In news that should make everyone (including us!) happy, EA finally, finally caved and is taking out all the Star Wars Battlefront II microtransactions that are making everyone very unhappy. How unhappy? Try having the most downvoted Reddit post in history, unhappy! Multiple sources have confirmed to MP1st that an announcement is coming very, very soon. Once the official announcement is out we”ll be sure to update the post.
Earlier today, we reported that EA achieved the dubious honor of having the most downvoted post in Reddit history with the explanation of Star Wars Battlefront II’s “Hero grind.” While EA has released a statement that a “progression iteration” is being worked on at launch, that hasn’t stopped the flood of internet hate to pour in. There’s a good way to rant, and a bad way. A good way to protest is to boycott a game, tell the studio or publisher what they’re doing wrong and so on. The bad way?
Following news that it’d take 40 real-life hours to unlock Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront II that understandably made quite a few people upset, EA has now released an update on how Heroes can be earned in the game. In an official post on the game’s website, Executive Producer at DICE, John Wasilczyk gave an update on how much Heroes will cost in the game. Note that by “cost,” I mean in-game currency (Credits) and not real-world money.
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