Survival games aside, MMO players in 2016 don’t like losing stuff they’ve earned. Gaijin Entertainment has learned that lesson and made some changes to the beta for Crossout, removing item durability and reworking their economy to account for new, indestructible, equipment.

As detailed in today’s dev diary, destructible parts were a “bold idea” that made some sense in a post-apocalyptic, stuff-is-breaking-all-the-time setting, but it probably still rubbed some players the wrong way. The newest beta update has changed things so that parts don’t degrade, which also requires Gaijin to adjust drop rates and remove “spares.” It’ll take some time and “several iterations” to get right and, of course, “is not in the final stage and may be changed in the future.”

Note that this refers simply to item durability in your inventory and does not affect the durability of items in combat. You can still blast parts off your opponents’ vehicles — and have them blasted off yours — in battles, which is half the fun of the game. OK, maybe 75% of the fun.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Jäeger on July 25, 2016

    It’s Gaijin …Were you guys expecting quality at any point?

  2. trionisshit on July 24, 2016

    SHit developer. poor criminals, prepare for pay to win game again!

  3. ga on July 23, 2016

    Gaijin = russian pay to win games

  4. Adrian on July 23, 2016

    Glad they changed it, but like Jafarson i am also just waiting for open beta before i’ll start playing again.

  5. Deathloche on July 23, 2016

    I completely forgot about this game. is it fun? shall I get it now or wait?

  6. Nathan Pryborowski on July 22, 2016

    ya it was stupid and made it awfully even more pay to win then it already was. The game is still pay to win in every aspect.

  7. HiMaster on July 22, 2016

    It is just a scam. You can never trust developers/publishers. All they care about is how to scam people for money

  8. Jafarson on July 22, 2016

    yep crossout has worst repair system, glad they changed. just waiting open beta to play, tired of wipes…