APB Reloaded is Removing Lootboxes

Gaming article by Patrick Perrault on Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:02
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Lootboxes, away!

After celebrating its 10th anniversary just a few weeks ago, APB Reloaded has removed lootboxes from its game, which should be a very welcome surprise for players.

APB Reloaded is an Action-MMO Third-Person Shooter where players either play as an Enforcer or Criminal on both sides of the law. Players can either try to work with the world that they are inhabiting and try to help people, or destroy and as much of it down as they can.

It looks like the developers are on the Enforcer side of the law, because their latest update will be removing lootboxes from the game, making Legendary Weapons available to "rent and obtain" with in-game currency. Essentially, players will rent guns for 7 days at a time, but there's a 5% chance that the store will 'forget' to log the players rental and they'll be able to keep it. Once that occurs, players can either keep trade, or sell their Legendary Weapon. And if a player likes a specific weapon, eventually they'll earn the Legendary Weapon outright due to the "valuable field data" that has been accumulated, and the gun will be given to the player after their next rental.

Considering the actual update itself to the game is called the "Legendary Update" that's pretty big news for the APB community. 

That's not all that's coming, though, because starting a few days ago if players were to go to the Joker store, Anne Partridge is there and ready to utilize her hacking skills in order to be protected by Joker Gunworks. 

There's also an Open Beta running this Saturday for the new engine that's being implemented into the game, so if you want to try out the game that may be the best time to try APB out on Steam.

What do you think of this update? Have you ever played APB Reloaded? Do you find yourself tempted to play it now? Let us know in the comments!

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