Like the vast majority of Ubisoft games, Watch Dogs: Legion will have a premium in-game store where you’ll be able to exchange real money for additional content. Writing on the game’s official website, the French publisher has outlined how this will all work, introducing a currency called WD Credit, which can be used to buy a collectibles map, operatives, and more.
“Cosmetic and operative purchases in the premium store are paid for by using WD Credits, which can be bought with real life money at an exchange rate of around 100 WD Credits for $1 US dollar, or your regional equivalent,” the organisation explained. “Available WD Credits bundles offer discounts and will reduce the price per credit.”
It added: “Purchased operatives feature unique personalities, outfits, masks, and cosmetics to amp up your flair. Their gameplay abilities, traits, and weapons can be found on other Londoners around the city, and they do not offer any gameplay advantages compared with operatives recruited in the game.” Very clear there.
You’ll also be able to buy stipends of the title’s in-game currency known as ETO, which can be used to purchase new clothes and other items for your cast of characters. Fortunately, this can be earned as you play. “You can earn ETO by completing side missions, through repeatable activities like Bare Knuckle Fights or Kick-Up, and by finding ETO skimmers or safes.”
So it all sounds fairly optional and unobtrusive; we also appreciate that Ubisoft is being upfront about all this. Remember, it’s got a pretty sizeable post-release plan pegged for this title, including a gigantic online update in early December. And then there’s a Season Pass which will see the series’ fiction collide with Assassin’s Creed, so lots to look forward to.
Well it seems like all stuff I can ignore, which is the right way to do it! Good that there won’t be any clear and obvious advantages to paying extra, it’s a mostly single-player game after all.
AC: Odyssey had the perfect setup. They had a store full of cosmetic items and you could buy them. That was it. No microtransactions, no *****. This sounds similar and I hope Valhalla is the same.
Sounds like Odyssey, and in all fairness there were some really rad cosmetic. I recall purchasing the Isu pack, the Hades pack and then the Abstergo pack, which was my favorite. I played through the remainder of the Season Pass content with Kassandra and her horse dressed to kill in the Abstergo armor outfit, haha.
I didn't like how Odyssey locked most of its best looking armour behind a pay wall and have always found the "its just cosmetic" argument a bit dumb, when unlocking cool gear is in itself a highly rewarding gameplay experience.
@carlos82 I’ve been playing the Assassin’s Creed III remaster and it’s really cool how you can unlock outfits from newer games in the series, even if it’s through the horrible Ubisoft Club app that takes 40 years to load as an overlay over your game. One good thing about this being a currency instead of straight out buying costumes is that you can earn it through gameplay and just buy the outfits you want.
Bought a lot of Ubi titles this gen - probably more than any other developer. They've all had microtransactions, but they've all been entirely optional, with no detriment to gameplay. And that's why I have no problem buying their games... if there's a "right way" to do MTX, this is it.
Sounds like odyssey to me, hopefully they haven't made the game grindy or level based like odyssey to punt the optional stuff. These things don't sound like an issue to you realise they blot the world with copy paste stuff to increase the chance you buy things
Sounds reasonable.........this Valhalla , Planet Coaster , and Cyberpunk 2077 are all day 1 digital buys....so no hiccups......Dirt 5 not sure need to find out if career can be played offline unlike Codemasters last Rally outing.......Yakuza will have to wait.
And this is why I'll never buy an Ubisoft game.
Microtransactions (especially premium currencies) do not belong in a $60 game. I'll continue saying that until I'm blue in the face. The continued casual acceptance of this garbage in most of these Ubisoft games just boggles my mind. Have people really become that indifferent towards and (in some cases) defensive of them just because they don't directly impact gameplay? They're still bad.
The only "right" way to do microtransactions in a $60 game is to not have them there at all.
@R1spam "grindy or level based like odyssey " That was all just nonsense form people who have never played the game. Odyssey never requires a grind, it's designed that way.
@carlos82 This is generally a subjective thing but the best
looking armors were definitely not the DLC one's.
Just when I thought I couldn’t dislike this game more, they raise the bar again.
Premium currency such as these WD Credits are a good way to turn me off a game. I might wait for a sale before getting this game.
@710King it definitely had some very attractive ones and items like this would be better as quests in game and not open you wallet to buy
@RBMango many wait till game goes on sale for around $20. So then its cool.
