In recent months, EA has not been the in the best light with gamers. Following the cancellation Visceral’s Star Wars game(and subsequent studio shutdown) and a controversial loot system for the Battlefront II open beta, things are continuing to go south. EA has now set the record as having the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit.
Battlefront II is now in EA Access for Xbox One and PC. As people have started to dive into the game, they have discovered that unlocking certain heroes costs a lot of in-game credits. This requires them to either grind for a long time, or use real money to purchase the heroes. This led to Reddit user MBMMaverick posting the following message:
“Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?”
That comment was replied to from EACommunityTeam:
“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes,” said EACommunityTeam. “As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay. We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets. Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.”
At this time, the response is now at -429,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment ever in Reddit history. Check out the full thread by clicking here.
Star Wars Battlefront II releases for all gamers on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.