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Technology 'Rocket League' update removes loot boxes from the game

16:40  05 december  2019
16:40  05 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Finally, the trend for randomized loot boxes in games is dying as publishers move away from the unpopular mechanic. As announced in today's update notes, Rocket League has changed its approach to cosmetic items to be less chance-based. Loot box -like Crates have been replaced by

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Finally, the trend for randomized loot boxes in games is dying as publishers move away from the unpopular mechanic. As announced in today's update notes, Rocket League has changed its approach to cosmetic items to be less chance-based.

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Loot box-like Crates have been replaced by Blueprints, which drop after select online matches and which show potential items that a player could create using their credits. There is still an element of randomization with the dropping of Blueprints, but players can decide if they want a given item before spending their money on it. The Blueprints can also be traded with other players.

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PSYONIX the team behind Rocket League have announced have they are going to remove LOOT BOXES from their game later this year. Bringing it more in line with

Rocket League will remove its paid, randomized loot crates in favor of a system that will tell Despite the ongoing popularity of loot boxes within games , the practice has received pushback from players and officials alike. Command Line delivers daily updates from the near-future. Email (required).

This year has seen something of a legal backlash against loot boxes, with UK officials calling for them to be regulated like gambling and publishers being forced to disclose the odds of obtaining gear from transactions. Rocket League developers Psyonix announced back in August that they would be ditching loot boxes as public opinion about the mechanic sours.

Any Crates or Keys that are still in player's inventories will be automatically converted into Blueprints. To see the new items, players can head to the Item Shop which is available from the main menu.

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