Why a Star Wars game is making Reddit really mad

14 November, 2017, 01:57 | Author: Julian Harrison

According to DICE, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader can now be obtained for 15,000 credits (a 75 percent reduction), Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca and Leia for 10,000 credits, and Iden Versio at 5,000 credits.

"The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes", said EA. "We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it's clear that more changes were needed", he explained.

Players took issue with that sentiment, however, because Battlefront II does not rewar in-game currency based on your skill or accomplishments.

The build-up to Star Wars: Battlefront II was handled expertly by EA.

Some of the more powerful, and famous characters in the Star Wars universe are only obtainable through spending an insane amount of Credits, for example Luke and Darth Vader can only be purchased with 60,000 Credits. Some characters, like the iconic villain in black, cost 60,000 credits, which would take you about 40 hours of in-game multiplayer as some players estimated. In a blog post detailing what and why - spoiler: it was the hundreds of thousands of angry people on Reddit - they've announced a dramatic reduction in the cost of unlocking heroes in the game so that you can pick them in battle.

As news of the post spread, fans looked for a way to get a refund for the game, and the vibe in the community went from gungans dancing in the streets of Naboo at the end of Episode I to Darth Vader saying "no" at the end of Episode 3. "I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?" The statement mentions that the amount of credits needed to unlock top heroes is being reduced by 75% and that they will continue making changes to improve the game.

DICE also confirmed that they will be hosting a Reddit AMA on Wednesday to discuss key topics with players. EA is constantly changing and adding things to the game however, so you can be sure that we'll update our guides to reflect any changes that are made to Star Wars Battlefront 2.

For lots more on the current state of Battlefront II's loot box system and why we think it's problematic, check out the video above. EA says that's because it wants these characters to feel like "achievements".

Star Wars Battlefront II will be released for Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4 on November 17. We welcome the conversation. The team is fully committed to listening to our community, continually adjusting the game, and providing even more great Star Wars content over the upcoming months and years of live service updates.


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