Apple now mandates that games with loot boxes must disclose the odds of receiving items


#1

Apple now mandates that games with loot boxes must disclose the odds of receiving items to users.

3.1.1 In-App Purchase:

Apps offering “loot boxes” or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item to customers prior to purchase.

Source: App Store Review Guidelines


Apple requires loot boxes odds to be displayed
Please reopen the Apple thread
#2

Its smart of them, no more refunds


#3

Very interesting. I knew such laws wouldn’t come to pass in U.S. for a while because this is a minor issue in comparison to other more important issues, but Apple coming out in support transparency is a pretty surprising change. It’ll be interesting to see how Android reacts to this, as well as how do games show up for different platforms now.


#5

I wonder If IT means we will finally get the mythical real “percentage” for each pull


#7

If this game is out in China then the odds will already be known - as it is law there. CSGO had to publish their odds for cases earlier this year due to it.


#8

good news, wonder when it will be applied i could even switch to IOS if this transparency works out and android does not apply the same.


#9

no need to switch, surely you have a team member who will be able to post it if for you


#10

i am skeptical about odds being same for both platforms if they don’t have to disclose it for android.


#11

Now come on out and reveal what the actual odds of “2x chances” are. Would really love to know how abysmal that is :wink:


#12

Any idea when this is enforceable from? Basically, if it’s not stated in game then when can we start complaining to Apple about this?


#13

Yes. Pulls are not a “loot box” but a “mechanism that provide randomized virtual items”, as stated in Apple guidelines, so, yes 100%


#14

For once a kick in the nuts :peanuts: for scopely :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#18

Not entirely sure what an Apple mandate has to do with rape, Guess you have a tragic backstory.

Sorry for your pain.


#19

Maybe so.
But it was primarily a false equivalency.


#20

If this is true, flood support with it. Pin this thread to the top.


#21

0.1 x 2 i think


#22

I’m sure Scopely have some loopholes that protect them from ever disclosing odds.


#23

About time, hopefully Android follows suit next!


#24

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#25

I have an iPhone and Android so I will just do all my pulls on Apple, no biggie. Disclose the odds or as the gif said above, “sh*t will be real” lol.

Free Christmas Shiva’s for all Apple users!