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Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer offering was always going to have microtransactions. EA's box-buying system seems to have spread to almost all of its properties over the last few years, and BioWare's latest is no different. Much like in Mass Effect 3, you'll be able to purchase packs of randomised items within the title's co-op component using either in-game funds or real money - and thanks to UK retailer ShopTo, we now know what your real world cash can actually be spent on.

Essentially, you can use your hard-earned moolah to buy specific amounts of 'Andromeda Points', which can then be used to nab packs. As you'd expect, the prices vary rather dramatically depending on how many points you want. £3.95 will get you 500 points, for example, while spending £24.95 will drop 3250 points into your lap. Most eye-catching, though, is the fact that you can put down £79.96 for 12,000 points. Of course, we don't yet know how many boxes 12,000 points will get you, but there you have it.

What do you think of microtransactions like these? Do you ever pump cash into this stuff? Open your wallet in the comments section below.

[via shopto.net, gamesradar.com]