China passes law forcing publishers to announce item probabilities

China passes law forcing publishers to announce item probabilities

Esports Games have boomeranged into high growth rates based mainly on the lootboxes and treasure boxes. These boxes provide a random rate of items. Most of the players have a complaint that the rate of drops from the boxes is very low. As such China has signed into law regulations which require game publishers to publicly announce the rate of drops from their lootboxes. This provides a very transparent communication between the players and the publishers.

You can read the rules amendment here.

2.6 …Online game publishers shall promptly publicly announce information about the name, property, content, quantity, and draw/forge probability of all virtual items and services that can be drawn/forge on the official website or a dedicated draw probability webpage of the game. The information on draw probability shall be true and effective.

2.7 Online game publishers shall publicly announce the random draw results by customers on notable places of official website or in game, and keep record for government inquiry. The record must be kept for more than 90 days. When publishing the random draw results, some measures should be taken place to protect user privacy.