EA slashes Battlefront 2 unlock hero costs after backlash

EA Now Have The Most Downvoted Reddit Post Of All Time Shannon Grixti

Emperor Palpatine, Leia Organa and Chewbacca are 10,000 credits to unlock, and Iden Versio, the all-new hero of Battlefront 2's single-player campaign, is 5,000 credits. Those loot boxes, combined with a new unlock system for heroes in which characters are acquired with in-game credits, has attracted no small amount of controversy in the run-up to release.

He went on to say that DICE is aware of the feedback on Reddit, and promised that the studio will continue to make changes to credit levels for unlocking heroes.

In what's either the bravest or most ill-advised move we've ever seen, DICE also announced that some of the key leads on Battlefront 2 will host a Reddit AMA on Wednesday. EA tried to respond to that thread on the Star Wars Battlefront subforum on Reddit, but in a collective outcry, fans turned EA's statement into the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit.

We'll be paying close attention to DICE and EA this week and spending some significant time with the game in live servers in order to bring you an accurate and fair Star Wars Battlefront II review later this week. That means if a crate shipment turns up a duplicate of a card already owned, players will get a credit value based on its rank (starting at 200 credits). But not only is this loot box system now one of the more pernicious examples of microtransactions in a triple-A game, it also sullies elements of the game it's shoved into, making it both an ill-advised decision from a game design perspective along with it arguably being both anti-consumer and predatory.

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We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets. Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning.

The general consensus amongst the community is that the loot box and progression systems are bad, while gameplay and presentation are solid.

Star Wars Battlefront II for consoles and PCs, coming November 17, promises more guns, spaceships and areas to explore, plus more playable characters from the Star Wars universe. For those of you that don't want to have anything to do with Origin, trials, or EA at this moment, you still may want to have a look at the videos we recorded below. For example, if you're the one to retrieve an item from the enemy base in Strike, you'll bag yourself a nice amount of Battle Points. "And we are engaged in that conversation, engaging with our players on a daily basis as we think about that".

There is a dark cloud surrounding the forward-facing community aspects of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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