For those who lived under a rock, the latest Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint launched last week. However, the launch wasn’t as smooth as planned – fans of the game who pre-ordered the title quickly noticed that the game features a lot of microtransactions that can give an advantage to players willing to spend some additional cash for the game. You don’t need to be a genius to realize that fans weren’t happy about it.
The microtransactions in question presented themselves as ‘Time-Savers’ – skill points, XP boosters, advanced weapon parts and so on. According to Ubisoft, these were designed to help new players to catch-up with the rest of the curve. However, when everyone is a new-player, this seemed like yet another pay-to-win mechanic in the game.
However, Ubisoft was quick to react and already removed these microtransactions from the in-game store. According to the development team, ‘Time-Savers’ purchase wasn’t supposed to be released during the early days of the game. We don’t know if this is true, but one thing is for certain – a form of microtransactions that give players an advantage might still find a way back to the game at a later date.
For now, you don’t need to worry about some random dudes giving you a hard time in PvP just because they spent some additional bills in order to get a better weapon. This being said, it might become a real pain at a later time. Of course, you can avoid these problems by playing the game – Ubisoft is giving its early adopters some time to progress until ‘Time-Savers’ will be reinstalled.
So, if you’re planning to check out the new Ghost Recon Breakpoint, there won’t be a better time to start than right now. Check out our special price for the game.