Destiny 2 Fans Are Complaining About the Game’s Microtransaction Prices
Destiny 2’s free-to-play status has always been supported by Bungie, with the devs consistently releasing f2p content throughout the year. However, fans of the franchise are now questioning wy they are still paying so much money for in-game items, whether it is the season pass, Deluxe Editions of the game, or any annual DLCs.
The primary microtransaction vehicle for Destiny 2 is Silver. It is the game’s currency, which pretty much functions the same way COD Points would in Call of Duty, or V-Bucks in Fortnite. With Destiny 2’s Silver, players can buy exclusive cosmetic items in exchange for real money.
The problem that many Destiny 2 players have with this arrangement is that these items have now been priced way out of their range—especially for those who have already picked up any of the season passes, purchased the game’s three expansions, as well as pre-ordered the expensive Bungie anniversary pack that will be out this December.
“The microtransactions are insane on this game,” wrote one Destiny 2 player. “The price of one emote, one ornament set, one finisher, etc, are massively overpriced.” In this instance, the player is referring to the “anniversary’s ludicrous price tag” of “$25 for one exotic, couple of cosmetics, and one dungeon.” “That is it?” the player added. “I could buy 2 1/2 season passes which provide far more content and cosmetics versus this bundle.”
Another Destiny 2 player pointed out that, in addition to the prices being out of range, they are also not satisfied with the quality of the items that were being sold, as well as the lack of better methods to actually get them.
“My issue lies in the sheer volume of ‘filler’ now available in Eververse,” wrote the player, pointing out that Destiny 2 now has “hundreds of weapon ornaments, emotes, ships, sparrows, shaders, and even finishers,” all of which are “stacking up quick.” “Unless you buy them individually, you will never own them all with the pitiful reward structure of bright engrams,” the player added.
With all of these reported avenues for profit, Destiny 2 fans are definitely not pleased with the current state of the game’s content market. Bungie has always been active in responding to community complaints—as seen with Season of the Lost. However, it remains to be seen if they are going to address these issues regarding microtransaction prices.
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