Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - Powerful Microtransactions

laxielaxie UK - Leamington SpaMember RarePosts: 896
edited October 9 in General Gaming


The upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have loot boxes, including gameplay enhancing perks. These come in a variety of rarities, ranging from Tier 1 to Tier 4. The lower tiers include things like new skills, 10% cooldown reduction, and 5% damage boost across the board. Tier 4 gives you perks like invulnerability when using ultimate skills, 50% increased weapon recharge, 30% damage boost or 50% increased HP.

Your character levels are not based on time spent playing, but on the total number of cards you own. This, in theory, allows you to spend an unlimited amount of money on loot boxes on Day 1, getting a huge advantage over those who do not spend anything.

How do people feel about this? To me, this is the worst gaming news in a long while. I am a passionate Star Wars fan and was excited about Battlefront 2 (which seems to be a great game, by others' accounts), but this implementation of loot boxes is the worst one I can think of.
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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYMember RarePosts: 2,242
    Angryjoe did a video on it too



    No matter if you like AJ or TB or whatever youtuber, at least they are spreading information to hopefully one day make a difference in gaming and these BS pay to win microtransactions. I'm sure EA lost quite a few sales from their videos, and while most people probably still buy it...one day these companies will go too far and even the whales of gaming will have had enough.
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  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Member UncommonPosts: 1,327
    A once proud franchise of the battlefield series has finally hit rock bottom.....Dice has finally turned their once great games into nothing but CoD wannabe garbage.


  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 2,676
    edited October 10
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    Sry about my comment, I was trying to goad someone else and shouldn't have.

    I don't know what I find worse micro transactions in a single player game or micro transactions that are beyond cosmetic ones in a pvp centric game. Probably the latter.
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  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILMember UncommonPosts: 1,553
    MT's are probably going to be the reason I will not play Battlefront 2. I think that MT's have ruined gaming in so many ways. What use to be fun to try to unlock and earn in game is not just turned into a money pit to throw or waste your money on.

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgMember EpicPosts: 6,552
    I predict that EA are going to make an absolute fortune out of this, lol

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  • IncomparableIncomparable KuwaitMember UncommonPosts: 1,043
    edited October 10
    well, they have to make money somehow, and it seems this model is more attractive than exclusively b2p (with dlcs or expansions), or p2p for the regular consumer that doesnt want to pay for DLC's or expansions.

    the payment that is the f2p model that is not really f2p, and more like p2w.
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  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 2,676
    edited October 10
    well, they have to make money somehow, and it seems this model is more attractive than exclusively b2p (with dlcs or expansions), or p2p for the regular consumer that doesnt want to pay for DLC's or expansions.

    Ok I dont get it then, games like this one and Shadow of War with $60 price tags cant/dont make money w/o cash shop but games like the new Wolfenstein 2 game releasing in 2 weeks and also costs $60 doesn't need cash shop to make money?

    edit: well I guess SW BF 2 has servers to maintain.
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  • d_20d_20 SeoulMember RarePosts: 1,625
    edited October 10
    Is anyone surprised by this?

    And they will make money because Star Wars + Whales = $$

    Whales operate by their own logic, so don't try to figure it out. Just don't buy the game if you don't like it. This is not the game you're looking for.
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  • TillerTiller Member RarePosts: 6,230
    edited October 11
    The first new BF game was crap, people only play Walker Assault, so you can't even try all the modes you paid for in their DLC and it's full of hackers so the only way your side wins is if you have better hackers. You can't play any of the DLC game modes in single player game, no rewards for single player missions and the single player game sucks anyways.  Really a crap game, this sounds like it will be equal fail which is why I will avoid this one. It shoudl be good, but Dice is a Legendary Failure. Sad!
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member RarePosts: 1,811
    God, remember when people used to be on a level playing field in games and advanced with time, effort, knowledge and skill?  Now all it takes is a fat line of credit.  Unadulterated greed is ruining online gaming in so many forms.  Vote with your wallets if this disgusts you, too.
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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaMember EpicPosts: 13,175
    I watched the Angry joe video and i am way less forgiving.

    I don't care if it changes,the fact is they have already TRIED to open the door on an unbelievable cash shop system,that aims to rip off customers and ruin the game at the same time.

    The intelligent people said 10 years ago that we can't let cash shops into our games,devs will push them into deeper water over time until people stop caring.

    I won't stop caring,they can shove this game up their ass.

    The Brit mentions that perhaps it is time to change the laws.That time was long ago,the regulatory commissions need to fire themselves because they don't have half a brain cell in their heads.

