EA Cuts Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hero Unlock Costs Following Backlash

Time Isn't the Only Issue With Star Wars Battlefront 2's Grind

In Battlefront II, EA has made heroes unlockable parts of the game, which is not inherently bad. Yep, that's likely a separate 40 hours you'll have to commit to earning in-game credits. Now, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will cost 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa will run 10,000 credits; and Iden will be 5,000 credits. "As one example, today we're making a substantial change based on what we've seen during the Play First trial", executive producer John Wasilczyk wrote. More information on that AMA will be coming down the pipeline shortly, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know if this change is enough to get you to reconsider your stance on Battlefront 2. Specifically, a controversial change to the game made it more hard to get Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. While this sounds like a drastic reduction, and functionally it is, the time required to unlock heroes is still too high. With fans revolting, EA has responded, saying it will make it 75% easier to unlock the game's top heroes.

The original story is below.

There are many discussions undergoing about EA and Star Wars Battlefront 2 at the moment, majority focusing on the loot system that the game implements. Now, the company's contrived excuse for Battlefront II's gameplay mechanics has become the most downvoted comment in Reddit's history.

EA's response and subsequent backlash came after a Battlefront 2 player figured out it would take 40 hours to gain the 60,000 credits needed to unlock a hero or villain in another Reddit post.


It adds that EA determined the in-game credit cost of heroes based on data from the open beta and more.

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. It gets the heart of what makes the Battlefront series fun in the first place - this is your chance to role-play Star Wars!

EA earned $4.6 billion in 2016, making it the sixth most profitable company in the game industry, with Tencent, Sony, Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, and Apple outperforming it, reported AListDaily. While I found myself having a splendid time trying out the game's early campaign missions, the adverse microtransaction-heavy nature of the game's multiplayer has been a point of contention for many (with good reason). One EA developer, whose tweets are now protected, said that they had received multiple death threats over the way microtransactions work in Battlefront II. We welcome the conversation.

Of course, this won't be the last that we hear of Battlefront 2's loot boxes.

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