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EA Takes to Reddit to Defend 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Hero Unlocks

13 November, 2017, 20:35 | Author: Nadine Todd
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According to AllGamesDelta, every review copy of Star Wars: Battlefront II was altered by Electronic Arts (EA) to feature heavily reduced prices for all heroes.

That's on top of new chapters in the story mode, as you join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order's rise to power.

'Heroes earned through Credits: The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.

This is all way bigger than one person who worked on a game, or even one game, and it will be interesting to see what adjustments EA makes in response-if any-as the entire industry continues to figure out the best approach to taking all of our money.

A Reddit user started the thread to show outrage that Darth Vader is locked and can only be unlocked by sinking many many hours into the game. During my time with the game, few things were more deflating than going on a hot streak and earning enough points to play as Luke Skywalker, only to realize he's not part of my collection yet. Changes to the way hero characters are unlocked have gamers pretty upset, though.

Heroes in Battlefront 2 can be unlocked with credits, with 250-350 earned in the average multiplayer match depending on your performance.

For the unfamiliar, Star Wars Battlefront II (and its predecessor) is an online shooter set in the Star Wars universe.

It's a shame that this progression fiasco is dominating the Battlefront 2 conversation right now, because there's a ton to love about the actual game.

After this, we then went into the Collection tab of the main Star Wars Battlefront 2 home page, and then across to Boba Fett's section, where we could equip this specific Star Card for the villain.

In "Battlefront 2", you buy the game for $60 and are offered the option of buying "loot crates".

Essentially, "When and how is it okay to handle charging players money in games?"

"People being able to'bypass the 'accomplishment and sense of pride from unlocking" while you are forced to play as much as a full time job to unlock a single character in the same amount of time it takes some people to get paychecks is ridiculous", said Scrambles84. This is an understandably controversial move, coming after Battlefront I made all heroes immediately playable and micro-transactions were offered in the game. The post from the Battlefront II developers has been met with, if possible, even more hate and disdain than the progression problem itself. The statement from EA has had a large impact and has earned the post over tens of thousands of downvotes, which is a record on Reddit.

In response to the community team's declaration that they want players to feel "pride and accomplishment", one user said: "Wow that is a awful response".

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