How “cosmetic” DLC became “pay to win” camouflage in some online shooters

Roze’s “Rook” skin in Call of Duty: Warzone drapes the player head to toe in black. When it comes to in-game DLC and microtransactions, developers and players often take pains to draw a bright line between purely “cosmetic” DLC—which lets users pay optional money to change their in-game appearance—and DLC that impacts competitive gameplay stats—raising […]