Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Loot boxes

In its most basic form, a loot box is a container that can be opened to receive a randomized selection of items. Boxes may be earned during normal gameplay or purchased from an in-game shop, but typically players are required to spend real-world money to open the box and get the items inside. Though many games limit the contents of these boxes to cosmetic effects such as outfits and emotes, others include items that have an impact on gameplay.

Loot boxes became more common in the mid-2010s as a way to add new content and generate revenue for freemium games, but they have also faced criticism for perceived ethical and legal issues. Common criticisms include the possibility that the boxes encourage gambling, as well as concerns about games becoming pay-to-win or developers locking major content behind paywalls. Several countries have thus banned the sale of loot boxes or introduced strict regulations for them.

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box cover thumbnail Battlefield 1 2016 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
7.8
box cover thumbnail Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Call of Duty: WWII 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Action
7.0
box cover thumbnail Command & Conquer: Rivals 2018 Android, iPhone (+1 more) Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Counter-Strike 2 2023 Linux, Windows Action
7.3
box cover thumbnail Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012 Windows, Linux (+4 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Destiny 2 2017 PlayStation 4, Windows (+1 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Diablo: Immortal 2022 Windows, iPhone (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
6.2
box cover thumbnail Dota 2 2013 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.8
box cover thumbnail eFootball PES 2020 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Sports
7.7
box cover thumbnail eFootball PES 2020: Lite 2019 PlayStation 4 Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail eFootball 2022 2021 Windows, Windows Apps (+4 more) Sports
4.6
box cover thumbnail F1 Delta Time 2019 Browser Simulation, Racing / Driving, Gambling
n/a
box cover thumbnail FIFA 18 2017 Nintendo Switch Sports
7.1
box cover thumbnail FIFA 18 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Sports
7.8
box cover thumbnail FIFA 19 2018 Nintendo Switch Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail FIFA 19 2018 PlayStation 4, Windows (+1 more) Sports
7.6
box cover thumbnail FIFA 20 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
7.5
box cover thumbnail FIFA 21 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Simulation, Sports
7.1
box cover thumbnail FIFA 22 2021 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Simulation, Sports
7.1
box cover thumbnail FIFA 23 2022 Windows, PlayStation 5 (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
7.6
box cover thumbnail Fortnite 2017 Windows, Macintosh (+8 more) Action
6.0
box cover thumbnail Fortnite (Standard Founder's Pack) 2017 Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Action, Role-playing (RPG)
5.4
box cover thumbnail Forza Motorsport 7 2017 Windows Apps, Xbox One (+1 more) Racing / Driving
8.3
box cover thumbnail Gears of War 4 2016 Windows Apps, Xbox One (+1 more) Action
8.2
box cover thumbnail Halo 5: Guardians 2015 Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Halo Wars 2 2017 Windows Apps, Xbox One (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.6
box cover thumbnail Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft 2014 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
7.6
box cover thumbnail Heroes of the Storm 2015 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
8.0
box cover thumbnail Hot Wheels: Unleashed 2021 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Racing / Driving
7.1
box cover thumbnail League of Legends 2009 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
7.3
box cover thumbnail Madden NFL 18 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One Sports
7.7
box cover thumbnail Madden NFL 19 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Sports
7.8
box cover thumbnail Madden NFL 20 2019 PlayStation 4, Xbox One (+2 more) Sports
6.9
box cover thumbnail Madden NFL 21 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Sports
6.6
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7.9
box cover thumbnail MapleStory 2 2018 Windows Action, Simulation, Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Mass Effect 3 2012 Windows, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.4
box cover thumbnail Middle-earth: Shadow of War 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail NBA 2K18 2017 Windows, Xbox 360 (+4 more) Sports
7.6
box cover thumbnail NBA 2K19 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Sports
7.3
box cover thumbnail NBA 2K20 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Sports
7.7
box cover thumbnail NBA 2K21 2020 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Sports
7.1
box cover thumbnail NBA 2K21 2020 Xbox Series, PlayStation 5 Sports
7.3
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n/a
box cover thumbnail Overwatch 2016 Windows Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Paragon 2016 Windows, PlayStation 4 Action
n/a

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