We knew Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 microtransactions were coming, but now we know when. The latest update on PlayStation 4 brings COD Points, the real money currency, online. It’ll be a week before the changes go live on PC, but this lets us know what to expect – and it does include a way to bypass the grind for tiers in the Black Market.
COD Points start at $2 for 200, though as you might expect you’ll get discounts for buying in bulk up to $100 for 13,000. If you’ve already bought the season pass, you’ll automatically get a bonus of 1,000 COD Points when the update is live.
You can spend those points on additional Nebulium Plasma for Zombies, or on Special Orders, which according to the patch notes “provide a new content stream to unlock in the Black Market.” Purchasing one gives you new sets of unlocks to grind for alongside the standard tiers. Special Orders will rotate on the store, but once you buy one it’s yours forever.