EA are cutting hero costs for Battlefront II
In every corner of the internet, communities have been slinging mud at Electronic Arts (EA) over the costs of their heroes in the latest Star Wars Battlefront II. Reddit has been the hardest felt community since the fiasco started with members complaining about the price of heroes. In a thread, where a user complained about the price of Darth Vader, an EA represented commented and received the highest downvoted comment in the history of Reddit. While the community manager was just doing their job, their diplomatic response was met with harsh a reality - people are not happy.
After their response did not go as planned, EA released an update saying they were slashing prices by as much as 75 percent for heroes like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. This means that credits needed, whether bought or grinded, will be heavily reduced in an effort to curb community backlash.
"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. "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."
Wasilczyk also detailed some other changes coming to the game, which was also hotly discussed in open community threads:
"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 added. "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."
Battlefront II released today for Deluxe Edition owners on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The reviews are already hitting the press and, while the communities aren’t all that happy, the game still seems pretty fun and once all these little issues are resolved, I think Battlefront II will be a great game to play.