Introducing “Source Crystals”: Injustice 2’s in-game currency

By on March 17, 2017 at 9:00 am
Injustice 2 banner

One of the more prevalent new elements added in many multiplayer games (including fighting games such as Street Fighter V) is a form of in-game currency that allows players to purchase content. Now, it seems that NetherRealm Studios is hopping on this bandwagon for their upcoming Injustice 2, with the announcement of “Source Crystals.”

Source Crystals will be the in-game currency for Injustice 2, and can be purchased with real money through the PlayStation Network and Xbox One stores. To prevent a “pay to win” situation from developing in the game however, Source Crystals can only be used to purchase cosmetic items, such as Premiere costumes with no gameplay advantage, and special shaders for the characters. Gear itself cannot be purchased with Source Crystals. You can check out an example of this customization below:

Harley_Injustice_2_shaders

In addition to this, players can also opt spend Source Crystals to transform Gear. This means that players can transfer the visuals of one piece of gear onto another. This is so that players who may prefer the look of one piece of gear but the stats of another to copy the look of the former onto the latter. With this, players can have their preferred stats paired with their preferred visual elements.

Finally, once players have leveled up one character to level 20, they can also use Source Crystals to level up other characters to level 20 as well.

Of course, there are a few more nuances to Source Crystals. You can learn more about them via this FAQ from Warner Bros.

WB Injustice 2 Source Crystals F.A.Q.

What are Source Crystals and how do I earn them?

Source Crystals are in-game currency that can be purchased for real money through the PSN and Xbox One stores. They’re used to purchase visuals or time savers for the game only.

What can I get with Source Crystals?

You can purchase Premiere Skins for select characters, Shaders for character costumes, and the ability to take a character to level 20 after you’ve leveled up a character to 20 prior. You can also unlock Transform Gear with Source Crystals, allowing you to combine and forge Gear for your characters.

Do I have to pay for Source Crystals?

Yes, real money is used to purchase Source Crystals.

What do you mean when you say Source Crystals can save time?

After you’ve leveled a character up to the max level of 20, you can use Source Crystals to take another character of your choosing to level 20. This can only be done if you already have a character at level 20. Also, some Premiere Skins and Shaders are unlockable in the game via gameplay or if you want to save time, you can purchase them directly with Source Crystals.

Do Source Crystals give me an advantage in the game?

No, Source Crystals will not give you or other players an advantage in the game. They are used for cosmetic options and time-saving purposes only. To be clear, we value our community and want to confirm that you cannot “pay to win” in Injustice 2.

How much do Source Crystals cost?

Prices for Source Crystals will be communicated at a later date.

Source: WB Games

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