Your voice has been heard! EA has announced it’s reducing the cost of unlocking some of the more popular Star Wars Battlefront 2 heroes by a whooping 75 percent.
This announcement came, no doubt, after a massive gamer backlash at the high costs of unlocking heroes like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Probably because the company’s previous response quickly become the most downvoted Reddit post of all time, with 450,000 downvotes in just one day.
“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,” executive producer John Wasilczyk wrote in a statement.
“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. 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.”
And changes are indeed being made. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits instead of 60,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa can be nlocked for 10,000 credits; and Iden Versio, the star of the single-player campaign, is priced at 5,000 credits.
It seems like Ea is planning to go even further, as Wasilczyk hinted at more changes to come.
“We’ve also been listening to how much you’re loving features in the game (Starfighter Assault, 40 player MP battles, Darth Maul lightsaber throws, etc.) as well as what you haven’t liked,” he continued. “We’re making the changes to the credit levels for unlocking heroes and we’re going to keep making changes to improve the game experience over time. We welcome the conversation.”
In order to get even more feedback from players, DICE is holding a Reddit AMA tomorrow, November 15. Some of the key leads from the dev team will be available to answer all your questions and concerns, and hear what you have to say.
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