10 Most Predatory Loot Box & Microtransaction Systems In Video Games

Ten examples to show anyone who says they aren't a problem.

Dungeon Keeper

Y'know that moment in an online shooter when you're all rushing the objective? You bring up your sights, eyeball someone, and spend that little bit too long getting a shot off that you miss, dying in turn and fundamentally not contributing to the win?

Yeah, that's what articles like this are going to be - only we're going to nail the hit in the end.

It goes without saying that lootboxes are in the firing line right now. Everything from the Belgian Gaming Commission investigating their very legality to Hawaii's government labelling Star Wars Battlefront 2 an "Star Wars-themed online casino", China forcing Blizzard to disclose drop-rates for Overwatch and even a full-on boycott of blind box-focused games this past Black Friday - it's safe to say their time has come.

And honestly, it has been a long time coming.

"Oh, you already paid in full for this product? Well... it's not going to function unless you pay a little more! Come on now, snap to it!"

Such has been the voice of many games over the past decade, with 2017 reaching boiling point - though it's not just Battlefront 2 that deserves to be torn to shreds...

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