Minecraft Marketplace Now Has Distraction Microtransactions

Minecraft is one of the best sandbox games because it allows players to express themselves in whatever way they desire. You may play how you want, look how you want, and even change anything to be whatever you want owing to the abundance of Minecraft mods. As long as you’ve purchased the game, you’ll get a lot of it for free. When it comes to the Minecraft marketplace, where money is exchanged, things get a little murkier.

The Minecraft marketplace has been around for a while, but because it’s only on the Bedrock edition and console versions of the game, it’s not something that a lot of Java players might be familiar with. That’s all different now that the two versions are in one place though. With more people exposed to the Minecraft marketplace, it’s not surprising that there are some teething troubles.

A Redditor called Boredbud04 uploaded a small video clip showing off some of the ‘Back Items’ from the marketplace. These are cosmetics that take up a generally unused slot that can add a little bit of flair to characters. Unlike many skins, though, they’re also a little more ostentatious because they change the shape of your character. While some are just wings, it’s hard not to notice how large they are when they start obstructing the market screen itself.

The biggest offender, in every sense, is Inner Ghosts, the pink one that Boredbud04 highlights second. This bit of back bling, if you’ll forgive the Fortnite terminology, would take up the entire screen if it was in the centre. This seems like a huge issue if you’re going into multiplayer games because you could easily troll people by just standing in front of them. All of this costs money, which isn’t inherently an issue as someone has gone through the effort of making it, but it feels a little uncomfortable.

If you’d rather look at something awesome that’s free, check out this absolutely stunning Minecraft Lord of the Rings tribute one player made.

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