Fallout 76 Has Microtransactions, But Perk Cards Can't Be Bought With Real Money

The microtransactions are apparently limited to cosmetics alone.

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Now Playing: Fallout 76's Perks, Mutations, And Customization Explained

Fallout 76 brings back the franchise's Perk system, but this time the Perks will be acquired and represented through "Perk Cards." Immediately after this was announced at QuakeCon, fans began to wonder if they would be able to purchase these card packs with real money.

Bethesda has now confirmed that Perks Card Packs can only be acquired through gameplay. A tweet from the Fallout account explains that Perk Card Packs are earned "solely" by levelling up, which may put some fans' minds at ease about the matter. Bethesda's Pete Hines also commented, saying to a fan, "You just get them when you level up."

For lots and lots more on Fallout 76's Perks system, check out GameSpot's in-depth coverage here and in the video embedded above. In short, Perks are back but in a new way.

While you can't buy Fallout 76's Perk Card Packs with real money, the game will have a microtransaction store where you can buy cosmetic items, according to the NoClip documentary about the game. However, pricing and other key details are under wraps.

Fallout 76--which unlike past games is an online multiplayer game--launches for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 14. The Fallout 76 beta will be available on Xbox One first, followed by other platforms. For more on Fallout 76, check out GameSpot's recent news stories below.

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