Fallout 76 Is Introducing Non-Cosmetic Microtransactions After All

Despite earlier comments that all microtransactions will be cosmetic.

Posted By | On 06th, Apr. 2019

Fallout 76

In recently released patch notes for Bethesda’s troubled Fallout 76, it seems they are breaking away from earlier comments that all microtransactions would be cosmetic. The new update will seemingly add Basic Repair Kits and Improved Repair Kits as items that are purchasable with real world currency. It’s worth noting that both of these items can be obtained through normal gameplay, but they are still items that have in-game impact and are not purely cosmetic.

Basic repair kits serve as items that can restore one item in your inventory or an object in your CAMP completely, and function as single-use consumable items. Meanwhile, improved repair kits are essentially the same as the basic ones, but, well, improved- in that they repair the item or object’s condition not to 100 per cent as the basic repair kits do, but to 150 per cent. Obviously, both items have repercussions that are far from cosmetic, and can be purchased for real-world money.

This is far from the first of issues to have cropped up in connection with this game. Fallout 76 released November 14, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and launched to poor reviews (you can read ours here) and a seemingly never-ending cycle of controversy, from a host of technical issues to issues with the game’s collectors edition and contents many alleged were misrepresented in advertising.

Bethesda has released multiple patches for the game and has revealed a roadmap of upcoming content in hopes of correcting course for the title.


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