Fans revolt against EA's Star Wars in-game payment system

It will take Star Wars Battlefront 2 players 40 hours to unlock Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) was very disappointing to gamers, and when EA announced Star Wars Battlefront 2 fans were very excited, and EA hyped the game.

They're mad because classic "Star Wars" characters like Luke Skywalker aren't unlocked as playable characters.

This is all way bigger than one person who worked on a game, or even one game, and it will be interesting to see what adjustments EA makes in response-if any-as the entire industry continues to figure out the best approach to taking all of our money. In Battlefront II, EA has made heroes unlockable parts of the game, which is not inherently bad.

EA Access subscribers on Xbox One and PC can play ten hours of the game ahead of launch. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero's journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.

One Reddit user summarized the situation concisely: "Many believe that this ridiculous grind is a way to encourage microtransaction purchases". You can swipe your credit card for crates and just save up every single credit to unlock heroes.

It's good news that they're already planning to adjust the rates as they go, but there's no guarantee they'll be much more reasonable than the roughly 40 hours of play now required to attain a single hero-all while not making any other in-game purchases to slow down the process.

While as fictional as it could be, the trailer certainly does well in conveying the Star Wars atmosphere. Play as your favorite characters!

It's a shame that this progression fiasco is dominating the Battlefront 2 conversation right now, because there's a ton to love about the actual game. You bought the game for $60, and perhaps you bought the downloadable content that came out later, and that was it.

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Basically speaking, you could be in line to earn practically anything in a Loot Crate, hence the name.

As per Kotaku, since the average multiplayer match provides players with up to 250 to 350 credits and this would require 10 to 15 minutes of play, it would take a lot of time until one could unlock all characters.

It doesn't get much nicer if you scroll down the page.

Due to the marketing deal between Sony Interactive Entertainment and Activision for the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, the two publishers also collaborate on creating the live action trailer, and they did a great job for Star Wars Battlefront II.

Essentially, "When and how is it okay to handle charging players money in games?"

"I get 3, maybe 4 hours per week free to spend on video games", said user SadStarWarsFan.

"You can not ever attain a sense of pride and accomplishment from that, because most sane people will give up long before this", they added. The comment has attracted over 300,000 downvotes (and counting), becoming Reddit's most downvoted comment by a landslide.

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