id Software has added paid beauty downloadable content material to DOOM Eternal after beforehand promising that there shall be no microtransactions.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, two beauty packs had been launched final week on all platforms: DOOMicorn Master Collection Cosmetic Pack costing $4.99 and The Series One Cosmetic Pack costing $8.99. The former consists of unicorn-themed cosmetics and the latter consists of 12 cosmetics that had been beforehand accessible by gaining a specific amount of XP throughout the first season.
Prior to DOOM Eternal‘s release, creative director Hugo Martin assuaged players’ issues on social media by stating that cosmetics will be unlockable via XP. The two packs talked about above can now solely be obtained with actual cash. Martin’s put up dated January 2020 reads:
No retailer. Nothing you possibly can unlock in Eternal with XP has something to do with participant skills or content material that might influence your recreation in any means. The solely factor you possibly can unlock with XP is COSMETICS. These cosmetics haven’t any influence on the way you play, they only look cool. Eternal is a $60 recreation, not a free to play recreation or cell recreation – we’re providing you with an entire expertise with no retailer similar to you’d count on. Unlocking skins with XP is part of the expertise in the event you care about that stuff or you possibly can fully ignore it and it’ll haven’t any influence in your expertise AT ALL and it’s all free.
DOOM Eternal launched in March 2020 to constructive opinions. According to Bethesda, it outperformed 2016’s DOOM with double the launch income.