@carlos82 I disagree entirely. All the DLC outfits are specifically themed and look completely out-of-place in the actual game(that is the point of these DLC outfits). The naval packs could fit in and perhaps the Underworld outfit would be fine for the DLC where you go to Hades but everything else is over-the-top and is supposed to be a big "look-at-me".
@710King a bit over the top? Did we play the same game because its hardly grounded in any aspect of its gameplay. My point isn't whether the outfits fit in with the game or not, its the fact that you have to buy them and can't earn them in game, which in turn makes the game less rewarding to play as far as I'm concerned
@710King I played 20 hrs of it and that wasn't my experience. Clearly not the only one as every time you went to a new main mission area all of the creator content that was close to it was for xp farms so people could actually do the mission rather than churn through copy paste side activities. Lots of people will love the single player mmo thing but its not for me
@carlos82 I have every single outfit/armor the base game offers(something like 100+) but only have like 3 dlc packs. I definitely don't feel less rewarded.
It's odd that you say that if they hadn't added these extra DLC outfits the game would be more rewarding to you. I find that to be very illogical.
@R1spam Those people are doing that for end game when they've ran out of quests to get XP. Specifically, going from level 70 to 99 is tedious because you'll likely have done pretty much everything in the game at that point. I got to 97 before stopping and I had done everything possible in the game including all DLC and player created stuff. Like with Origins, if you over-level or boost early on the game is too easy.
If you are just starting the game there is absolutely no reason to care about XP or leveling, just do quests and you'll scale along with everything exactly how the game was designed.
@Paranoimia I play on pc so buying Ubisoft games is a thing of the past... $15 month entire current gen lineup with ultimate/gold versions included
@710King yes in fact they were, objectively, DLC and premium currency outfits were the BEST looking with best perks. Same will be true for Legion and any other upcoming Ubisoft game
@2cents "best perks" Best looking can be subjective but the DLC outfits had terrible abilities versus base game outfits. Most are just copied over from already existent sets anyway.
@2cents I could play on PC if I wanted to, but generally keep that for simulation type games.
What little interest I might have had is now gone. Guess I'll save some more money for November.
@nessisonett I like the MHW approuch all free content no currency or other garbage just some really nice costumes you can just unlock. With some cool emotes and some costumes for you handler.
Introducing a currency called WD Credit, which can be used to buy a collectibles map.
That right there is disgusting and just one more reason why I will never buy Ubi games anywhere near launch. Every Ubi game I own is either pre-owned or bought so cheap digitally that they made no more than pennies on it. Absolute scumbags.
@710King Odyssey DEFINITELY required grind. It was, in many ways, designed to pad out the playtime, and the levelling was certainly a part of it. It just doesn't bother some people as much as others.
Ideally, it would have been great if the game didn't require the grind to keep up with the main quests, so you wouldn't constantly get pulled away from getting invested in the main story because you had to go do side stuff in order to bump your levels up to be within the recommended range.
After making AC grindy as hell to sell you XP boosters I'll be waiting to see what is said before dropping a penny. If it was not set in my home town just the mention of MX in a single player full price game would have been enough for me to say No Thanks.
Are we seriously expected to praise companies for not doing MTX as bad as they could be? Is that how low the bar is now?
@PeterN80.... I wanted to get your take on this......
I keep on hearing the Witcher 3 is the rpg of rpgs and I have it in my library, yet it's the least game I like to play cause to me it has not been as ground breaking as I keep on hearing about it....
So maybe you can help me get into it..... What is so awesome about the game....... Just so you know I am a story driven and narrative driven gamer..... Like I found Detroit Become Human to be amazing..... But the Witcher just can't reel me in with its story............
@PeterN80...... Oh my man RDR 2 is my jam, the game is so good I actually play it slowly intentionally caused I actually don't want it to end cause it's that good........ The other game I like is GTA San Andreas as for that is the greatest game ever made because of its contextual story and narrative and the contextual world design and world interactivity.......... I was running the game the other day......... And in the game I just decided to hang in a car listen to Radio Los Santos banging West Coast Gangsta Rap and ad I was sitting and listen to the jams, an Npc came and high jacked my car.... For a game released in 2004/2005...... Most modern games have not reached GTA SA leve........ Which is why I do wonder if Cyberpunk will be slightly overrated as it being billed as this detailed but what it's trying to do in terms of world design was already done by Rock* in the Ps2 Era......... The only thing that will be ground breaking about Cp2077 is the weaponry and combat...........
Anyway back to the Witcher I think my problem was playing it at pace, so I will try it at a slower pace and see how it goes........
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