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10 Most Predatory Loot Box Systems In Video Games

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Tony Everest (13 days ago)
Destiny 2´s engrams are cosmetics only so ur not forced to buy them!
Izabela Kowalska (21 days ago)
BLAME EA BREXIT THEIR BALLS OFF!
NJ Marino (27 days ago)
Once I played a game that had over priced deals Ex: 100,000 coins was 50.00 $ anyways the best gun was 150,000 coins, but whenever you surpass 90,000 coins it forces you to buy tons of useless crap until you only have 20,000 coins!
David Daivdson (28 days ago)
Star Citizen (though It doesn't have a postbox mechanic; yet). I blame the players that pay for these things just as much as I blame the developers. If there was no demand there would be no supply; however players are usually sucked in to the idea of "buying MTX to support the developers", even though they don't do lootboxes (the last I checked) the worst offender for "micro"transactions is Star Citizen, with certain ship "pledges" costing more than $1000 and up to $37,000. Players have been hoodwinked into thinking that MTX constitutes some sort of "charity system for the developers" in games, when in effect almost all of the money lands in the pocket of the producer. P.T. Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute when there was a world population of 1.2 billion, I guess there's one born every ten seconds today.
93725ig (28 days ago)
Fuck you EA, I'm not falling for your money grubbing scheme. Now if you'll execuse me, I gotta go hit the slots at the casino...
Nobo (28 days ago)
Everyone says “overwatch’s loot boxes are ok” but to be honest loot boxes as a paid mechanic are inherently not ok. Just because other companies’ monetization systems are worse doesn’t mean a lesser evil is ok. I will admit, overwatch does it better than most, but if you were looking for a truly “ok” system, one that gives free loot boxes (like ow does), but does not allow you to outright purchase them for money. Instead, you could pay money to get EXACTLY what you want.
Cephalon Sipps (28 days ago)
Destiny 2’s “lootbox” system is more cosmetic. Everything else is earned from engrams and milestones/raids.
TrollFaceTheMan (28 days ago)
EA has whatever is the opposite of Midas Touch...
TrollFaceTheMan (28 days ago)
Loot boxes have tainted every game since they came out. Like said in the beginning why am I paying full price to buy a game but getting only 1/3 the content out of it without paying hundreds more to gamble some rigged chest or crates?
TheRealDeal IsHere (29 days ago)
Bright engrams give you skins, not weapons...
Shaun Barber (29 days ago)
*cough* Black Ops 3 *cough* REINTRODUCTION OF THE AN-94
Shaun Barber (29 days ago)
Woah, Plants were ONLY 3$? Now it’s 5, and they’re more broken.
Rubix (29 days ago)
Why is pixel gun 3D not on here?
Made MINER101 (29 days ago)
In middle Earth true you can pay to get the currency but it's more fun to earn it and I've grown as a player from earning it than paying for it
Youtube Lol (29 days ago)
Cod black ops 3 anyone????
Constant Thyme52 (29 days ago)
How is bo3 not on this? You could spend thousands and still not get a single weapon
landenthe70s (29 days ago)
Call of duty
Noah Sno (29 days ago)
As long as the loot box stuff you get doesn't effect gameplay at all, and it is just cosmetic, then I am cool with it. Edit: Or if you can at least get it in a reasonable amount of time without paying (destiny 2)
FinaleeE (29 days ago)
Fortnite did it good. You can spend money for no advantage, just to look cool.
Desi N (30 days ago)
I love loot boxes, it's super satisfying to see you got a rare item. What I don't like is when you need lootboxes to get things you truly need in game and not just cosmetic things, or when the lootboxes are only available when you pay real life money.
Taha Ahmed (30 days ago)
Okay, how come there's not a single gameloft game on this list?
brian nunez (30 days ago)
*FORTNITE*
brian nunez (30 days ago)
U litteraly have to pay for anything
Robo Chop (30 days ago)
Cod is one of those games
MURDEROUS THIEVE (30 days ago)
They didn’t turn it off on destiny the just lowed how much xp you gain and said they turned it off but you still get about the same amount of bright engrams over time that’s why I quit d2 because I loved d1 but d2 was just a backstab to the community
idk idk (30 days ago)
Clash royale.
