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  • Hero Unlock Prices Reduced 75% for Star Wars Battlefront II

    EA and DICE have taken quite the blow these past few weeks when it comes to Star Wars Battlefront II. The latest being a huge backlash on the remarks that it takes nearly 40 hours of gameplay just to unlock one new hero in the game.

    Today, it seems like the backlash reached its boiling point and it has prompted executive producer of DICE, John Wasilczyk, to announce a huge 75% reduction in the amount of credits players will need to earn to unlock their favorite Battlefront II heroes.

    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. 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.

    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.

    Wasilczyk says that EA and DICE "welcome the conversation" when it comes to changes to the game. He announced that there will be a Reddit AMA coming this Wednesday. The exact time of this AMA has not yet been announced, but it will be revealed via Twitter. Let's just hope it goes better than a recent Reddit comment from "EACommunityTeam" that some are saying is the "most downvoted comment in Reddit history." At present, the comment sits at -453,000 points.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hero Unlock Prices Reduced 75% for Star Wars Battlefront II started by Shawn Zipay View original post
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