Microtransactions are a popular way for developers and publishers to make money beyond the current sale of the game. Some games do it properly where gamers don’t feel the need to make any purchases, but yet can progress through the game just fine, but there are others in which it is clear that the more you spend, the easier it is to win.
The good news for Fallout 76 is that it looks like for some of the in-game features, Bethesda won’t let you buy it with cash. One of the new features of Fallout 76 is the return of the “Perk” system. These Perks will be acquired through “Perk Cards” in which some wondered if it could be bought using real-life money, something that Bethesda has since shot down.
In #Fallout76, Perks are represented through Perk Cards. You earn them every time you Level Up.
Earn Perk Card Packs solely through leveling up. Every other level up to 10, and every 5 levels after. pic.twitter.com/JRRHFRLNk8
— Fallout (@Fallout) August 11, 2018
According to Bethesda’s Pete Hines who replied to a fan, he said that Perk Cards are what players get when they level up, where they will get these cards every other level from levels 1 through 10, and every 5 levels after that. That being said, this doesn’t mean that the game is doing away with microtransactions completely.
It is expected that there will be microtransactions in the form of cosmetic items which won’t affect your gameplay, but pricing and other details about those are still under wraps for now.