Data miner and Twitter user Temporyal found various things that suggest Battlefield 2042 could be getting microtransactions. These files were found within the latest patch for the game and make mentions of bundles, cosmetic items, XP boosts, and more. While it could possibly be nothing more than menus for items already in the game, there's a more definitive discovery. The data miner also found new in-game currencies and different bundles, suggesting players will be able to buy in-game money soon. Of course, this could be a scrapped idea and was just leftover in the game's files, but EA is known for putting microtransactions in many of its games. In 2021, a leaked Santa skin for Battlefield 2042 caused a lot of controversy as many thought DICE was focused on releasing cosmetic items instead of fixing the game. It was later clarified that the skin was made months in advance and wouldn't be released to the public.
New category images for the #Battlefield2042 ingame store arrived with Patch 4.0:— temporyal (@temporyal) April 24, 2022
🔫 Soldier, Weapon & Vehicle Cosmetics
⬆️ XP Boosts
Other files include 5 Premium Currency packages and tiers, weekly & bonus missions for the upcoming Battle Pass.
Store menu images: pic.twitter.com/rkyPDVg26N
These are the five currency packages in the files. There is no actual data on prices.— temporyal (@temporyal) April 25, 2022
COD is using similar values for packages. The price structure over there (PS / Xbox store):
🪙 500: 4.99$
🪙 1100: 9.99$
🪙 2400: 19.99$
🪙 5000: 39.99$
🪙 13000: 99.99$ pic.twitter.com/xzvISsL3mR
With Battlefield 2042 reportedly coming to Xbox Game Pass soon, it wouldn't be surprising if the publisher will push microtransactions on people who didn't buy a copy of the game. As of right now, nothing has been confirmed, but if the game is coming to Game Pass soon, it may not be long before we hear more. As of right now, DICE is still fighting an uphill battle with Battlefield 2042, so this may leave some fans feeling upset.
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