Fans are outraged by the new 'Star Wars' game

Joann Johnston
November 13, 2017

While it might take a fair while to build up a decent amount of Crafting Parts, you can use them to unlock new weapons and Star Cards for both troops and vehicles, as well as upgrading your existing Star Cards. "I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?" - naming Darth Vader as one of the characters that needs to be unlocked through extensive gameplay or in-game purchases - garnered almost 3,000 comments before the thread was locked - one from an official EA company account that became the most downvoted Reddit comment in history, according to Venture Beat.

It's unclear what, exactly, about EA's comment prompted the unprecedented negative reaction, but a since-deleted tweet from a member of Battlefront 2's community engagement team may have added fuel to the fire.

The 40-hour estimate came from this spreadsheet and post in the Battlefront subreddit over the weekend, shortly before Battlefront 2's 10-hour preview went live on EA Access and Origin Access.

It doesn't get much nicer if you scroll down the page. "I paid $80 to have Vader locked?". The goal is to keep you playing for a long time and have something cool to look forward to as you earn credits. "There is no freaking pride or sense of accomplishment in this".

And another user observed: "If I had a credit for every downvote you've gotten I could finally unlock Darth Vader!" We made another iteration for the open beta and heard your feedback then too. We can't say for certain how many Credits you'll earn for a particular performance, but we can say that the better the performance, the more Credits you'll earn.

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Your continous [sic] feedback as you play the game is absolutely invaluable and I encourage you to keep sending it our way. Their response to the reddit thread "Seriously?"

Star Wars Battlefront II is out in early access, and the state of its loot crate system and locked "heroes" at launch have angered a ton of players-enough to make developer/publisher EA's response to that ire the most downvoted reddit comment in history.

It's a major selling point of the "Battlefront" series, offering "Star Wars" fans a greatest-hits version of the beloved sci-fi universe. Players will have to unlock them and according to reports, they will need 60K credits in order to unlock one Hero.

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) was very disappointing to gamers, and when EA announced Star Wars Battlefront 2 fans were very excited, and EA hyped the game.

EA's community team Reddit account hasn't said anything since Sunday, and a representative didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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