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Fans of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla are becoming sick of pricey microtransactions

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla players are becoming more and more annoyed by the amount of microtransactions Ubisoft is shoving into the game. Over on Reddit, the place where all financial concerns can be taken for evaluation, numerous threads have been posted calling out Ubisoft for the less than consumer-friendly approach to armour set implementation. The first post, which has over 5000 upvotes, flamed Ubisoft for locking “half the armours” behind microtransaction paywalls. u/Zuazzer went in hard on Ubisoft’s business practice and highlighted the various problems with its implementation of microtransactions:

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Now half of the armors available in the game are exclusive only to people who are willing to spend money on extremely overpriced microtransactions. Us other players, even those among us who spent over a hundred dollars on the collector’s edition, have gotten very little content over these last few months. Ubisoft just keeps adding and adding ridiculous sh*t to the microtransaction store… it is not only cosmetic stuff but it actually affects gameplay and is in some cases rather overpowered.

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While Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Origins both feature microtransactions, neither were as bad as Valhalla reportedly is. The main point of concern is how overbearing Ubisoft is making these smaller in-game purchases despite the fact that Valhalla already costs full price up front; if this was a free game I doubt I’d be writing this post.

While we don’t exactly know if Ubisoft plans on amending any of these microtransaction related issues, I’m going with my gut and guessing that they’ll probably stick around for a while yet. Until then, you can still grab the Thor armour set for at least one in-game collection of overpowered armour provided that you’re willing to do a lengthy quest to obtain it.

Last Updated: February 8, 2021

4 Comments

  1. MaSeKind

    February 8, 2021 at 06:32

    If people stop buying them, Ubisoft will stop adding them. Probably doesn’t cost them much to create a new armor set. So they’ll make their money back if only a couple of people buys it.

    It is odd that they seem to be adding more and more MTX stuff. I can only assume people are buying a lot of them. It’s not like they need the extra money. Their games aren’t cheap.

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    • Krabby Paddy

      February 8, 2021 at 07:00

      So the problem is that a lot of it is actually targeted at “whales” who make up a small percentage of players but spend stupid amounts of money. Now some of these might be people with simply too much money. However a lot of these “whales” are likely people who have an addiction problem and are just being exploited.

      Also, yes they make enough but with these companies enough is never enough. Greed is what guides their decisions.

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      • HvR

        February 8, 2021 at 11:05

        Might be but if the majority of people who buys the games up front at full price just boycott it on day 1 it will put such a huge dent in their profit projections they might think twice.

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  2. Insomnia is fun

    February 8, 2021 at 07:23

    Could be worse, they could make people buy loot boxes. I find it funny how people keep buying games day one and then complain when they buy a lemon. Just wait a few months, see what shit the publisher pulls and then decide if you really want the game.

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