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  • Is there no Microtransactions in Borderlands 3?
    Time: Dec. 5, 2019

    I'm still waiting for the shoe to fall, but so far, that's not the case. I'm talking about Borderlands 3, which has been around for almost three months since its launch, without any microtransaction, and whose first paid content ... is rather a large part of the traditional Borderlands-style DLC in two weeks.

    I remember that during the first screening of Borderlands 3, there was a bit of enthusiasm between Randy Pitchford and Game Informer, who said that Pitchford said the two would not have "microtransactions", but also that gambling could be sold "skins and things" , the apparent disadvantage is that cosmetic microtransactions remain microtransactions.

    Borderlands 3 sold nothing after the launch of two different events, Bloody Harvest and Maliwan Takedown. You won cosmetics and booties while doing Bloody Harvest missions, and no Halloween cosmetics were sold. Maliwan Takedown has brought new levels of prey and difficulty and none of this costs anything.

    When I first saw that Eridium was now a currency used to buy cosmetics in Crazy Earl instead of buying ammunition and backpack storage units, I was convinced that Gearbox would then use Eridium as a premium currency to sell more cosmetics.

    But this has never happened before and never before, many players have naturally raised thousands of Eridium in recent months. So, if Crazy Earl adds new cosmetic products on time, it's easy to buy them with the motto you already have.

    All this is remarkable because, frankly, this will not happen in 2019, and I think Borderlands 3 deserves to be recognized as it should be. Today, it is believed that a game like this will end up selling cosmetics, but three months later, Borderlands takes time or never will.

    I don't know if it will last forever. It is possible that Borderlands 3 will one day create a cosmetics business when time runs out, and I wouldn't even complain about it in the era of "current revenue streams," etc. But I congratulate you for waiting at least for so long and you are the first to sell a real DLC package, and everything else added to the game so far is free.