It follows a monetisation scheme that fans believe rewards players who pay real money on top of the game's base price for loot boxes, with much of the game unlocked behind either real-money payments or a large time investment.
Jar Jar Binks can finally presumably breathe a sigh of relief as today he finally becomes not the most hated thing in the Star Wars universe, after EA has responded to the ongoing lootbox controversy in Star Wars Battlefront II, only to garner the most downvotes for any comment on Reddit ever.
It's unclear what, exactly, about EA's comment prompted the unprecedented negative reaction, but a since-deleted tweet from a member of Battlefront 2's community engagement team may have added fuel to the fire. This is an understandably controversial move, coming after Battlefront I made all heroes immediately playable and micro-transactions were offered in the game.
Star Wars Battlefront II is the long-awaited sequel to the 2015 re-boot Star Wars Battlefront.
It doesn't get much nicer if you scroll down the page. There's a wide range in there between "a sense of pride and accomplishment", a cakewalk, and the absurd amount of play now required, especially considering that some of the current locked characters (not to mention future additions) are exactly the ones you'd buy a Star Wars game to play. "I paid $80 to have Vader locked?". So, rather than have them potentially lose interest as other players do, publishers let them access them early - for a cost. Say for example that a Star Card reduced the cooldown of a hero's ability by 10%, upgrading that Star Card with Crafting Parts might increase it to, say, 20%.
If you're wondering how to earn enough Credits in order to purchase Loot Crates, then all you have to do is head into battle in any online Star Wars Battlefront 2 mode. "The current rates were based on open beta data, but you should expect us to constantly evolve these numbers as we hit launch and onwards". We will provide more details and updates as we can. In fact, nearly no one is taking the cheeky response to not "rebel" seriously.
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The dev team will be around Battlefront II for a long time.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 releases in a few days and a lot of players have criticised EA's decision to include microtransactions.
Fans are outraged at the newest "Star Wars" game, "Star Wars Battlefront 2".
The previous "Battlefront" game had no such system. The response to EA's defense of their game has smashed the down-voting record for Reddit.
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.