Warzone 2 expert discovers “pay-to-win” optic in MW2 Throwback Audio bundle

Nathan Warby
Soap from Modern Warfare 2 Throwback Audio pack

CoD fans can equip classic weapon sounds in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 with the Throwback Audio pack, but TrueGameData has revealed that the pack also contains a “pay to win” optic that gives players an advantage.

Both Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are full of in-game purchases, whether it’s Operator skins for iconic characters like Ghost and Captain Price, or Weapon blueprints with unique camos.

However, the community reacts strongly when a paid bundle comes with advantages that other players don’t have access to. Many of the DMZ bundles added to the store have been accused of including pay-to-win bonuses, as well as the Io Operator featured in Season 4’s BlackCell Battle Pass.

Now, Warzone 2 expert TrueGameData has revealed what he believes to be a “pay-to-win” optic in the Modern Warfare 2 Throwback Audio bundle.

In his June 26 video, the YouTuber explained that the Good Ol’ Days ISO Hemlock Blueprint comes with a holographic optic that can be applied to all weapons. He felt that compared to the standard lineup of similar optics, the Good Ol’ Days reticle is far superior.

“The different holographic optics in Warzone 2 all have really bad reticles. They all have really obstructive reticles and bounce all over the place,” said TrueGameData. “But there is a pack on the store that gives you a sort of pay-to-win reticle.”

He then showed that the Good Ol’ Days reticle, despite the menus showing a regular reticle, actually comes with a simple blue dot sight in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 matches.

“It’s a perfectly clean blue dot just like we were able to get in Warzone 1, and you can use this Blueprint for this optic on any of the weapons, and you’ll still get the blue dot,” TrueGameData added.

He went on to say that the Good Ol’ Days sight is a “nice middle ground” between Warzone 2’s holographic sights and standard red dot sights, as it offers a clean reticle but additional zoom.

The original Warzone gave players the option to change the reticle on their optics to suit their needs, but this feature has been missing from Warzone 2 since launch. With this in mind, TrueGameData felt the Throwback Audio bundle was “worth it” for hardcore players looking for the right sight for their loadout.

For more on Warzone 2, be sure to check out the rifle players are flocking to in Season 4, as well as how to get the Worn & Beaten M4 Blueprint.