Doom mod adds loot boxes, microtransactions to the mix

Are you sick of the loot box controversy current circling around titles like Overwatch, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and, now, Destiny 2? We sure are.

So too, it seems, is modder Rip and Tear, who’s recent work in Doom has added loot boxes to its gameplay loop.

The mod makes the 1990s shooter far more difficult, replacing weapon drops with random loot boxes and their drops. Boxes are opened with keys that drop (randomly, and sparingly of course) by fallen baddies.

Real-world currency is also accepted — except not, as its only a simulation — if you’re trying to increase your drop rates.

Check the mod out in action below:

Sure, it’s satire — but how far off are we from shooters that actually embrace this model?

If you’re curious, go and grab the Doom Loot Box Mod here (thanks, VG24/7).

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