Bethesda has announced that its upcoming game, Fallout 76 will implement the use of microtransactions. However, before you grab the pitchforks and rage against the machine, Bethesda boss Pete Hines recently shared some details about the game’s in-game purchases and they do not include the hated pay to play/win model that gamers hate.
Fallout 76’s Microtransactions will be in the form of virtual swag that can only be bought by using the in-game currency called Atoms. These Atoms are earned by completing the simplest of tasks in the game. Spend your hard earned Fallout money on new outfits and skins. Bethesda has not provided specific details of Atom pricing just yet.
Many worried that the new Perk Card system in Fallout 76 would give those players willing to shell out real life bucks an advantage. Rest easy, following in the footsteps of Overwatch and Fortnite, only cosmetic items will be available to purchase with real life money.
Everyone Gets An Atom
In a recent interview with Xbox’s Major Nelson, Pete Hines said that Atoms will be easy to obtain, “Atoms are a thing that we use and hand out as you play the game–quite honestly we throw them at you all the time,” he explained. “You get them as little rewards leaving the Vault or the first time you kill a creature or the first time you pick fruits or vegetables from somewhere. It’s a little challenge reward. Atoms are used in our shop to buy cosmetics things. So you know, new outfits or skins or things like that. [Things to customize] your character to look unique from everybody else.”
Fallout 76 comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC November 14, 2018. Pre-ordering the game gets you into the beta, and 500 Atoms to get you started.