dark        

Even Twitch is getting in on the loot box craze

0

Because nothing screams microtransactions like streaming

Loot boxes have been slowly invading different games, so why not also start invading streaming services? In a promotion for Halloween, Twitch is bringing out some special, limited emotes that can potentially be unlocked via a loot box. Nothing screams pseudo-gambling to me like live streaming.

For those unaware of how Twitch actually pays streamers, the company has their own form of currency called bits. People buy bits in different allotments and can then cheer at streamers as a sort of donation. It is a really roundabout way of paying someone, but I guess it works for enough people to not be an issue.

Now, viewers have the option of leveraging their bits for a chance to unlock zombie emotes. On any bit enabled channel, if a viewer cheers in excess of 250 bits in a single cheer (which is roughly $2.50), they'll receive a "Halloween Crate" that contains one of six special emotes. If you collect all six, then you'll unlock a seventh one, because feeding off of the addictive tendencies of people is just so sweet.

Oh, don't worry; bits are on sale for a limited time! You can nab 500 bits for a measly $3.50, so it might only take you $10.50 to get all those icons! It could also take $5,000, but that is neither here nor there.

Bring the zombie apocalypse to Twitch! [Twitch]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Peter Glagowski
Peter GlagowskiAssociate Editor   gamer profile

Plucked right from the DToid community (formerly KingSigy), Peter is an aspiring writer with a passion for gaming and fitness. If you can't find him in front of a game, you'll most likely find hi... more + disclosures


 


 



Filed under... #Developer stuff #live stream #Loot box #Microtransactions #streaming video #twitch #Twitch.tv #What the @#!*% was that?

READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!