We already know that Far Cry 5 microtransactions won’t be tied to loot boxes. However, while Ubisoft has avoided that controversial mechanic, Far Cry 5 won’t be going for a safer “cosmetic-only” option. Real-world money can you get you boosters in the game, which will “save time” and enable players to unlock things at a faster rate.
Ubisoft is being a little vague on what exactly the “time-saving” microtransactions will allow. In a comment to PCGamesN, Ubisoft said that paid-for items aren’t necessary for progression, similar to how MTs were implemented into the critically-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed Origins.
If no one complained about the microtransactions featured in Origins, I guess we don’t have to worry about Far Cry 5, right…? Well, I’d personally still wait for launch day, to see what exactly can be bought, and how that devalues actual hard-earned in-game progress.