Bethesda's new Repair Kits are bringing the hate.

Fallout 76’s Repair Kits add fuel to the fire; Bethesda’s pay-to-win microtransaction?

Fallout 76’s new content updates have been pretty awesome so far, but some new microtransactions added to the game are boiling the water again.

Fallout 76’s new content updates have been pretty awesome so far, but some new microtransactions added to the game are boiling the water again.

With The new slew of free content updates for all players, including a new PvP mode and brewing system, there’s a new “utility” microtransaction with the new Repair Kits which strays from keeping the game balanced and purely cosmetic purchases. This debate is the newest issue with Fallout 76 and Bethesda, as players are saying that some non-cosmetic items coming to the Atomic Shop are to be released soon.

The new kits will be a departure from previous statements from Bethesda saying that they’ll keep the game free to play and purchasing stuff won’t give players leverage over players who aren’t buying anything.

News came from the newest blog post from Bethesda Softworks talking about some of the upcoming changes to the game after Patch 8, which discussed the new Repair Kits which are utility items that:


 “help you spend more time looting and shooting, and less time toiling away at a workbench fixing your gear.”

Basically, both the Repair Kits and Improve Repair Kits definitely will be single-use consumables that’ll repair the condition of stuff in your camp or player inventor by 100% or even 150% based on the which kit you bought. Basic Repair Kits can be bought in the Atomic Shop using Atoms. Their 150% counterpart doesn’t make an appearance in the same shop- they can only be found as in-game drops.

Bethesda seems to want to prevent any player controversy by adding non-cosmetic items and saying that this won’t affect gameplay. But they say that they are trying to prevent any player controversy by ” exploring ways we can bring other community-driven ideas to the game, such as refrigerators for C.A.M.P.s, ammo and food converters, and even the ability to send scrap to your stash without having to head home.”

They don’t say how they plan to accomplish this, but they want to create some way to make it possible and have both cosmetic and utility purchases available. In other words, they’ve being vague and confusing.

But they also say they plan to “plan to make adjustments based on” what players say to evolve. Players are seeing them shift from the cosmetic-only grounds they said they were holding, but now this has gotten the community pretty angry. They have yet to comment on this.

Regardless, the game has been seeing some new content updates recently with both positives and negatives. However, the newest updates may only offer a gleam of light before the dark clouds once yet appear. Let’s see what Bethesda has up their sleeves at this point.

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