Better hold onto those beans.
By Tim Colwill on September 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Hammerpoint are taking realism to a slightly higher level in their upcoming zombie-themed MMO, The War Z, by revealing that everything in your character’s backpack will be lost permanently if you die. Even if you’re playing on Normal mode, and even if you paid real-world money for it in a microtransaction.
“You’ll lose what you have in your backpack when you die – both in Normal and Hardcore modes. And yes, if you bought something using real money, you’ll lose that item as well,” said Hammerpoint’s Alex Josef. “This is a price you’ll have to pay.”
“We’ve discussed that a lot and at the end decided that this will provide a pretty good incentive for players to either be extra cautious while playing, or just not spend too much money in the game and, instead, try to procure all items by finding them in the game world,” he added.
The War Z was announced back in July.