Does Tekken 8 have in-game microtransactions?

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot from the game Tekken 8

Tekken 8 is out for players to enjoy, and you may be wondering if the game features any amount of microtransactions to purchase. Here is everything you need to know.

2023 was a great year for fighting games with Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1 being hailed as the best entries in the installments. However, both titles suffer from an issue which is expensive in-game microtransactions.

Tekken 8 is finally out for players to enjoy. While the game has been a critical hit so far, new players might be wondering if there will be any form of microtransactions within the game.

Here is all you need to know regarding microtransactions in Tekken 8.

A screenshot from the game Tekken 8
Tekken 8 did not feature any microtransactions at launch

Is Tekken 8 going to feature in-game microtransactions?

While Tekken 8 does not currently have any form of in-game microtransactions, in-game purchases are coming. The developers have announced a Tekken Shop is coming to the game, and its ESRB rating has been updated to say the game has “In-Game Purchases.”

For now, the game does feature free costumes and customization for its entire roster, although you may need to complete certain challenges to claim them.

Beyond the Tekken Shop, you can buy the Deluxe or Ultimate editions for an exclusive Gold costume and the Year 1 character pass. However, these purchases are not in-game. Instead, they’re the various editions that you need to buy from the store.

It remains to be seen what the Tekken Shop will look like and, most importantly, how the microtransactions will be priced. Recently, there has been immense criticism surrounding microtransactions in Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1. Street Fighter 6’s costume 3 prices are abnormally high, and if you decide to buy it for every character in the game, it can go well over $100.

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Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at