Does LEGO 2K Drive have microtransactions?

Mario Kart is the kart racing king, but a new challenger is here to try and steal the crown in the form of LEGO 2K Drive, an open-world racer based on the world-famous toy brick company. Games published by 2K Games are notorious for having in-game purchases, but does LEGO 2K Drive have microtransactions?

If you’re wondering if LEGO 2K Drive has microtransactions for in-game purchases, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Does LEGO 2K Drive have microtransactions?

LEGO 2K Drive is a full-priced game. Available for all current platforms, the Standard Edition retails for £49.99/$59.99, while the deluxe Awesome Edition and Awesome Rivals Edition will set you back £84.99/$99.99 and £99.99/$119.99 respectively.

LEGO 2K Drive Unkie’s Emporium game store
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Even though this is a full-priced game, LEGO 2K Drive has microtransactions allowing you to purchase in-game items.

Microtransactions are used in LEGO 2K Drive’s in-game store called Unkie’s Emporium, where you can buy optional items including new vehicles, minifgures and brick parts for vehicle customisation.

There are two types of items in the store. Some can be purchased using Brickbux, an in-game currency earned by winning races and completing side activities.

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Other items can be acquired with coins, but this in-game currency can only be purchased with real currency microtransactions. Coins can be purchased in packs of 500, 1,100, 2,300, 3,600 and 6,500, with prices ranging from £4.49 for 500 coins to £44.99 for 6,500 coins.

Microtransactions are common in 2K Games’ sports titles like WWE 2K and NBA 2K, but LEGO 2K Drive’s in-game purchases have attracted widespread criticism for a game primarily aimed at children.

Thankfully, there is a safeguard for parents worried about their children spending extortionate sums of money on LEGO 2K Drive microtransactions without permission.

To access the in-game store, every player must register a 2K account. If the player is underage, the account must be verified by an adult. Once verified, parents can block in-game purchases.

Beginner’s guide and review

Microtransactions were one of the main criticisms in our LEGO 2K Drive review. That aside, LEGO 2K Drive is one of the best kart racers in a long time that players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy.

The open world is a lot of fun to explore and destroy, and the advanced customisation where you can build your own cars from scratch is worth the price of admission alone. This could be the start of a promising new franchise for kart racing fans who need a break from Mario Kart.

We’ve also compiled a LEGO 2K Drive beginner’s guide with essential tips and tricks to help you become a LEGO Speed Champion.

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