seems like the "CoD" community is open to change.

New subscription-based systems have been popping up more and more recently, and gamers have been showing interest. For instance, Sony's new PlayStation Plus is drawing attention and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass has already seen massive success. And now that Microsoft is taking over Activision, it would make sense for the "Call of Duty" series to emulate a system that has brought Microsoft so much success.