Monday, April 8, 2019

Fallout 76 Repair Kits Raise New “Pay-To-Win” Concerns

The good thing about Fallout 76's rocky (to say the least) start is that, by the time I eventually pick it up on sale, it will have all these issues hammered out.

That seems set to change at least a bit with tomorrow's "Patch 8" update to the game, which will introduce a new Repair Kit utility item to the shop. While "Improved" Repair Kits can only be found through gameplay, "Basic" Repair Kits will be for sale in the Atomic Shop, offering instant restoration of any one item in your inventory to full durability. That addition has some fans up in arms that developer Bethesda has broken a promise to keep so-called "pay-to-win" elements out of the premium game.