Spamfull Centurion (30 days ago)
Now, i hate Destiny 2, don't get me wrong.. But the bright engrams rewarded by leveling up are nothing to do with progression or light level at all. Armour pieces given from there are always at 10 power level and do not leave that unless something is infused to take it's power level. Legendary and Exotic engrams do have a way to 'spin the wheel', but they are not able to be bought with real money, they must be grinded.
Misga (30 days ago)
My star wars battlefront 2 currency store was broken so i paid 0 euros in the game :D
STORM (30 days ago)
EA BE LIKE: *DO YOU WANT TO GET A LOOT BOX FOR 1.99$?*
Brian Mario (1 month ago)
i predict that EA will get bankrupt somewhere near the future and no one will be sad :)
Chibu The Heart Emoji (1 month ago)
At least Forza 7 gives you generous amounts of credits to optionally buy loot chests that cost credits..
Andrei Gilca (1 month ago)
I love when a 1h steam playtime kid comes and says "Warframe"(the best free to play game by far with the best community) "should be on this list!" or "Shadow of War is P2W and Monolith is greedy af"....kids pls play atleast 30-40 hours bcs you don t know shit about these games. P.S : Overwatch is not P2W but Lol has one of the worst microtransactions system
Josh Erens (1 month ago)
I've been wondering why I haven't had as much fun with modern games as I was an avid gamer when I was younger. Everytime a new game came out, I would get it and play it for hours without boredom. Now, I can't play for more than an hour or two without getting bored. Games have become too corporate, too money driven. Any and all fun factors have been put behind a pay to win wall.
Moritz (1 month ago)
i genuinely hate EA
Kisho-KUN (1 month ago)
Yea, boycott FIFA and they'll listen!!!! Maybe not. Who knows
Captain Autismo (1 month ago)
The orcs in loot boxes are not the strongest. I have one orc for the loot boxes that I use. Not because he's good. Because he is so hilarious
Youtuþe (1 month ago)
Minecraft skin packs and special skins that allow for smaller characters in pvp battles thus assuring a huge advantage on the player.
Crimson Skull (1 month ago)
CoD is going to be on here right
Her0 (1 month ago)
Look, there’s nothing wrong with lootcrates. I know they are unfair and sometimes give another an upholding in a match or game, but, all in all, you paid for it. Sure, they are terrible when you can only pay by ‘physical’ cash, rather than being able to buy through your virtual money, but it’s just another way to make money. Nothing bad about it. In my opinion, Bethesda has done best with the lootcrates with Vault 76–from what I’ve heard.
LMP2time (1 month ago)
Hey where is khux (Kingdom hearts union x)?
Mercuryplayer Games (1 month ago)
In my personal opinion, nfs payback is okay... it isn't what we asked for, but you can just straight buy some of the cards you want, and the catch up packs certainly help. The grind is also endgame stuff, when you try to inevitably recreate the BMW m3 gtr 2005 at max level. I have never once felt the urge to buy premium loot boxes, because the base game gives you enough as it is. I just don't feel it's as bad as you say it is.
Qazy (1 month ago)
Black ops 3 is really bad too
mysterious stranger (1 month ago)
At least battlefront 2 is better now.
Sympathy (1 month ago)
Holy shit this entire comment section is about Overwatch and its oh so perfect system
Colin Rist (1 month ago)
The amount of corporate greed here by EA kind of reminds me of IOI in Ready Player One...
Muffinski (1 month ago)
Well EA's here. Can't say I'm surprised
Collin Johnsonz (1 month ago)
EA and WB
Nitro Penguin (1 month ago)
Well you can’t really count Destiny2 cuz Eververse is broken and don’t give us good stuff so basically nobody buys from eververse
Alex Royce (1 month ago)
Ah typical EA
Bepis (1 month ago)
Why aren't we talking about Hearthstone ?
Acapt (1 month ago)
Clash Royale? I know it’s a mobile game but I seriously can’t keep waiting for hours unlock all of my chests, requesting cards, crown chests, etc. Which makes me want to spend and buy more gems. I mean it’s not a loot box system necessary but it is a large money grabber for a very exciting free game
Alfred Aprianto (1 month ago)
To all of you overwatch fans regarding their lootbox system: Loadout did it first.
