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Breakdown of Anthem’s Microtransactions


Are there microtransactions in Anthem? What are they?

When you hear “microtransactions”, you likely cringe at the word, because you know what it implies, and how it will affect your wallet if you’re not careful. EA especially has a rather dubious history with microtransactions and that makes many cautious. Thankfully, their upcoming title Anthem, made by Bioware, will only have the most basic of microtransactions. You will pay to get shards, and only that, and you can use the shards for various upgrades and cosmetic things.

Here’s a sample of the breakdown of the microtransactions:

  • 500 Shards = $4.99
  • 1050 Shards = $8.99
  • 2200 Shards = $17.99
  • 4,600 Shards = $35.99

All things considered, and given that you don’t need shards to advance through the game, it’s a fair asking price. The game releases on March 22nd.