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CoD has used up all its goodwill and players are hesitant to commit to buying Black Ops 6

Over the years Call of Duty has made a name for itself as the quintessential FPS and every year a new entry is released like clockwork. Sadly, the new releases have slowly used up all of the franchise's goodwill with constant bad updates, lackluster balancing, low content drops, and overbearing microtransactions. This has led the community to feel hesitant about purchasing the expected Black Ops 6.

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Reddit user Luke_Skywalker_1977 hopped onto the Call of Duty subreddit to ask whether or not people are interested in the upcoming Black Ops 6. Their question is based on the continual decline of the Call of Duty franchise and the constant community sentiment that the games just aren't meeting the desires of the player base.

PapasvhillyMonster immediately jumped into the thread saying, "I can’t trust any big gaming company anymore with the s*** quality they put out in last how many years now." Plenty of players agree with their statement as the comment reached over 50 upvotes immediately.

As someone who has played every CoD, I feel the same way with the release of the remastered trilogy. While Modern Warfare 2019 gave us Warzone, it still didn't hit the right marks despite getting closer than its sequels; Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and 3 (2023) were underwhelming, unimaginative, and creatively bankrupt. So there's little wonder why players aren't pleased to hear CoD is returning to Black Ops and that Treyarch is the one with its hands on the wheel.

When asked whether they were interested in the next Call of Duty installment, user Carnifex217 said: "Probably not, caring less and less about cod these days."

HideOnBook jumped in with a softer take than the others, saying, "I'm always optimistic when it comes to Treyarch and they've had a long a** time to make this. But I don't like buying $70 games anymore so probably not. I wish it the best tho." They leave off with the hope that the game does well but ultimately, $70 is too steep for a Call of Duty that may repeat the mistakes of the past.

Across the thread, players are airing their frustrations with the current iteration of CoD and repeating that they are just not willing to pay a steep price for a potential dud.

There is plenty that Treyarch can do to earn goodwill with the player base. Toning down the invasive microtransactions, some support for casual game modes, a deep look at skill-based-matchmaking, and much more. All we can do is wait and see if Treyarch can pull a rabbit out of a hat or if another year of mid-content is ahead.

That's all we have on the Call of Duty community sentiment. If you're looking for similar content check out Kar98k teased for return to Warzone in Season 4, Warzone is sweatier than ever, and dads are annoyed, and more on Pro Game Guides.

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