Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is now available to those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game and one Reddit user shared a couple of screenshots of the in-game store, showing everything you can buy with real-world money.
Ubisoft's tactical shooter or shall we say looter shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is just around the corner but those who purchased the pricey Ultimate Edition of the game have three-day early access and can start playing the game right now.
And while many Ultimate Edition owners are wandering around the Auroa island, a Reddit user who goes by the name of Blinkk8704 decided to shed more light on the game's monetisation. Now, we already know that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has XP boosters, cosmetic items, weapon and attachment blueprints and more but according to Ubisoft, everything that you can buy with real-world money can be obtained by simply playing the game, except for some exclusive cosmetic items.
Judging by the Redditor's post , the only thing that Ubisoft don't offer for sale in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is a piece of land on Auroa. Almost everything in the game can be bought with real-world money. From weapon skins, class bundles, attachment bundles, gear camos, weapon blueprints, weapon attachments, vehicles, tattoos, headgear, body gear, emotes, melee weapons, figures, battle pass boosters, crafting materials, weapon upgrades and even skill points.
Yes, you can get everything that we now mentioned simply by playing the game but still, this is probably one of the best examples of just how absurd can microtransactions get. It's also nothing new for Ubisoft as the company has already implemented similar stuff in their previous titles like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and The Division 2 but Ghost Recon: Breakpoint really beats both of these and it's not even a contest.
Some design choices that Ubisoft made for Breakpoint also make sense now. Many players feel that the RPG elements and tier-based weapons have no place in shooter such as Ghost Recon: Breakpoint but without such features, it's clear that Ubisoft could not sell crafting materials, weapon upgrades, skill points, blueprints and the rest of the stuff.
Also, it remains to be seen just how grindy the game actually is and how much time players will have to spend to acquire some of the mentioned items.