While some games abuse the microtransactions as a funding tool, it seems that Anthem will not be the case. Executive producer Mark Darrah briefly touched the matter and it will be expanded in a date closer to the official launch of Anthem.

To sum it up, there will be no loot boxes and there will be no “pay to win”. They will be restricted to cosmetic and vanity items, so they will have no impact on the gameplay and the players will be made well aware that they are buying an item before spending any money.

When you access the store in the game by pressing escape while in Fort Tarsis and navigating to the “featured” tab, you will open a screen where you can buy in-game items with a currency called Coin or with a premium currency called Shards. You will earn Coin by completing in-game challenges, and Shards will be purchased with real money via the Origin store.
While at launch most items require Coins, they will have a Shard cost, just in case you would rather unlock them with real money. There will be a weekly rotation for the store’s stock and there will only be a few items to purchase when the game launches.

Currently, there are for sale Armor Packs costing 61.000 Coin / 850 Shards per set, two materials to change the texture and a pattern of the surfaces on your Javelin at 12.000 Coin / 300 Shards each, and an emote called Gum on Shoe that costs 18.000 Coin / 400 Shards.

Anthem – All Javelins

Here is a list of the current prices for Shards at launch:

500 Shards: $4.99/£3.99
1050 Shards: $9.99/£7.99
2000 Shards: $19.99/£15.99
4600 Shards: $39.99/£31.99

Anthem will launch on February 22, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can get the best price for it through our price comparison tool.

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