Epic Games is getting rid of paid blind loot boxes in the cooperative Save the World mode. Epic has gotten rid of V-Buck Llamas in favor of X-Ray Llamas that show you what you’ll get when you spend 50 V-Bucks. How nice of them to be transparent.
This means that you won’t spend real money on a set you don’t want. If you don’t like what’s offered and don’t want to earn it through gameplay, you can wait until the following day.
You can still buy specific items directly using the in-game currency of course, and other Llamas (minis and events) you earn through gameplay are still blind. Naturally, you’ve lost the option to get paid Llamas in bulk. Epic wants you to see the contents of each bundle before you buy, and it figures the inconvenience is worth the extra transparency. Fans will likely agree. Many had complained about this.
It had to be done at some point. Blind loot boxes are illegal in Belgium and under investigation elsewhere, and Epic probably didn’t want to face legal trouble. It’s always better to not find yourself in legal proceedings if you can help it after all. Fans should be happy about this.