Are there microtransactions in The Division 2?

Answering the question of whether or not there are microtransactions present in Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

As players prepare to dive into the gritty world of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, many have found themselves wondering if there are microtransactions present in the game. Not only is The Division 2 published by Ubisoft, but its predecessor boasted interesting options like the Premium Vendor.

While some enjoy the added option of microtransactions, the presence of such microtransactions can also be a dealbreaker for others. To help clear everything up, we’ve put together a quick guide answering the question of whether there are microtransactions in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

Are There Microtransactions in The Division 2?

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Microtransactions are present in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 in the form of Premium Credits, which can be exchanged for cosmetic items in the Apparel Store.
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To start, yes there are microtransactions in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. In our opinion, these microtransactions are similar to the ones found in the first game. This was also confirmed in a statement made to GamingBolt by Ubisoft’s Associate Creative Director, Chadi El-Zibaoui.

“For now, we’re keeping the same strategy as the first game,” El-Zibaoui explained. “It’s all about vanity. We really want The Division 2 to be a fair experience for everyone. Regarding loot boxes, I can’t comment about those at the moment.”

Indeed, microtransactions in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 appear to be relegated to cosmetics. If you want to unlock certain outfits from the Apparel Store for example, you’re able to exchange Premium Credits to purchase them. Premium Credits cost real money to acquire. Below, we’ve listed all Premium Credit price tiers.

  • 500 Premium Credits - $4.99
  • 1,050 Premium Credits - $9.99
  • 2,250 Premium Credits - $19.99
  • 4,100 Premium Credits - $34.99
  • 6,500 Premium Credits - $49.99

Once you’ve purchased a supply of Premium Credits, you’ll only be able to exchange them for cosmetic items including Apparel Caches, emotes, and weapon skins. As of the time of this writing, these cosmetic items don’t offer any boosts to gameplay experience. If you want to look like a badass, you can certainly grab some cool items with Premium Credits. However, there doesn’t appear to be a pay-to-win economy in The Division 2. At least for the time being.

Now that you know what microtransactions are available in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, be sure to read through some of our other features including how to increase your Stash storage capacity in The Division 2, whether or not you can replay Missions in the Division 2, and how to disable “agent needs backup” notifications in The Division 2.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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