Activision has made the controversial decision to flog all downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in the new Black Ops Pass only. In other words, you can't buy DLC packs separately like you could with previous games.

The Black Ops Pass, which is essentially a fancy term for a Season Pass, includes four new Zombies experiences, 12 multiplayer maps, and four exclusive Blackout (battle royale) characters.

Right now there's no word on how much the Black Ops Pass will cost on its own, as it's only popped up as part of the many special editions of the game.

Regardless, even if you buy the Black Ops Pass on its own, this is the only way you can access its content; there's no way to buy DLC individually.

'The contents included in Black Ops Pass may only be purchased as a bundle,' said Activision.

The whole thing sounds pretty archaic to us, and needless to say the community isn't happy about it. The game's Reddit has been inundated with complaints, and that's unlikely to stop anytime soon. 

Plus, in a world where the likes of Battlefield 5 is offering maps free post-launch, you have to wonder why they're going down this path.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due out on October 12 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. 

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