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Monetisation in games can be unethical, predatory, and exploitative. This website highlights monetisation practices in popular games.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
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Contains premium items that give you advantages in a singleplayer mode.
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Pay-to-win elements. This games contains purchasable items that make your character stronger.
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The game contains many smaller DLC packs that contain (almost) nothing but cosmetics.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
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This is a full priced game yet features microtransactions like you'd expect from a free-to-play game.
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The base game is priced significantly higher than games in comparable price brackets.
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You can (or could) gain early-access to the game by spending more money.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.
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Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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There are no additional purchases other than a "deluxe" version of the game. No microtransactions, no DLC.
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
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The base game is priced significantly higher than games in comparable price brackets.
You can (or could) gain early-access to the game by pre-ordering.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
While there are no paid cosmetic items at the release of the game, the developers have noted they might be added at a later date.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
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The game contains many smaller DLC packs that contain (almost) nothing but cosmetics.
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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This is a full priced game yet features microtransactions like you'd expect from a free-to-play game.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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Completing the Battle Pass will earn you enough Premium Credits to purchase the next Battle Pass.
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Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
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Contains no microtransactions, but does contain some smaller scale DLC that provide extra content.
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You can (or could) gain early-access to the game by spending more money.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
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Often features "discounts" that still force you to purchase premium currencies for the same amount you would without the discount.
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Dark patterns. This game includes design choices that are intentionally deceptive to try and get you to spend money.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Pay-to-win elements. This games contains purchasable items that make your character stronger.
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
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You can only gain a certain amount of progress towards the Battle Pass per day and/or week. Which further incentivises purchasing levels for real money.
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Often features "discounts" that still force you to purchase premium currencies for the same amount you would without the discount.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Frequently rewards in-game items for external purchases (e.g. Twitch Prime subscriptions).
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
Frequently makes use of limited time events which reward free in-game items.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains a variety of Premium Currencies, each used for different cosmetics or transactions.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Frequently rewards in-game items for external purchases (e.g. Twitch Prime subscriptions).
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Contains in-game advertisements for real world products.
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains "Gacha" mechanics. Certain non-cosmetic items are only obtainable via lootbox like mechanics. These items affect gameplay.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Pay-to-win elements. This games contains purchasable items that make your character stronger.
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Battle Pass is extremely grindy and requires considerable time investments to complete.
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
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Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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Includes all future updates, but there are optional DLC you can purchase.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
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Contains free lootboxes that can not be purchased with real money.
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You buy it and that's it. No paid DLC. No microtransactions.
Read more
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There are no additional purchases other than a "deluxe" version of the game. No microtransactions, no DLC.
Read more
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
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Contains no microtransactions, but does contain some smaller scale DLC that provide extra content.
Read more
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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Contains no microtransactions, but does contain some smaller scale DLC that provide extra content.
Read more
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You can (or could) gain early-access to the game by spending more money.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
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There are no additional purchases other than a "deluxe" version of the game. No microtransactions, no DLC.
Read more
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Battle Pass is extremely grindy and requires considerable time investments to complete.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
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This is a full priced game yet features microtransactions like you'd expect from a free-to-play game.
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There are no additional purchases other than a "deluxe" version of the game. No microtransactions, no DLC.
Read more
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Some in-game services can only be purchased with real money (e.g. server transfers, character appearance changes, name changes, etc.).
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Pay-to-win elements. This games contains purchasable items that make your character stronger.
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Frequently rewards in-game items for external purchases (e.g. Twitch Prime subscriptions).
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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In-game currencies can be purchased with real life money.
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
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Contains lootboxes that can be bought with real money.
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The game contains many smaller DLC packs that contain (almost) nothing but cosmetics.
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Contains one or multiple Season Passes, encouraging the purchase of unknown DLC you might never have purchased otherwise.
Features unique cosmetic rewards for pre-ordering the game.
Has a "deluxe" edition of the game which features (almost) nothing but in-game cosmetic items.
Read more
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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Battle Pass levels can be purchased with real life money.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.
Free to play. Requires no up front payment.
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The original purchase contains all future content, but there are some small optional cosmetics and/or services you can purchase.
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Contains no microtransactions, but does contain some smaller scale DLC that provide extra content.
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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Frequently rewards in-game items for external purchases (e.g. Twitch Prime subscriptions).
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Includes mechanics that are intentionally slow or inconvenient, but can be bypassed with real money purchases.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
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This is a full priced game yet features microtransactions like you'd expect from a free-to-play game.
Read more
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Contains cosmetics for extraordinarily high prices, sometimes costing more than full priced games.
Contains free lootboxes that can not be purchased with real money.
Features a marketplace with community set pricing. You can buy/sell in-game items from other players using real life money.
Free to play. Requires no up front payment.
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