Explained: What are Loot Boxes?

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Loot boxes are mystery bundles of virtual items related to a video game.

 

Loot boxes are mystery bundles of virtual items related to a video game. They can be won by a gamer as a reward or can be purchased with real money.  If your child likes to play video games, then chances are they have encountered a feature called “Loot Boxes”.

Our Explainer Guide looks at how they work, why they are popular, and the risks parents should watch out for.

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