Facing Historic Reddit Backlash, EA Cuts Cost of Star Wars Hero Unlocks

EA's excuse for paywalls in Battlefront II is Reddit's most hated comment

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

I've seen some debate over how much the insertion of microtransactions should be factored into reviews, or how much they should impact upon a final score, but I feel that Star Wars Battlefront 2 answers that question. We'll also be accounting for the future free content, as buying into the game gives access to all content that DICE is developing for future content seasons and events. 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).

Yesterday, someone representing EA's community management team responded to the Reddit thread by thanking the community for the feedback and explaining that "the intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes". However, according to Wasilczykt, "it's clear that more changes are needed".

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You've won. Star Wars: Battlefront II developer DICE has revealed it will reduce the time it takes to unlock hero characters by 75 percent. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Emperor Palpatine, and Iden Versio found themselves behind a paywall that would have cost players tens of thousands of credits per hero.

What do you make of all this change?

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. "We know some of our most passionate fans, including those in our subreddit, have voiced their opinions, and we hear you".

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"There's been a lot of discussion around the amount of in-game credits (and time) it takes to unlock some of our heroes, especially Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader", a new post reads. "And we are engaged in that conversation, engaging with our players on a daily basis as we think about that".

Additionally, to keep a dialogue going, DICE members will be participating in a Reddit AMA this Wednesday where players can talk to them regarding the game.

Players took issue with that sentiment, however, because Battlefront II does not rewar in-game currency based on your skill or accomplishments. Despite being the main draw to a Star Wars game, EA has opted to lock these characters behind walls - either of progression or pay.

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