After the announcement yesterday the upcoming WWE 2K18 would feature loot crates in their Road to Glory mode, fans nearly instantly soured on the idea. For many, loot crates are seen as a “pay-to-win” feature, allowing people to just throw real money into them in order to get the best and shiniest gear.
However, it seems that the developers of WWE 2K18 have taken notice, and recently took to Twitter to confirm that there will be no micro transactions in the wrestling game.
— #WWE2K20 (@WWEgames) October 2, 2017
According to the game’s site (that 2K links to), loot cases will be unlocked by progressing in both the MyCareer and Road to Glory mode. Once a part is unlocked via the crate, it can then be purchased via VC. More on the system below:
Unlocks and Loot Cases
Along with upgrading your MyPLAYER comes deeper customization. This year, you’ll be able to unlock hundreds of moves and Superstar parts to customize your MyPLAYERs as you see fit.
Unlocks can be earned through loot cases and progression in both MyCAREER and ROAD TO GLORY. Most Superstar parts and moves are locked from the start. Once an item is unlocked, it is then purchasable with VC.
There are three levels of loot cases: Bronze, Silver and Gold. You have a higher chance of unlocking more rare items in Silver and Gold cases. You can purchase loot cases in MyPLAYER, MyCAREER and ROAD TO GLORY. You will also earn loot cases through progression in both MyCAREER and ROAD TO GLORY.
It remains to be seen exactly how VC and loot crates will be treated in the wrestling simulator, but if crates are only unlock able via in-game achievements, fans will likely warm up to the idea.
WWE 2K18 releases on October 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
[Source: 2K Blog]