The Belgian Gaming Commission has declared that ‘loot boxes’ in games (items with an element of chance that are acquired with either real money or virtual currency purchased with real money) are subject to Belgian gambling legislation. In light of the current regulatory activity in Belgium, Nexon America has decided to take proactive measures.
MapleStory is taking the following steps effective February 14, 2019. These changes will only affect players accessing the game from Belgium.
Players who access the game from Belgium will no longer be able to purchase the following items:
- All items with an element of chance including circulators, cubes, stamps, random coupons, boxes, Gachapon items, and scrolls.
- These items will no longer be visible to you within the Cash Shop. If you purchase(d) any of these items prior to February 14, 2019, they can still be used normally.
- Marvel Machine spins or Double Marvel.
- If you purchased spins prior to February 14, 2019 that have not been used, those spins will still be available for you to use on the Marvel Machine web page. You will also still be able to access the Coupon Vault to redeem codes for items you received from Marvel Machine prior to February 14, 2019.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our Belgian players.