It is seemingly appearing that Bethesda might be adding pay-to-win Lunch Box microtransactions into Fallout 76.
Frequent Redditor myth-buster despotak has noted that Fallout 76’s changelog details the potential addition of Lunch Boxes as part of a special holiday event. Lunch Boxes originated in Fallout Shelter; and are gained through in-game progress, they could also be purchased for real world cash and contained valuable crafting items and outfits.
At the moment, it’s unclear what Fallout 76‘s Lunch Boxes will do, what they will offer, and if they will stick around after the event is finished.
A Bethesda Community Manager has already jumped on the Reddit thread and stated that the feedback against the inclusion of pay-to-win mechanics will get “passed along to the proper folks.”