The ultimate replace of Dirty Bomb is sort of right here, the final earlier than Splash Damage finish improvement, and it’s coming with a shock: all of the monetisation is being eliminated. Players will be capable to get all characters, weapon skins, and uncommon doodads with out spending an actual penny. Splash Damage plan to maintain Dirty Bomb servers up till no less than the tip of 2019, and it does are likely to have a few hundred gamers on-line at any given second, so it’s nonetheless not too late to strive their fourth model of the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory components.
Removing microtransactions isn’t the identical as eradicating unlocking and giving everybody all the pieces, thoughts. Players will nonetheless have to unlock stuff with the virtuacash earned by taking part in, although Splash Damage are additionally greater than doubling the bottom fee for incomes these ‘Credits’.
Following Splash Damage’s announcement in October that they might finish improvement after another replace, “as we sat down to discuss what fixes we would make, the contents of that build changed,” the builders said today.
“Instead, we wanted to turn this update into a celebration of Dirty Bomb, allowing players old and new to experience everything, without a cost. We’ve been working to remove all monetisation from Dirty Bomb, and also have thrown in a few extra treats as a thank you to all of our players for supporting the title over the years.”
They’re eradicating the ‘RADs’ microtransaction foreign money, changing any that gamers personal to common Credits. Many of the outdated and occasion gadgets not at present out there will return. And elevated Credit drops ought to assist people get the neat-o issues they need.
The replace is due subsequent Tuesday, January 15th. Splash Damage additionally word that gamers who purchased the ‘Merc Pack’ DLC to unlock all characters will get refunds direct to their Steam Wallet by January 31st. After that, properly, who is aware of?
“Dedicated servers will be running in active regions until the end of 2019,” Splash Damage say. “Beyond that, no decision has been made so far.”
Disclosure: I’ve recognized some Splash Damage people however the ones concerned in notably embarrassing anecdotes have all left so that you get this plain ol’ disclosure discover. Sorry.