In the midst of the ongoing loot box controversy, Ubisoft has waded in and rolled out paid-for loot boxes in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Before we get too worked up, it’s worth noting that the items inside them have no effect on gameplay stats, and are cosmetic items for character customisation. Phew!
The Ubisoft blog explains that the new Battle Crates – available in the Extended Ops update today – will be divided into loot boxes for the campaign and co-op mode (Spec Ops Crates) and boxes for the Ghost War mode (Ghost War Crates). All crate types will “have zero impact on gameplay and player’s progression, and will be “fair in terms of the items given to players.”