Pay-to-play Call of Duty not happening

Activision implementing a monthly multiplayer fee to the Call of Duty franchise? Starting with this November’s Black Ops?


Neither Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 or Treyarch’s upcoming Black Ops will require a subscription at any point, the studios’ respective community managers have confirmed.

“For the record, nobody has to pay to play COD or MW2 multiplayer, nor will they,” IW’s Robert Bowling tweeted some hours ago, followed shortly by Treyarch colleague Josh Olin: “No, you will not have to ‘Pay to Play’ [Black Ops] Multiplayer either. Rumor -> Squashed.”

Time to put this to bed then?