Bethesda is releasing Fallout 76 Repair kits today as a part of the patch 8. Repair Kits are going to be the game’s first non-cosmetic items which can be bought with real-world money.
Non-cosmetic microtrasactions are happening despite the promises made by the developer that there won’t be pay-to-win options in the game. Pay to win means purchasing in-game items with real-world money to gain advantages in the game, something which EA has been doing for years.
Since repair kits in Fallout 76 seem quite important, letting players buy these kits with real money will naturally give them unfair advantage over non-paying players. It’s like a shortcut but something against Bethesda’s assurances that there will be no pay to win items in the game.
There’s no positive reaction towards the inclusion of Repair kits by the Fallout community on Reddit. Fans are actively complaining about how purchasing the ability to repair makes it easier for the players to survive as compared to those who can’t afford kits.
It’s a disappointing move by Bethesda since they are still struggling to earn back the trust of the Fallout series fans.
Bethesda Softworks described repair kits update in its latest Inside the Vault blog post.
Repair Kits are new utility items that will help you spend more time looting and shooting, and less time toiling away at a workbench fixing your gear. We’ve received lots of requests for Repair Kits, and we’re excited to add them in the weeks following Patch 8.
Fallout 76 patch 8 arrives today with two different types of repair kits: basic and improved. You can purchase basic kits using Atoms from the Atomic Shop.
The basic kit allows the players to repair any one item to 100% condition but only once. On the other hand, improved kits are also one-time use but they repair in-game items to 150% condition, allowing them to last longer. Improved kits can be only earned by completing in-game challenges like defeating the Scorchbeast Queen.
Apart from kits, the developer has now detailed the variety of content coming to the game this month. A new Wild Appalachia dungeon experience is scheduled to arrive on April 16. You can explore the new dungeon with a squad so get ready.
Functional cameras are also coming which you can use to shoot beautiful images of the Appalachian scenery. Unfortunately, the player vending feature has been delayed until Patch 9.
We will tell you more about repair kits once they go live in Fallout 76 following the update today, April 9.
Fallout 76 is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One, PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4.