- Fans are outraged at the newest “Star Wars” game, “Star Wars Battlefront 2.”
- They’re mad because classic “Star Wars” characters like Luke Skywalker aren’t unlocked as playable characters.
- The game’s maker, EA, issued a statement in response that only made fans angrier.
A new “Star Wars” game is just days from its big debut, and one of the top posts on the game’s Reddit page is instructions for how to cancel your pre-order.
That’s because fans of the “Star Wars Battlefront” series are outraged that major characters are unavailable to play from the start of the newest game in the series, “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” The first-person shooter “Star Wars” game costs $60, and is scheduled to launch on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia — so-called “Hero” characters in the game’s multiplayer mode — require in-game credits to be unlocked.
Redditors did the math, and discovered that it would take dozens of hours to unlock the characters. Alternatively, you could pay real money for randomized, virtual “loot crates” that contain the currency used to unlock Hero characters.
One Reddit user summarized the situation concisely: “Many believe that this ridiculous grind is a way to encourage microtransaction purchases.”
In this way, you’re not directly paying to unlock the Hero characters; instead, you’re paying for the chance of earning virtual currency that can unlock those characters.
After unlocking them, you can play as those Hero characters in various online multiplayer modes.
It’s a major selling point of the “Battlefront” series, offering “Star Wars” fans a greatest-hits version of the beloved sci-fi universe. Play as your favorite characters! Explore famous locales from the “Star Wars” universe!
The previous “Battlefront” game had no such system. Read More Here