I was kind of glad to hear about the changes to MTX and removal of loot boxes in Gears 5 but there was always a lingering concern in the back of my mind about how pricing would work for “direct purchase” content.
The #1 issue I was worried about was that the better looking content would be locked behind a paywall and the very generic ho-hum stuff would be free in our Battle Pass.
the #2 issue was that the paid content would be exorbitantly overpriced
both of these seem to be true. lets start with these two images which show the crazy price of a set of weapons skins and the second which shows how they put the price just out of reach for the $20 option. kind of a slimy practice I would expect from EA or Activision.
now lets look at the rewards for 1st Re-Up and 2nd Re-up. what a letdown. (found via reddit)