UPDATE: Rest easy, Destiny fans. Publisher Activision has been in touch with TrustedReviews to assure it will not be adding ammo pack micro transactions to the game. In an emailed statement, a spokesperson wrote: “We’re not doing that.”
Original story is below…
According to a new rumour, Bungie may be about to introduce ammo pack micro-transactions to Destiny.
Bungie is apparently putting together plans to add in micro-transactions for ammo packs in its online shooter, Destiny.
The report states that ammo packs will be sold for Silver – the in-game currency that you need to buy with real world money.
“Bungie is to sell Destiny ammo packs for real money,” according to a ‘source familiar with the matter’ speaking to VG247.
It is as yet unknown as to when the micro-transactions for ammo packs will be added to theg ame, if it is confirmed to be true.
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Currently, the only content available for purchase using Silver in Destiny are emotes and Sparrow items from the Eververse vendor in the Tower.
Adding in micro-transactions for ammo packs will have a direct affect on gameplay (albeit in limited ways), which may well signify a major change in the way Activision and Bungie approach in-game payments in the future.
For example, there’s currently only three ways to acquire Heavy packs: buy them from the Tower gunsmith; the exotic vendor Xur sells back of three for one Strange Coin; while Variks sells them for 250 Glimmer and a pack of Ether Seeds.
Adding specific micro-transactions for the Heavy ammo packs in particular would then avoid you having to spend time in-game to raid for the resources required.
There’s no information in the report as to how much such ammo packs would cost.
However, here’s the current cost of Silver:
500 Silver – £3.99
1000 Silver – £7.99
2000 Silver – £15.99
5000 Silver – £39.99