There are many gamers who are opposed to the idea of microtransactions. Because if you pay for a game, you should get access to the game in its entirety and not have certain content locked behind a paywall. Sadly for gamers, microtransactions are a lucrative model so don’t expect to see this trend go away anytime soon.
But there is some good news for gamers who want to play Fallout 76. While the game will have microtransactions, Bethesda wants to reassure gamers that it won’t be a pay-to-win scenario. The in-game currency comes in the form of Atoms which can be used to purchase cosmetics. These can be bought using real-life money, but Bethesda’s Pete Hines has assured everyone that they’ll be giving plenty of Atoms away in the game for completing tasks and objectives, so players can grind for Atoms if they don’t want to spend real-life money.
Hines says, “If you don’t want to spend money in the Atomic shop for cosmetic stuff you don’t have to. We give you a sh*tload of Atoms just for playing the game. Folks that want to spend money on whatever the hell it is because they don’t have enough Atoms, they can, but it’s not, ‘I’m now better playing against other players because I spent money.’ It’s not pay-to-win. And it’s not loot crates.”
Bethesda also previously said that “perks” cannot be bought using real-life money.