CactusGaming (1 month ago)
Loot boxes are needed in game for the developers to get their money. Games right now should be 70-80$ due to inflation but gamers would have an outrage. The only reason loot boxes are still a thing is so they get more money. If not it's hard to earn money.
The pussy Destoyer (1 month ago)
I think Fortnute
The pussy Destoyer (29 days ago)
Death Donut Sorry that i’m a little bit late, excuse me please dear Death Donut.
Death Donut (29 days ago)
Says the person who brings up fortnite on a 5mnt yearold video
Hassanny (29 days ago)
well yeah but skin or no skin you will have the same game play experience, which is what matters in the end
The pussy Destoyer (30 days ago)
Hassanny No because normies are bad. :)
Hassanny (30 days ago)
The pussy Destoyer The skins in Fortnite are only cosmetics you can still win without them for example faze tfue
Sadiq Duraid (1 month ago)
Honestly, great video, but cod should be number 1 in my opinion
Doomguy (1 month ago)
Hearthstone is pretty pay to win with loot boxes, at the least you can craft certain cards that you want if you collect enough arcane dust
Luc Girard (1 month ago)
O frick is this watchmojo 2.0?
Hellothere (1 month ago)
PvZ2 is now fixed & fun to play, just SO F00KIN HARD
Champy Frog (1 month ago)
The only ones that are PERFECT are LOLs cause they litterally give for free something that has been premium for ever (and are cosmetics btw) so if you really want a skin instead og buying b8xes you just buy the skin.
karlspel (1 month ago)
I like and dislike hearthstone at the same time. While you can get nice cards by spending money (And i've spent way to much already) i still like how they got gold and arcane dust. So that if you don't get a nice roll on the cards then you can still garantee yourself a card you want by crafting it so it doesn't force you to keep rolling card packs, spending endless money just so you "maybe" get it. But instead, it garantees you progress (although faster so with money which isn't good) but still it doesn't tie you down in a way. All i'm saying is that it's a good way to fix the problem of tieing down the player. Which is very very good if you ask me.
Jack Woodcock (1 month ago)
Game of thrones conquest (mobile)
Ihavedepression445 (1 month ago)
E.A
Sakuya The Dio Whamen (1 month ago)
Wait... Why its only EA games?
Bobby Bob (1 month ago)
Society taking advantage of people at its finest... with a video game. I remember the good old days of unlocking something badass that you didn’t have to pay for, microtransactions that effect damage and abilities during gameplay makes me want to stay away from gaming completely lol. Pay to win...... shame.
WolfAlpha04 (1 month ago)
r/assholedesign
I was able to master pvz 2 without spending real money but stopped playing when the leveling up update came
BubberDuck (1 month ago)
Shadow of war is not pay to win. Total lie.
HolySpider (1 month ago)
What about 2k18? $50 to upgrade your player to max,orrrr spend 2000 hours grinding your hardest.
Nominated Republic (1 month ago)
In destiny 2 the bright engrams drop cosmetics only even at the begininng
SirGunther (1 month ago)
Loot boxes that only have cosmetics in it are really not a problem
Newton Ngugi (1 month ago)
Knights and Dragons
- -Kachigga- - (1 month ago)
That’s not how destiny’s progression works wtf... all of it was and still is cosmetic
Jay Silva (1 month ago)
EAs new slogan. EA games "Gamble everything "
Super Joshua Gaming (1 month ago)
This Is Why I Play Gacha Games,They Have Easy Ways To Grind The Gem Material And Some (Like Naruto Blazing) Have Incredibly Cheap Summons
Sharpey (1 month ago)
The thing is you spend £50 on a game and you have to spend more to get the full experience. Credit cards are the new cheat codes unfortunately.
JOE EL ELITE 04 (1 month ago)
The only thing you should pay for is the game and maybe DLCs
IV XXIV MMXVII (1 month ago)
I hate video games.
Adam Stanton (1 month ago)
GTA Online has been out for 5 years yet they are still releasing dlcs with items costing millions of in game currency that takes hours or even days of grinding to get or you can pay up to 100 real dollars in exchange for 8 million in game currency which may or may not be enough for everything in the latest dlc.
