Far Cry 5 has microtransactions but not loot boxes

Far Cry 5 will contain cosmetic microtransactions but will not feature loot boxes.

The news comes by way of PC Gamer, who’s confirmed that microtransactions will include cosmetic items alongside time-saving boosters. They can be purchased using Silver Bars, Far Cry 5‘s in-game currency of choice. While players can purchase Silver Bars using real-world money, Silver Bars “are hidden at every outpost and some other locations in Hope County,” according to an in-game tooltip.

Silver Bars can also be used to “buy prestige weapons, vehicles, clothes, and skins from any shop in the world,” the tooltip continued. The in-game stores weren’t open for previews, so costings of items are still unknown.

Thankfully, there are no loot boxes thrown into the mix, PC Gamer also confirmed. This seems in line with Ubisoft’s mantra on the items — that they’re “a question of quality and choice” and that customers “need to feel that they are really free not to buy” them.

Far Cry 5 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 27 March.

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