The Most Hated Video Game Microtransactions Might Surprise You

Microtransactions such as loot boxes have caused an uproar over the years. For quite a while, gamers have seen the monetization method as a video game trend that needs to stop. While loot boxes are more popular in the UK than you may have thought, that doesn't mean that the rest of the world loves them.


Whether or not you're a fan, there's one thing you can't deny — consumers spend money on loot boxes. After all, if companies like EA weren't making absurd amounts of money off of microtransactions, maybe the trend would die down.

When it comes to this business practice, which title is the worst offender? What are some microtransactions that game companies should truly be ashamed of? The team at SVG decided to get to the bottom of this, so a poll was sent out to find the game with the most hated microtransactions. Out of 508 US respondents, this is what was deemed the biggest offender.

Has it been a Fortnite since your last microtransaction?

Out of all who responded, a stunning 20% chose "Fortnite" as the game with the most offensive microtransactions.

One of the most eye-opening facts to come out of Epic's court battle with Apple is the overwhelming amount of children who are susceptible to developing an unhealthy spending habit when playing this popular battle royale. Such a scenario can be problematic, especially considering how impressionable kids can be, and perhaps it's part of why so many people voted for this game.


Since "Fortnite" really makes its money from microtransactions, there's not a whole lot that can be done unless you're fine using a standard avatar on the battlefield. Of course, this game isn't the only one to provoke the ire of online players. 

The second biggest offender, according to the poll, is "FIFA," with nearly 17% of the vote. Behind that is "League of Legends" with almost 16%. At the opposite end, you have "Dota 2," which received the least amount of votes, totaling around 7%.