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EA Drops Prices for Star Wars Battlefront II Heroes by 75 After

first_imgStay on target EA Is Taking Another Crack at Single-Player Star Wars, Battlefront II6 Awesome Star Wars Video Games in Humble Bundle’s Huge May the 4th Sale Over the weekend, EA took to Reddit and attempted to justify the high price of heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. This didn’t go over well with gamers, who made the thread the most downvoted in Reddit history. After things reached a boiling point (more on that later), EA has taken measures to save face with fans.“Making games great comes from regular tuning. As one example, today we’re making a substantial change based on what we’ve seen during the Play First trial,” said EA on their official website. “There’s been a lot of discussion around a number of in-game credits (and time) it takes to unlock some of our heroes, especially Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning. We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it’s clear that more changes were needed.“So, we’re reducing the amount of credits needed to unlock the top heroes by 75%. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa for 10,000 credits; and Iden at 5,000 credits. Based on what we’ve seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players.“It’s a big change, and it’s one we can make quickly. It will be live today, with an update that is getting loaded into the game.”While it’s great EA decided to change how Battlefront II‘s microtransactions work, it’s a shame things got so toxic. These days, it’s not enough for people to respectfully express their grievances with corporate entities. Instead, some think it’s perfectly acceptable to harass or even threaten the lives of developers. I’m obviously not going to defend EA’s monetization methods, but I can’t defend the actions of my fellow gamers either. This is unacceptable behavior.With this debacle out of the way, perhaps we can talk about what Star Wars: Battlefront II has to offer.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more