Just a few months ago before Battlefield V launched, EA revealed how the Battlefield 5 microtransactions will work in the game, though there was no specific date or schedule when this would take effect. Well, now we know when.
According to Amazon’s listing of the Battlefield V: Battlefield Currency (the currency used in the game for real world money), the Battlefield 5 microtransactions start date will be on January 18, 2019! Here’s a screenshot of it (thanks to Reddit user spanky008):
As you can plainly see in the text, it states that the item will be available on January 18, 2019. Note that this is not official, and things could change.
In case anyone’s worried, EA has already said that Battlefield Currency can grant users items that won’t affect the game balance in any way, so these will be cosmetics for guns and soldier camos mostly.
Here’s a rundown of the bulletpoint EA gave back in October:
- In Battlefield V, you progress by playing. The more you play, the more you’ll progress, and the more items you can unlock to outfit your Company.
- When it comes to gear, there is no one right answer — only what’s right for you, your playstyle, and the needs of your squad.
- There are two types of in-game currency. Company Coin is earned only through gameplay. Battlefield Currency is purchased with real-world money.
- Battlefield V is made to reward how often you play and how well you play. You will never be able to use Battlefield Currency or spend real-world money to get anything that gives you an unfair gameplay advantage.
While these, too, can change, the chances of DICE allowing anything that can affect game balance be bought using real world money is very slim given how EA was trashed publicly for what it tried to do with Star Wars Battlefront II.
Are you fine with the microtransactions in the game? Do you have any concern with the reported start date? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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