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Doom Eternal Promises Not To Drain Your Wallet

Doom Eternal is on the way and it's going to be big and bad in the best of ways. What's more is that we also have the welcome news that, unlike some other games, Doom Eternal will be entirely free of microtransactions.


This might not be entirely surprising. The Doom series has yet to jump on the lucrative, but sometimes shady microtransaction train. Instead, cosmetics and extras are earned through good old fashioned experience points. There is no store whatsoever for players to dress up their Doom Slayer.

"No store. Nothing [you] can unlock in Eternal with XP has anything to do with player abilities or content that would impact your game in anyway," creative director Hugo Martin said in a Facebook comment. "The only thing [you] can unlock is COSMETICS. These cosmetics have no impact on how [you] play, they just look cool. Eternal is a $60 game, not a free to play game or a mobile game – we are giving [you] a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect."


Thanks, Hugo.

It's good to know that we can expect to budget out $60 and only $60 for Doom Eternal. 2019 saw some seriously sucky microtransactions, and the practice is getting more flack than ever before. Some countries are moving toward banning loot crates, calling them glorified forms of gambling. Gamers aren't the biggest fans of microtransactions either. We already shelled out $60 — it feels cheap, even exploitative to have to pay even more.

For some gamers, the presence of microtransactions makes or breaks a game. Previous to this unorthodox announcement on Facebook, players were begging Bethesda to keep microtransactions out of the game. So this is likely welcome news for them. Some remain suspicious, however, worrying that devs might later go back on this promise.

We'll have to wait and see. Doom Eternal releases on March 20.