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How much do shards cost in Anthem?

Must stop referring to Anthem’s microtransaction currency as “sharts”. Must stop referring to Anthem’s microtransaction currency as “sharts”. Must stop…

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Must stop referring to Anthem’s microtransaction currency as “sharts”. Must stop referring to Anthem’s microtransaction currency as “sharts”. Must stop…

Anthem has microtransactions. There, we said it. It’s not a popular decision, and everybody loves to hate EA, but given that video game prices haven’t risen in 20 years – and that a £50 game in 1998 (that should now cost closer to £90 with inflation) still costs fifty quid – it’s no surprise that publishers are trying to wring extra revenue from each release.

You can, of course, purchase Anthem’s in-game currency, called “sharts” “shards”, with real-world money.

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Your sharts shards can then be used to purchase all manner of things in Anthem, from cosmetics and upgrades for your Javelins to crafting materials to, erm, make cosmetics and upgrades for your Javelins.

But how much do sharts shards cost in Anthem? We’ve got you covered, kids.

  • 500 shards – £3.99 GBP / $4.49 US / $4.99 CAD
  • 1050 shards – £7.99 GBP / $8.99 US / $9.99 CAD
  • 2200 shards – £15.99 GBP / $17.99 US / $19.99 CAD
  • 4600 shards – £31.99 GBP / $35.99 US / $39.99 CAD

Beware some sites that are reporting the Canadian dollar price as the US dollar price, as they’re a little different. [It’s not unheard of for Americans to be unaware of countries outside of their own borders, but Canada is just so close! – Geography Ed.]

There is another currency in Anthem called “coin”. That’s the in-universe currency used by the fictional inhabitants of Fort Tarsis. You earn and accumulate coin in-game while playing Anthem, but you can’t buy it with real-world money.

As far as we know, there’s nothing in Anthem you can buy with sharts shards that you can’t also buy with coin, but in order to incentivise microtransactions, you’ll likely find your sharts shards will go farther than coin when making purchases.

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