Is anyone really surprised, though? It's Activi$ion for sake of fuck. If you don't know to avoid like the plague anything by the evil 4 companies (EA, Acti, Konami, Ubisoft) by now, then you're pretty much inviting yourself to be conned with grindy/money-sucking bullshit or even illegal shit like, I don't know, false advertising.
When will people learn that Activi$ion is Activi$ion and they'll never change until they stop buying their games (!)?
Why Ubisoft? They release good games and the game I'm currently playing, AC: Odyssey, sure has tons of content for your buck.