While microtransactions in video games are becoming increasingly common, it seems that EA’s plans for microtransactions might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back as it caused quite a fair amount of controversy. So much so that EA decided to temporarily suspend the game’s microtransactions.


However it seems that EA has decided that the game has undergone enough changes where they now feel comfortable enough to bring the feature back. For those who are a little worried about what this means, not to worry as EA has stated that microtransactions will be purely for cosmetic purposes (like buying skins in DotA 2) and will not affect gameplay. This means that any concerns that this will turn Battlefront 2 into a pay-to-win game can be put aside.

EA has also announced some changes to the game where certain in-game perks and features can only be earned by playing the game, as opposed to paying for them. This includes Star Cards where according to EA, “Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer.”

This will also be applied to Crates where they are earned instead of being purchased. “Crates are earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, you’ll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay.”

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