Players are re-selling the Burger Town Skin for Modern Warfare 2 online

Due to the lack of availability in certain parts of the world, people are taking advantage of the odd demand for the Burger Town Skin.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was always bound to generate controversy for its exclusive content. Activision-Blizzard's longstanding deal with PlayStation gives PS4 and PS5 players access to an exclusive skin, among others. But, while Activision Blizzard had prepared to get backlash for this, it might not have braced itself for the peculiar result of one of its weirder crossovers in recent memory.

Players Re Selling Burger Town Skin Modern Warfare
Considering that the Whopper Meal costs around , selling the free skin for or more is a steal.

Activision Blizzard partnered with the real-life Burger King chain (or Hungry Jack's if you live in Australia) to reward gamers with the odd Burger Town skin.

To get the odd Burger Town skin, you'll need to buy the limited-time Whopper combo meal, otherwise known as the "Modern Warfare II x Burger King" Whopper meal. In addition to the relatively simple skin showing one of the game's operators with a "Burger Town" shirt, it also comes with a double XP boost. Also, it should go without saying, but the actual meal itself should fill you right up.

Players Re Selling Burger Town Skin Modern Warfare
We still can't wrap our hands around Activision Blizzard not making the Burger Town skin available worldwide.

Curiously, despite the fact that Burger King operates in more than 100 countries and United States territories around the world, this cross-promotion is only available in 40 countries and it's not in the U.K nor the United States. This is the part that most people don't get since the ad originated in the United States and MW2 is made as well as published by an American company. David New York first aired the "Burger Six, Going Dark" ad last week, and while it was a clever bit of marketing, locking the piece of content away from Call of Duty's biggest market is inexcusable.

The limited availability of the Burger Town skin has driven up the demand for the cosmetic so much that people have been spotted selling and buying it for as much as $50, although the usual selling price is between $20-$30.

To put that into context, the base MW2 game retails for $70. If you sold your Burger Town skin for $50, you'd have recouped more than half of your cost for a copy of MW2 and the meal itself while also making a quick buck.

So far, Activision Blizzard hasn't responded to the hangry players who also want to get a Burger Town skin by buying a Whopper meal from their local Burger King chain.

Players Re Selling Burger Town Skin Modern Warfare
This just goes to show that Activision Blizzard knows how to generate publicity for its games.

Speaking of Call of Duty, Activision Blizzard just released its first piece of premium DLC for Modern Warfare 2. The proceeds of the Call of Duty Endowment Protector Pack will go to a charity for all veterans in the United States and the UK. Unfortunately, the $4 million cap is a pain point for audiences who think that Activision Blizzard is monetizing what should've been an honorable cause.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
Comparison List (0)