Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s microtransactions may not live up to the name.
In the game’s multiplayer mode, you’ll be able to buy in-game Andromeda Points with real-world money. These Points are used to buy blind loot boxes that contain weapons and boosts. While we don’t yet know how many Points you’ll want to buy, since we don’t know how much these in-game loot boxes will cost, a U.K. retailer has offered us our first glimpse of the conversion rate between real money and points.
Retailer ShopTo (via VG 24/7) is taking pre-orders on the Andromeda Points, and the bigger packs get pretty pricey. We only know U.K. prices at the moment.
- 500 points – £3.95 (roughly $4.80)
- 1020 points – £7.96 (roughly $9.56)
- 2150 points – £15.95 (roughly $19.39)
- 3250 points – £24.95 (roughly $30.33)
- 5750 points – £39.95 (roughly $48.57)
- 12,000 points – £79.96 (roughly $97.20)
That means that you’ll probably be paying a hundred bucks for the highest pack of points, on top of the cost of the game and any other goodies you want to pick up, like the Prima Strategy Guide.
Mass Effect: Andromeda releases on March 21st for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: VG 24/7