An EA spokesperson has confirmed the the upcoming release of Battlefield V won't feature any randomised paid-for loot. In other words - no loot boxes. Which, is to be expected considering the debacle that was Star Wars Battlefront II. What's surprising though is that without a Premium Edition or Season Pass, EA and DICE are positioning Battlefield into a pay once and get it all franchise.
Which is awesome. That being said potential real-world money transactions might come after launch in the form of in-game currency that will most likely be used to purchase cosmetic items only. As per the headline gameplay progression will not be tied to cosmetics either. A setup that recently found its way into the redesign of Star Wars Battlefront II - and a system that makes sense in the long run. Especially when you factor in that all post-launch maps will be free for Battlefield V.