EA has outlined modifications it’s making to the beleagured Star Wars Battlefront 2’s credit score system.
Even earlier than its official launch, Battlefront 2 got here below fireplace for its loot-box laden and grindy development system, with fan-favourite characters locked behind what gamers felt was an excessively lengthy grind, which may very well be shortened by opening loot-boxes paid for with actual cash.
That the contents of mentioned loot-boxes had a direct impact on PvP gameplay also drew criticism – as did EA’s flimsy excuse for not limiting microtransactions to cosmetic items.
Following the backlash, which noticed EA draw the doubtful honour of the most downvoted comment in Reddit history, all microtransactions within the sport had been suspended amid obvious stress from Disney – the Star Wars licence holder – albiet temporarily.
EA appears to be making some effort to deal with this ongoing difficulty nevertheless, immediately stating that it’s going to improve the speed at which gamers earn in-game currencies.
Firstly, it’s upping the quantity of credit obtained on the finish of a spherical, in addition to additional rising the quantity given to the highest gamers on every group. The every day Arcade Mode credit score cap can be being tripled to 1,500.
“Today, an update went live that includes some adjustments to the economy and progression. While these are only some initial steps toward making much larger changes, some of these are ready to roll, and are available starting today,” said EA.
Daily login rewards will now additionally give extra crafting components for Star Cards – Battlefront’s development system – which EA say ought to, “help you get where you want to go faster when it comes to crafting and upgrading”.
This newest try and appease players comes earlier than Battlefront 2’s first spherical of “free” new content material. Starting from December 5, The Last Jedi Season will deliver new heroes, maps and autos to the sport – in addition to Faction Challenges and single-player story missions.