Battleborn, the hero-shooter from Gearbox will introduce microtransactions tomorrow. The game will also begin selling virtual currency in lots ranging from $1.99 to $49.99.
The in game currency, “platinum,” will be used to cop skins and character taunts at first. Gearbox may open up the microtransaction catalog later to allow purchase of extra loadouts or boost a user’s XP.
Taunts cost 230 platinum, and $1.99 buys exactly that much. A skin costs 430 platinum. A 700 platinum pack costs $4.99, 1,625 platinum runs $9.99, 3,500 costs $19.99 and 9,300 will set you back $49.99.
Gearbox says that the premium items will not affect gameplay. I guess that’s a good thing. It’s no different then what overwatch is doing selling lootboxes, but the only difference is Overwatch isn’t selling currency.