It hasn’t been a good few weeks for EA’s public perception. The onslaught of outrage from disappointed fans that Star Wars Battlefront II had pervasive money-grubbing tactics in the form of microtransactions has seen the publishing giant dial back the nature of these transactions in a bid to earn some customer favour.
For those unfamiliar, Battlefront II has a system where you can pay real money to purchase in-game lootboxes and crystals that will improve your gear and give you an advantage over players who haven’t spend the coin. Players everywhere slandered the game as using a pay-to-win model, a feature often seen in free mobile games.
The good news is that today, just hours prior to the game’s launch, EA announced that for the time being all microtransactions will be removed from Star Wars Battlefront II. Their official statement can be seen below.
EA has stated that the microtransactions will return ” at a later date“, but for the time being players can enjoy the new release free of any lootboxes or pay-to-win shenanigans.
WEESA SO HAPPY (…sorry).
Hopefully this helps win back some favour from fans, as this week saw EA break the record for the most downvoted comment on Reddit, and Battlefront II’s money-snatching systems has been the hot-ticket news item across the internet.