NetherRealm Studios Detail Microtransactions; Cannot “Pay to Win” With Injustice 2

This is very good news for Injustice 2 players.

After months of waiting, NetherRealm Studios have finally detailed the microtransactions in their upcoming fighting title Injustice 2. Ever since the reveal of the game, fans were wondering if the game will go down the “pay to win” path, however, it seems that won’t be the case.

Thanks to the forum page for Injustice 2, community admin GypstWB detailed the game’s microtransactions. The game will feature Source Crystals, and this will be the new type of currency players will use to purchase cosmetic features for characters.

Players can purchase Source Crystals using real money, however, it will not help adance or give them any edge in the game against other users. NeherRealm Studios wants to make it very clear that players cannot “pay to win” in Injustice 2.

Source Crystals are a new type of currency available in Injustice 2 that are used to purchase cosmetic features for characters. Source Crystals can be purchased using real money but aren’t required to progress or advance in the game and can’t be used to purchase Gear or an advantage in gameplay. We value our community and want to be clear – you cannot “pay to win” with Injustice 2.

Source Crystals can only be used to purchase cosmetic adjustments to your fighters, Premiere character Skins with no gameplay advantage, and various Shaders for character costumes.

Source Crystals offer more opportunities to customize your fighters that won’t affect gameplay or game progression. The cosmetic adjustments to your characters are for you own personal preference of how you want your fighters to look, and can add details to your characters overall appearance.

Character Shaders offer a wide range of color combinations for your character Gear. Premiere Skins will change your character’s look from top to bottom. For example, you can change Supergirl into Powergirl, but the power and stats of the character are still based on Gear equipment that you’ve earned through playing the game. The Premiere Skin change is only visual.

In related news, Injustice 2‘s latest addition to the roster has been revealed courtesy of UpUpDownDown, who went to NetherRealm Studios to meet with Ed Boon and were able to test Firestorm out, and also had the privilege of making the official announcement for this new character. Read more about the character here.

Injustice 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16.