When the announcement of Battlefront II was made in mid-June, EA promised to get things right this time around and it appears that this inst the case. It has also left the company with a new honor and that is having the most down voted comment in Reddit history. After what I would call successful beta, in which players provided a bunch of feedback, there were many questions about these loot boxes.
In that, you need to unlock these loot boxes and locate them which might be a harder task to unlock characters. And these aren’t all rare characters, but many of them are fan favorites of Star Wars fans. And to be blunt, Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate in the world. The characters that cause this controversy were Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. And it would take around 40 hours for these to be unlocked, EA’s full comment was:
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.
As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
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.
Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.
While I can understand wanting to create a unique experience for fans, this overstepping the line and it has garnered over 6,000 downvotes on Reddit. One can hope that EA will continue to actually listen to this feedback and ultimately change the system for loot boxes and rewarding fans in the game. We will be sure to update with a further response from EA.