Paid Call of Duty? Activision Says No.

A video posted earlier this morning, which can be seen below, fired up rumors that Activision was, indeed, going to begin using a subscription plan for Call of Duty. The video shows a user trying to sign into a game with his friends when a menu for a subscription plan surfaced on the screen. Suspicious? Definitley. But, Activision has vehemently denied that a subscription plan is coming to Call of Duty.

Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s community manager tweeted:

“For the record, nobody has to pay to play COD or MW2 multiplayer, nor will they.”

Following up on Bowling’s tweet was another tweet from Josh Olin, the community manager at Treyarch, who are currently developing Call of Duty: Black Ops.

“No,” he said in the tweet, “You will not have to ‘Pay to Play’ #CODBlackOps Multiplayer either. Rumor – > Squashed.”

So, for now, you won’t have to pay to play Call of Duty, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a subscription-based game in the series’ future. After all, last month Robert Kotick (yes, the hated Robert Kotick) said that if he could, he would make Call of Duty subscription based.

It’s coming, even if this was just a false warning.