Bobisnotap (1 month ago)
EA: Give us mor muns Me: Nah EA: Haha now u can't move forward. Me: Jokes on you! I left a bad review and joined a boycott campaign.
shockraider2000 _ (1 month ago)
Clash of clans maybe
SlimeMan (1 month ago)
*2 minutes of intro. Fuck these videos.*
Frostyblade 88 (1 month ago)
Honestly pvz2 isn't that bad RIGHT NOW as long as you have maramok videos you can beat every level without spending a done I spent 2 euro on the game and it was helpful but not essential
Joshua Hagen (1 month ago)
Shit. I bought all of these games...
Red Rider (1 month ago)
You forgot black ops 3
Undead Munchies (1 month ago)
Cant speak for the other games because I dont play them but you got the Destiny 2 bright engrams kind of wrong. For one they are only cosmetic. You can not get anything that gives you an advantage from them so they are sorta on the same line as Overwatch. Plus you dont need to run the same 10 missions to get a bright engram. Literally everything you can do in the game will get you closer to it. Plus your first 3 levels for each character each week is much faster than normal. So you can easily get 9 a week just by playing 2-3 hours on each character. Plus the fact that dismantling stuff from Eververse give you bright dust which you can use to direct purchase items. Also love how you just ripped KackisHD's video and didnt even credit him.
Alan Baker (1 month ago)
As a mass effect 3 player you’re wrong About it. It wasn’t competitive it was co-op and I unlocked almost every char without spending a cent. Having to grind to get what you want. That’s been around since RPG’s existence: You’re also wrong about dead space beating it on hard without spending a cent. So wrong again. It’s not aggressive if it isn’t necessary. Get your facts straight.
Alex Quintero (1 month ago)
I dont agree with d2 because the boxes you buy for them only give you cosmetics and they are incredibly easy to get. Just play the game.
Nocturnal Sovereign (1 month ago)
1) any game made by activison
Currupt Human (1 month ago)
The thumbnail is a EA game
Peewee Herman (1 month ago)
Take drink every time a EA/activision. Game is mentioned
Rust Lord (1 month ago)
Mate clash royale they tempt you
Thought Police (1 month ago)
In my opinion the only things that should be locked behind paywalls are cosmetic items and possibly new maps or another story mode add on.
Philitron128 (1 month ago)
This wouldn't be a problem if consumers weren't easily manipulated morons. Just don't buy game with this shit. It's that easy.
Graesyn Faust (1 month ago)
You do know that you dont get anything other than cosmetics from Destiny 2s bright engrams right? You cant grind for them either, theyre given when you level up, and you cant grind levels lmfao
Issac Arellano (1 month ago)
Clash Royale
Ecko Stream (1 month ago)
Star Citizen, with that get all ship/all items for only 27k ! After spending at least 1k in other stuff. And it<s not event a complete game yet !
technica (1 month ago)
I think the best lootbox system is rainbow six siege. since you cannot buy the loot packs with real money, and the items in said packs are all cosmetic only thanks Ubisoft CA 👌
Death Donut (29 days ago)
technica in D2 there arent lootboxes. Engrams are similar, but they are better than lootboxes. They can be earned by doing literaly anything. Everything you get from them is cosmetic. Thr video portrayed them as a way to get easy money, but it was false info
Kira Est (1 month ago)
Bright engrams in destiny 2 just give you shaders, ornaments, mods, emotes, and some crappy armor that drops in the lowest light. Bright engrams are just for cosmetics
Mark Wiedeman (1 month ago)
I actually enjoyed mass effect 3’s multiplayer horde mode thing. It was extremely hard, but achievably hard, plus I have a lot of good memories playing with my best friend. The randomizer seemed fair enough, and you knew you’d get good races/classes/weapons if you stuck it out and played a few matches to save for the biggest or second biggest box. Plus, the stuff you unlocked was usually very interesting and unique abilities and characters (once again guns too) you’d never even gotten hints of in the normal campaign. I feel there are worse systems than mass effect’s to put on the list, right?
Oliver The Red Panda (1 month ago)
Overwatch handles loot boxes flawlessly. Everything in loot boxes is purely cosmetic and the thought of getting loot boxes encourages you to play more and you get excited when you get to open another loot box. You can buy loot boxes but it’s very simple to get the boxes just by playing the game so, in my opinion, overwatch handles loot boxes perfectly.
Pulse VII (1 month ago)
In 2018, the best game is going outside

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