Star Wars Battlefront 2 AFK fix coming to stop players farming credits

  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 AFK fix coming to stop players farming credits

Star Wars Battlefront 2 AFK fix coming to stop players farming credits

Some people have more time than money, and some people have more money than time. Plus, 2015's Star Wars Battlefront already offered cosmetic options.

The project had to have felt like a home run during production. Although a number of reasons contributed to EA's decision to shut down Visceral and hand the game over to EA Vancouver, one of the reasons is because people simply "don't like" linear games. It's impossible to conceive that the game's economy, which was horrid in the beta and upgraded itself into merely awful during a series of emergency changes, was ever thought of as the most fun option possible.

The idea is that players pay real money to unlock a virtual "loot box" without knowing what kind of reward is inside.

EA's stocks have taken a huge hit over the course of the last month, losing 8.5% with investors seeing $3.1 billion in stock value erased.

In a presentation at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference yesterday, Jorgensen said that "cosmetic things" in Battlefront 2 are hard to pull off without messing up a brand "that has been built over many, many years".

In theory, you wouldn't need to play at all, and could just leave the game running to collect the XP you needed. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink.

"A player's ability to succeed in the game is not dependent on purchasing [loot boxes]", it said in a statement. You weren't reacting to a problem, you created the problem and then tried to sell us the solution. Playing these heroes feels powerful and nostalgic, and if you manage to live long enough while playing them, you can truly cause havoc on the battlefield for your enemies. Even if you are cheapening everyone's game by being AFK.

EA has to speak in such a way that seems like they take any responsibility for how the game turned out. "Sorry we didn't get this right". And so listening to the consumer when they start playing the game six months from now or six years from now is very important to us. It matters in Star Wars, because Star Wars fans want realism. Loot boxes in games other than Star Wars Battlefront 2 must be considered individually as it is not possible to generally assess whether the items won in a loot box can be converted into money. Heck, the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront featured plenty of customisation for your characters, letting you pick different heads and hair styles - I actually spotted my chosen head and hair combo appeared on some Rebel troopers in the single player campaign.