Will Skull and Bones have microtransactions?

Noelle Corbett
Three pirates standing in front of ships in Skull and BonesUbisoft

Ubisoft’s long-awaited pirate adventure game, Skull and Bones has finally release. However, as with any Ubisoft release, fans are wondering if the game will feature any microtransactions. Here’s what you need to know.

Following numerous delays, Skull and Bones is finally out for for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Amazon Luna. The game promises a 17th-century epic pirate adventure in which players can sail the ocean for single and multiplayer adventures.

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This sounds promising enough, especially for Assassin’s Creed fans – after all, Skull and Bones was originally conceived as Black Flag DLC. However, modern gaming trends and publisher Ubisoft’s track record may have fans wondering if there will be microtransactions in this new release.

Here’s what you need to know about microtransactions in Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones Acacia WoodUbisoft

Does Skull and Bones have microtransactions?

Yes, Skull and Bones has microtransactions. These will be in the form of a premium currency for in-game purchases and a battle pass

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Given that Skull and Bones is a full-price game costing $59.99 on PC and $69.99 on consoles, this has understandably caused some controversy, with players expressing frustration that the game is being treated as a live-service title with a pretty steep barrier of entry.

Ubisoft has responded to the criticism, with CEO Yves Guillemot defending the pricing during an investors call by calling Skull and Bones a “quadruple-A game” and saying both that it’s “a fully-fledged game” and “will deliver in the long run.”

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Noelle is a Senior Games Writer for Dexerto who can usually be found playing an RPG. Her favorites include Persona, Pokemon, and DnD. When she isn't writing or gaming, Noelle is probably making silly noises at her dog. She can be reached at noelle.corbett@dexerto.com.