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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Beta Raises Pay-To-Win Fears

It has a loot crate-based progression system that can be sped up by spending real money.

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lukferr410d ago

Apparently you can EARN the same type of loot boxes really quickly while playing. Can any beta players confirm this? I heard like 4 in a couple of hours. But still... I really hate the way the industry is going.

shaun mcwayne409d ago

I played for a good while yesterday, it looks like you have challenges in this one like kill so many with this class or 50 kills with certain weapon, complete these and you get rewards loot boxes , also you earn coin to spend on boxes. I liked it, its definitely an improvement on previous game which felt unfinished in my opinion. Im getting a bit tired of hearing this pay to win stuff, buy all the loot boxes you want, wont help you, skill and map knowledge will win in most cases. Also buying ingame lootboxes with real money leads to the dark side. Darth maul bought a loot box, got a double lightsaber, look what happened to him, remember the face he made as obi wan chopped him, that was a "but I paid to win" look.

Aries83409d ago

@Shaun

LMAO! That was brilliant!!!

OB1Biker409d ago (Edited 409d ago )

Progression is easier in Beta than launch game but still it should be easy enough when you play regularly.
I mean I understand the concern and EA should come out and say the option is limited to a certain extend to avoid unbalance.
However I don't think its worth it to buy your way in the game. A bit similar to the way some gamers buy the deluxe edition £20 more for a few upgrades. Its not worth it. You can unlock these upgrades playing the game and be more happy about it.

arkard409d ago

It may be pay to win for the first few days... Someone wants to drop an additional 50$ or whatever to unlock better weapons hen so be it. It will only help them for a week at most before people that didn't pay for loot boxes start getting those same weapons. I'm not worried.

OB1Biker409d ago (Edited 409d ago )

@arkard
I tend to think the same it's typically people who play for a few weeks and then move on. Hey I'm on for at least a year playing this game, possibly longer since I'm not into fps games like cod or bf Not worried either about quick come and go gamers. Not to mention it was also possible to buy stuff on previous game or other games too
I'm just being genuine there

AcidDvl409d ago

I know, but mate, this allows a free season pass.

All future content will be free for everyone. This means that you don't pay more than what the game costs you and the player base doesn't get split up.

You're trading a reasonably slower progression for free future content and the entire player based united. Fair trade IMHO.

FITgamer409d ago

Yeah you can. I unlocked between 5-10 loot boxes in about 2 hours of playing.

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XiNatsuDragnel409d ago

Seriously this trash is why gamers are so judgmental of gaming companies.

SegaGamer409d ago

Seriously, who are the idiots that buy this crap ? There must be a lot or they wouldn't include it in games. I can't think of a bigger waste of money.

ocelot07409d ago

Thing is though you may think of them as idiot's but they are most likely people with addictive personalities or in another word gambling addicts. This is who loot boxes are targeted at and it's scummy from publishers.

Don't get me wrong I can see why you think these people are idiot's. But really they are people who are suffering from an illness. Here is an example: Guy want's a new skin for his Assassin's Creed character but you can't buy it out right it's only available in loot boxes so essentially it's a gamble. User thinks ohhh it's only $2 a loot box ill buy $10 worth. After opening his loot boxes. The user didn't get the skin he wanted. So he thinks ohh ill buy another 5 loot boxes it's only $10. An hour later and $100 out of pocket the user still does not have the skin he so desperately wants.

Am not saying this is how Assassin's Creed Origins is going to work. But this is how some games work and I think it's scum of the publishers. This sort of thing could lead to people with an addicting personality to money debt. Which could then lead to other problems such as self harming or even suicide.

Loot boxes should be banned. Or at least ones that allow you to pay for them with real money.

SegaGamer409d ago

Actually, you make a good point. They aren't idiots, just people with an addiction to gambling.

Magnetar409d ago

Look at the bright side, those idiots make it so everyone else gets free content for a year or two.

nitus10409d ago

Err no!

Shure the game will be Adult only but you would have to be living under a rock to think that children won't get to play this and they are very susceptible to gambling incentives.

Yes, there are idiots (approx 2.9%) who will get sucked into gambling but that does not make it right and these "greedy" publishers know this.

BTW. A simple Google search of "gambling addiction" will show the percentage of people who are seriously addicted to gambling and over 3 million hits. Happy reading.

WePlayDirty409d ago (Edited 409d ago )

And this is why I've quit playing AAA third party games. The amount of anti-consumerism is appalling.

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