Call of Duty’s $1000 Steam bundle leaves fans livid

Call of Duty’s $1000 Steam bundle leaves fans livid
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

27th May 2024 15:55

As Call of Duty gears up for a potential Game Pass introduction, Activision's shooter series looks set to be rolled out to more players than ever before.

Xbox's subscription service will likely see legacy titles added, ranging from World at War to Black Ops 4 and Modern Warfare Remastered, with the only grey area being what happens with the next premium release. 

But, Black Ops 6 aside, it seems most CoDs are about to be made 'free' on Xbox. So why on earth is Steam selling off the Call of Duty bundle for $1000?

Steam is selling the entire CoD collection for $1000

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With over 20 core games and a bunch of DLCs and passes, Steam is selling everything that the CoD franchise has to offer for just shy of a grand. 

The Call of Duty collection includes over 40 pieces to the puzzle, yet it doesn't actually include any current games. The most recent full game in the bundle is WWII, which means anything from Black Ops 4 to the current Modern Warfare 3 isn't included.

The bundle is priced at $962.60 (although you can save a massive $96.26 because of a 10% sale. Get in!), and individual games such as Ghosts are still priced at the full $35.

Call of Duty fans declare $1000 Steam bundle 'an insult'

The bundle is one of two that Activision appear to have launched on Steam, with another being a collection of its other titles like Diablo and Crash Bandicoot, which still comes out at north of $600.

Call of Duty fans are less than impressed at this offering though, pointing out how much of a waste of money it is.

"The thing is, the only people who would consider this are people who probably already own a bunch of the titles," one fan pointed out.

"Someone brand new to the franchise isn't going to start with a $1000 full collection of the series. Only pre-existing fans would consider this, but the deal loses value for them for every title they already possess."

Others took aim at the outlandish discount, which is the default for bundles.

"10% is an insult at this point," added a second fan.

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Even though the series' future on Xbox Game Pass is still up in the air, Xbox looks to be the best place to save money on your shooter ventures, and this Steam offering certainly isn't pulling people to PC.

Jack Marsh
About the author
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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