As you walk through the wasteland in the Fallout 76, be on the lookout for Atoms. Yes, with a capital letter, that’s the game’s microtransaction currency. (We’re aware that technically everything has atoms.) The shop allowing you to spend them in the game is now available, but it is also non-functional; you’ll be using the shop right now just to preview what’s there, even though you can actually pick up some Atoms from in-game achievements.
So what’s for sale? At the moment, it looks like it’s all cosmetic options, although some of the emotes look like they could have some important gameplay functions (like “Dying of Thirst” to indicate when you are, well, dying of thirst). You can check out the story but not spend money right now if you so desire, assuming you’re already in the beta; the finer details of how the shop will work out once the game is live remain to be seen.