NBA 2K’s ‘Loot Boxes’ Have Been Adjusted to Comply with Belgian Gambling Laws

2K Games has announced changes to NBA 2K’s in-game purchases system in Belgium to comply with Belgian gambling laws that were adjusted in response to 2017’s loot box fiasco. The changes will be to the NBA 2K series’ MyTeam feature.

“Specifically, we will be turning off the ability to purchase packs with premium (non-earned) currency/

,” reads a 2K statement. “Gamers are still able to acquire packs with MyTeam points.”

MyTeam is an NBA 2K mode in which players attempt to build the best custom team possible. One way to acquire players to build out your team is through purchasing packs of randomized cards. That loot box-type mechanic, however, would be in violation of Belgian gambling laws, which is why 2K has dropped it in Belgium.

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