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EA Adds its Loot Box System Into The Latest Skate BETA


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Playtesters, who have been playing the latest playtest of Skate have shared information with Insider Gaming on the controversial loot box system that leaked via datamines in the summer of 2022. Originally called “Swag Bags”, the loot box feature was met with harsh criticism from fans – but as far as we can tell, they might not be as bad as first feared.

First, it should be said and understood that Skate will be a free-to-play title and as such, ways for the publisher to make revenue back from development will be implemented. Now that’s out of the way, here’s what State’s current loot box system looks like:

Loot Boxes are currently priced between 2 and 3 Stars, with 3 Star Loot Boxes having the more desired items in them. Items range from skateboard stickers and clothing to house furniture.

Each Loot Box contains five individual items – all of which you can see before purchasing. However, you’ll only receive one of these five items when unlocking a Loot Box. There’s currently no percentage given on the odds of which item you could receive and you can unlock duplicated items. Duplicated Items will reward the player with “Hype” instead, which is another form of currency similar to Apex Legends’ crafting metals. But at this moment in time, there’s no loot box with the 1000 items available like you’d see in the likes of Apex Legends.

There are currently 16 Loot Boxes in Skate with five items in each box (80 items total). Presumably, though, more boxes and variations will be added during special events etc.


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You can't skate without a borderline gambling system. You all know these companies are doing you a favor.


We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
We knew this was happening last summer.

Ehh, it's free. As long as the game itself doesn't suck, whatever, just play it and don't give them a penny.


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I honestly feel bad for anyone who thinks nu-EA can deliver a game worthy of the original trilogy, but at some point you have to learn.
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