Earlier in the week, I found out about the recent Totino’s Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey promotion, which consists of buying select Totino’s branded products. While I’m not normally someone who finds themselves buying pizza rolls every day, if ever, I can’t help but think, wow… look at how far the bar has been lowered since the days of the Doritos and Mountain Dew Game Fuel Call of Duty XP promotion. Being something I can still vividly picture in my head, with the Modern Warfare 3 Mountain Dew commercials being spammed on the television. During that time, I couldn’t help but want to go out of my way to pick up some of that sweet, sweet Mountain Dew Game Fuel and get a nice XP boost for Modern Warfare 3. I feel as though I really didn’t need to, but I figured I could just go up to any old gas station and buy a 20 oz. bottle of Mountain Dew for some XP boosting goodness.
Fast forward for 2018, where we now have the likes of Ubisoft and Totino’s joining forces to give us in-game XP bonuses, as well as exclusive weapons, for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Now right off the bat I had to search high and low to even find a Totino’s product with the promotional code in the first place. Interestingly enough the only store in my area that was actually selling Totino’s products of any kind with the Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey codes was Walmart, another company who is also taking part in on the whole promotion, adding their own in-game exclusive item coming in the form of an axe, which is only available by purchasing the 120 pack of Totino’s pizza rolls. So in total, to get all of the available in-game items, you need to buy and input 3 separate codes from select products and then purchase the 120 pack of pizza rolls from Walmart for the Ram Axe. Beyond that, every code used afterwards provides additional XP boosts with a limit of 12 total codes used.
Unless you’re someone who seriously enjoys pizza rolls, or really any of the available Totino’s products with codes, I feel as though this is a really bad promotion. I myself purchased the 120 pack, which is way too much for me, just for the Ram Axe and to see how the code actually works. Upon entering the code into the promotional website, you are then required to login to your Uplay account and choose which platform you want to have access to the weapon or XP with, choosing between PC, Xbox One, or the Playstation 4. I guess at the end of the day, its at least simple to use the code, with the unfortunate downfall of seeming as though you may need to login to your Uplay account to actually access the additional weapons.
While I mentioned that I think this is a bad promotion, and one I feel could become a bit costly to someone who wants to partake in all that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey has to offer, I feel as though there’s someone out there who probably likes Totino’s enough to feel like this is a win-win for them. For me, I personally don’t want to be eating these at all. I bought a package of Totino’s pizza rolls just for an axe, this is something that I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life. Coming to also find afterwards of people taking pictures of the codes on the packages, just for use without actually even purchasing the product. Can you imagine buying a 120 package of pizza rolls, which was almost $8.00 for me, going home only to find out your code was already used. It’d be upsetting for anyone who was actually buying this stuff just for the in-game items. I feel as though things like this can always be handled better. I remember the Call of Duty XP codes being inside of the cap of the Mountain Dew bottles, why not place the code on the inside of the bag? Who really knows what the mindset was, all I know is that I feel like this promotion is junk either way.