Pre-order bonuses

Modern games are jam-packed with microtransactions, DLC, and other add-ons as part of an aggressive live servicing trend. Yet game companies insist on pushing out pre-order bonuses as well. These have been around for a while, and although they’ve evolved from physical merch to full-on digital content, they can still be egregious if handled incorrectly. Cheap materials and useless cosmetics aren’t worth the extra money.