EA Issues an Unpopular Response to Battlefront 2 Unlock Queries

Angelo Anderson
November 13, 2017

Responding to the qualms of players, EA has released an official statement explaining that their team is still adjusting Battlefront II's progression mechanics in order to give "players a sense of accomplishment" as they continue to play the action shooter video game. One Reddit user crunched the numbers in a spreadsheet, with an estimated 40 hours to unlock just one 60k hero.

"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". The Tweet was subsequently deleted and a follow-up was posted by Mat to clarify. He could be right because you can earn a lot of credits through finishing challenges and if you're really good at Battlefront 2 you will probably earn more than 275 credits per match.

So much so, in fact, that a response from EA on Reddit defending its design has become the most downvoted post on Reddit ever, now sitting at a whopping 153k downvotes - PCGamesN reckons the previous record holder had only 24.2k downvotes.

The uglier side of the videogaming communities has also surfaced with an EA developer receiving death threats.

"The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes", said the EACommunityTeam account in response. 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. He provided some clarity about matchmaking before addressing credit earning rates and the hero unlocks.

"Heroes that are locked at launch will only be unlocked with credits, not crystals". The players are expected to spend 60,000 Credits (in-game currency) to unlock a single character.

In another post, EA stated that it chose the cost (for unlocking Heroes) based on the data it received from the Open Beta phase. We don't have enough info on these crates to know how many Credits or Crafting Parts are inside of them at the moment.

We'll see how DICE tweaks the numbers heading into the game's full launch tomorrow.

EA Access subscribers on Xbox One and PC can play ten hours of the game ahead of launch. There's a total of forty trophies in Battlefront 2, including seventeen secret ones.

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