Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - 40 hours of game time to unlock a hero

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

The controversy about loot boxes and full price games with curled content has Star Wars: Battlefront 2 a new subject for discussion. As the players have calculated in the meantime, it will take about 40 hours of game time to unlock a hero.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - full price game with loot boxes

The game, which is already playable in Origin Access, not only has the full purchase price + loot boxes that give playful advantages. On the other hand, the balance seems to come down to the fact that you have to play the game as a full-time job if you want to do without the loot boxes.

As the Reddit user TheHooterPotato has calculated, there are 40 hours of game time to unlock just one of the heroes. In this Reddit thread the exact numbers can be found.

The Indignation in the community is justifiably enormous: “Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked? "-" Seriously? I pay 80$ for the game and then (Darth) Vader has to be unlocked extra? ”.

This thread even has an official answer from the EACommunityTeams (Electronic Arts is the publisher of StarWars: Battlefront 2). But this only caused more upset:

Electronic Arts sees no problem

“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.

As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.

We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.

Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can. "

So everything is fine. In order to give the players a feeling of pride, the values are chosen so that it takes some time to unlock everything.

Cynics would now write that everything is fine as long as you view the game as a full-time job or buy loot boxes. And there are quite a few such voices in the community. Whether enough players will be put off by such business practices to cancel their pre-orders. Or maybe giving up the game entirely remains to be seen. In any case, this would be the best way to show the publisher that the increasingly rampant rip-off practices are not welcome.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be released on November 17th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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