Battlefield V seems set to rollout its premium paid currency within the next few weeks, according to a recently spotted Amazon listing.
First seen on Reddit, a quick Amazon search confirmed that developer DICE is planning to launch Battlefield Currency—the paid currency that players can use in Battlefield V to purchase cosmetic items—on January 18th, 2019. As its currently priced, $49.99 will net you 6,000 Boins (as the Battlefield community has been referring to Battlefield Currency), while $19.99 will net you 2,200 Boins. The lowest purchasable amount on Amazon is 500 Boins, and that will cost you $4.99.
DICE has yet to release a statement about Battlefield Currency’s launch date, though the Amazon listing seems like proof enough that it’s happening soon.
What isn’t clear is how many Boins Battlefield V‘s various cosmetic items will cost and how that relates to Company Coin, the currency you earn by playing the game. For example, certain tank skins currently cost up to 30,000 Company Coin, but it would be hard to imagine them costing that much in Battlefield Currency, given that figure would work out to between $250 and $300. The other major difference is that, while players can spend Company Coin on upgrading weapons and vehicles, Battlefield Currency can only be spent on cosmetic items that have no impact on gameplay.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Battlefield community reacts to Battlefield Currency when it launches. Following Star Wars Battlefront II‘s disastrous handling of its microtransactions prior to launch, developer DICE and publisher EA have been walking on eggshells with Battlefield V‘s community, going so far as to keep Boins out of the game at launch. Making premium currency cosmetics-only is a good step, but there are still a ton of bugs (like players not receiving Company Coin as intended) and netcode issues that DICE needs to iron out before the Battlefield community will most likely feel comfortable dropping real-world money on in-game cosmetics.