Star Wars Battlefront II Progression System Changes Detailed by EA

Star Wars Battlefront II 40 Hour Hero Unlock Controversy

DICE seems to be taking what fans want under big consideration and that's why the game will undergo several changes until it reaches the players' expectations. Characters such as Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca and Leia Organa require 40,000 credits, while the game's protagonist Iden Versio requires 20,000. That they meant for the hero unlocking to be "a great accomplishment in the game" for players. "We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it's clear that more changes are needed".

While EA made some changes to the gameplay, it appears that gamers still aren't happy.

In response to this, EA released a statement on Reddit-and it didn't go well, reportedly becoming the most-downvoted comment in the history of Reddit with more than 433,000 downvotes.

Battlefront 2, a game that costs up to $80 to buy, doesn't come with every hero unlocked. Specifically, a controversial change to the game made it more hard to get Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 formally launches on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Friday; the preview is now only running on PC and Xbox One. As such, not only are such loot boxes an off-putting method of getting us to spend more cash on games, but in cases such as Battlefront 2 they represent a terminal flaw from a game design standpoint, too. And we continue to make adjustments based on your feedback as the game launches worldwide this week.

It's good news that they're already planning to adjust the rates as they go, but there's no guarantee they'll be much more reasonable than the roughly 40 hours of play now required to attain a single hero-all while not making any other in-game purchases to slow down the process.

"Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay", EA wrote. 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. In response to criticism about EA's decision to lock new characters behind a series of paid expansions in Battlefront, EA announced the characters in Battlefront 2 would all be free. We welcome the conversation. If he has seven death threats, imagine how many threats and harassing emails a more public face of the company, like former IGN Editor and current Battlefield II writer Mitch Dyer, must have sitting in their inbox.

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