Titanfall is getting in-game currency but Respawn Entertainment swears black and blue the shooter won’t end up with microtransactions.
Titanfall is getting a Black Market where players can purchase Titan Insignia and Burn Card Packs.
Players shop for these items using credits, a new in-game currency earned by completing or winning matches, their first victory of the day, meeting daily challenges, selling burn cards and earning XP past level 50.
In a post on the Titanfall blog, designer David Shaver emphasised that credits earned in-game will be the only way players can purchase Black Market goods.
“With the introduction of an in-game currency, some may worry that the next step is that we will let players spend real-world money to get an edge in the game,” he wrote.
“We have stated several times that Titanfall will not have micro-transactions. Fear not, for we plan to keep that promise – NO MICROTRANSACTIONS! The only way to get Credits is by playing the game.”
The Black Market is available at level 11 and once you’ve opened the Burn Card menu, and is available after you regenerate. Details on Burn Cards and Titan Insignia follow; Respawn said it’s also considering adding other items to the Black Market but can’t give details yet.
The Black Market introduces a set of Titan Insignias that are themed as the official insignias of elite units on both the IMC and Militia. Once you unlock them in the Black Market, they will be available with the rest of your Titan Insignias in the Titan Custom Loadout screens.
Burn Card Packs contain a random Burn Cards each focused on a specific theme. They let you choose the type of Burn Cards you like to use. Need an XP boost? Buy the Time Boost Pack. Just need a few cards for the next match? Grab a Standard Pack which can contain any card in the game.
The primary goal of Burn Card packs is to give you more choice in the kinds of Burn Cards you get and to fit different play styles. The Cards you get are random, but you get a set of Cards you know you will enjoy using. Do you like using Ordnance more than Tactical Abilities? Sell the Ability Cards for Credits and buy an Ordnance Pack.