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Old Oct 21, 2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Payday 2 Rolls Back Microtransactions after Outrage

It seems the developer of Payday 2 has done a little back tracking after inserting a pay to unlock drill into their "free" Crimefest event to open up chests. How many times have we seen this go bad. Give away stuff for free then turn around and charge for things when a lot of hardcore fans have already forked over a good amount money for their favorite game? Check the rest out at Ars Technica.

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Payday 2's annual "Crimefest" event was supposed to be a free-to-play celebration of the popular cooperative shooter. So when this year's event required players to pay real money to unlock some random loot drops, many players weren't happy.

Last week, Starbreeze Studios (parent of Payday 2 developer Overkill Software) announced it was "join[ing] the Steam economy" with a "Black Market" update. That update introduced randomly dropped safes that required the purchase of a $2.49 drill to open up. Those safes contain new weapon skins, some of which come packed with special gameplay modifications and stat boosts, and all of which can be sold and traded through Steam's marketplace.

A popular Reddit thread titled "f**k you overkill" summed up the reaction to this move from many Payday 2 fans, with many commenters tagging the game with the dreaded "pay-to-win" label. "So I bought the game, bought all the DLC they kept rolling out, bought the optional extra to support the game during hype train so that we'd all get something for free," user Tobax wrote in the thread. "And now get told I have to buy 'drills' to unlock the microtransaction safes to get 'cosmetics' which insanely also gives stat bonuses... yeah thanks a lot."



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Old Oct 21, 2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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Pay Day has been a microtransaction whore for a long time thats how they make their money. Every year at E3 I keep wondering whos still playing this game cause they still have one of the biggest single game booths every year
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Pay Day has been a microtransaction whore for a long time thats how they make their money. Every year at E3 I keep wondering whos still playing this game cause they still have one of the biggest single game booths every year
No it hasn't. It had a ton of DLC but that isn't micro-transactions. Now they added safes that drop that can only be opened by buying a fake drill.

BTW They didn't reverse this decision, they just made the drills also drop but I bet the drop rate will be awful.
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