    The BIG PICTURE,notice the Brit mentions hearthstone and Overwatch,yeah blizzard that developer that o many seem to cherish and brag about.They are quickly if not already the most shotty run business in gaming.I kind of enjoyed hearing the Brit mention Battlefront 1 was awful yet sold 12 million copies,it really proves how brain dead consumers are.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember EpicPosts: 8,767
    i am completely skipping this game. Most likely Mordor as well. These companies love to take their customers for fools. They tend to ignore the fact that they don't have a business if we don't give them money.

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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,974
    Neither game was really tempting me in the first place.  This is kinda nail in the coffin type stuff.
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Novo Hamburgo - RS - BrazilMember EpicPosts: 2,255
    The problem is the scaling. It is not like Paladins where you would range from lvl 1 cards to lvl max cards something like 5% to 15% bonus to certain skills. It goes from "something" to "gg easy".

    It's absurd beyond belief.

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  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAMember UncommonPosts: 453
    I didn't buy the last two battlefront games. I'm getting tired of games re-skinning the same old model. They fixed non of the issues that I believe killed the longevity of these types of games. This is simply a cash grab with a AAA title attached to it. 
  • alivenaliven SzczytnoMember UncommonPosts: 299
    Tiller said:
    The first new BF game was crap, people only play Walker Assault, so you can't even try all the modes you paid for in their DLC and it's full of hackers so the only way your side wins is if you have better hackers. You can't play any of the DLC game modes in single player game, no rewards for single player missions and the single player game sucks anyways.  Really a crap game, this sounds like it will be equal fail which is why I will avoid this one. It shoudl be good, but Dice is a Legendary Failure. Sad!
    And yet, that objectively shallow game sold more than 12 milions units. 

    This one actually has very good gameplay. It will sold even more and on top of that they make huge pile of money. 
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgMember EpicPosts: 6,552
    ... These companies love to take their customers for fools. They tend to ignore the fact that they don't have a business if we don't give them money.
    I can assure you that these companies are acutely aware of the fact that they won't have a business unless customers buy their products !

    But the proliferation of lootboxes into all spheres of gaming proves that players are spending vast amounts of money on those things. No company would add such a feature to all their products if ROI on that feature was negligible.

    Lootboxes are a proven money-spinner.

    Gamers like to have advantages over other players, and it's become abundantly clear that they are prepared to pay RL money to get those advantages...
  • HikaruShidouHikaruShidou Member UncommonPosts: 156
    I could care less about the loot boxes because of one single fact. There is singleplayer this time!
  • TillerTiller Member RarePosts: 6,230
    I could care less about the loot boxes because of one single fact. There is singleplayer this time!
    Cool, so your happy with playing half the game you paid for?





  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember RarePosts: 4,278
    Tiller said:
    I could care less about the loot boxes because of one single fact. There is singleplayer this time!
    Cool, so your happy with playing half the game you paid for?
    Maybe he cares only about singleplayer and hence to him it's not 50% but rather 100%? /shrug
  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember EpicPosts: 3,856
    I was excited for this until I got into the beta and saw the system. AAA B2P+paid DLC+P2W elements.. I can't do it no matter how much I wanna play it. 
  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember RarePosts: 2,308
    Boycott Electronic Arts. Anybody supporting this is part of the problem.

    I will not support this. If that means playing old games and indie games the rest of my life so be it.

    Big F U to loot boxes and cash shop cancer.

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  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAMember RarePosts: 2,229
    Some serious down adjusting needs to happen on those numbers. 3600 hours to unlock everything and that is if there are only 3 guns per class but I think they will be more. Insane.

    To be honest some of these games should be free with all these micro transactions or considerably cheaper initially.

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  • Kane72Kane72 Member UncommonPosts: 201
    edited October 13
    I play a game because I like the game and game play, not because of whether I like micro-transactions or not.  I don't care enough about them to let it worry or bother me.  If people want to spend their cash and get something extra, then so be it, it's up to them but it's not forced on me.

    I wouldn't avoid a game just because someone else gets to buy stuff with money - that seems like cutting my nose off to spite my face.

    I get satisfaction from earning stuff and I will work towards that.  If someone kills me because they bought better stuff than I have, who cares, I will work to match them and get enjoyment from doing so. I won't necessarily know if they bought or earned it and then I've re-spawned and am carrying on.

    Too many people seem to get upset about what others are doing.  If you like the gameplay then just play the game and stop getting your knickers in a twist.

    I know the cry-babies will give the game a zero on metacritic JUST because of the cash shop element.  How about you just don't buy it, don't play it and don't review it then.
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