Mortal Kombat 11 Has Microtransactions, But They Are Purely Cosmetic
Microtransactions have become a major talking point in gaming over recent years, with some companies offering ways to better a player’s abilities and giving them an advantage by making them spend real money. Naturally, not everyone is a fan of this practice. That said, some companies implement microtransactions by selling cosmetic items, whether they are character skins, icons, sprays, or really anything that doesn’t give you the upper arm. Luckily, it is these types of microtransactions that will be part of Mortal Kombat 11.
It was confirmed in the most recent Kombat Kast that Mortal Kombat 11 will have an in-game currency known as “time crystals,” which can be purchased with real money. However, these time crystals can only be used to buy stuff like skins, gear, animations, easy fatalities, and more. Essentially, everything you purchase in the upcoming game will not make you a better fighter.
On top of this, everything that is purchasable in Mortal Kombat 11 can be earned simply by playing the game and unlocking all of the items. The microtransactions are really only for those looking to unlock a certain skin, piece of gear, etc. sooner rather than later. One of the best examples of this would be something like Overwatch or Fortnite, which players can drop real money on, but it won’t give them any advantage whatsoever. Basically, you’ll continue to lose, but you’ll lose in style.
Mortal Kombat 11 is set to arrive on April 23rd for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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