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Fortnite puts an end to random loot boxes purchases

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Epic Games is getting rid of Fortnite‘s version of paid, randomized loot boxes with its next update. As of the upcoming Patch 7.30, “Save the World” mode’s usual daily randomized offering of a “V-Bucks Llama” will be replaced with a new “X-Ray Llama,” which has its contents visible before you buy it.

Players can either purchase those items for 50 V-Bucks (roughly $5, depending on bulk purchase) or wait for the Llama selection to refresh the next day. Similar item-filled llamas earned solely through gameplay will still hold random items. Fortnite‘s more popular Battle Royale mode does not use paid randomized loot boxes.

“We believe it’s important that the Llamas you buy have what you want, and that you can earn awesome items just for logging in and playing,” Epic said in a blog post announcing the move over the weekend.

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