Apple wants you to know the odds behind loot boxes

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Apple has updated their App Store rules to require the publication of loot box odds in games. Apparently taking a page from China’s regulations for gaming, the App Store guidelines now includes the following:

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.

Publishing loot box odds is a good idea regardless of your stance on whether or not the revenue model is gambling or harmful to children. May the odds be ever in your favor!