Just remember: They are optional.
Gamers have known for a while that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have microtransactions, and now thanks to the Metal Gear Network , we've got those prices.
As you can see, the prices for Mother Base Coins – which can also be earned when tackling the multiplayer portion of the game – range widely, from as low as a couple bucks to as high as $80. These Mother Base Coins are used in the Forward Operating Base (FOB) online mode, which is where you can go head-to-head with other players. This is not Metal Gear Online, the other mode slated to arrive in October.
The microtransactions are there to speed up the gameplay; you can reach higher levels that much faster. That is, of course, if you're willing to pay. Konami has made it clear that microtransactions don't affect the balance of the game, and they're not necessary for the FOB mode.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will launch on September 1 (yup, tomorrow) and the publisher says it's "guaranteed" to be Game of the Year . You'll probably end up agreeing, huh?
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain