Archive | star wars battlefront 2

Battlefront II Developers Answer Fan Pleas To Change Some Holograms

Sometimes it’s the little things that bug players. And sometimes those little things are worth fixing. That’s the case with Battlefront II, a game with a playerbase that’s been frustrated by microtransactions and a lack of new content but at least has had their call answered to get rid of the holograms in the game’s…Read […]

Continue Reading

Fans Have A Lack Of Faith In Battlefront II’s Han Solo Season

Star Wars: Battlefront II is working to overcome its image problem following a controversial release. A new season of content, related to Han Solo, hit the game today. Its smattering of character skins and a map lifted from 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront provide little for those hoping the game will bounce back from its…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Star Wars: Battlefront II, Six Months Later

Star Wars Battlefront II stirred up controversy at launch with grindy progression systems and questionable loot boxes. Over the last six months, the game has added new modes and done its best to win back players. Here’s where things stand today.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Battlefront II’s New Microtransactions Are An Improvement, But Unlocks Are Still Grindy

Star Wars Battlefront II’s latest update brings microtransactions back to the game, allowing players to spend premium currency on cosmetic outfits. It’s an improvement over the ability granting loot boxes from early access but pricey skins add an unwelcome new grind to a game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

EA Finally Unlocks Every Hero In Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II’s new update overhauls the game’s loot box laden progression system. One of players’ biggest complaints since before the game was even officially out was how hard it was to unlock iconic characters like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. A new patch finally unlocks every hero character in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

EA Is Putting Microtransactions Back Into Star Wars Battlefront II, But They’ll Be Cosmetic-Only

Months after removing controversial microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II, publisher EA today announced its plans to bring them back, this time tied only to cosmetics rather than gameplay.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Battlefront II Patch Nerfs Overpowered Wookiee Warriors

Players who earn enough points during Star Wars: Battlefront II matches can play as a variety of special characters, from hi-tech Stormtroopers to the Emperor himself, but none are as deadly as the Wookiee Warrior. A new patch has nerfed these overpowered creatures and brought an end to their hairy reign of terror.Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Battlefront II DLC Tries To Close Story Cliffhanger, Disappoints 

Star Wars Battlefront II’s latest DLC features an expanded story and new worlds from The Last Jedi. It does its best to reinvigorate the game, but it ultimately falls short.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

In-Game Purchases Poison The Well

Video games will always manipulate us. Each challenge and scenario in a game has been carefully engineered to make us react a certain way. Most of the time, that’s what we sign up for. But the moment real money enters the equation, something changes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Hawaii Wants To Fight The “Predatory Behavior” Of Loot Boxes

Here’s Rep. Chris Lee (D) from Hawaii standing in front of a camera and making an announcement about steps being taken to combat the “predatory behavior” of video game publishers, with particular emphasis given to Electronic Arts and its inclusion of loot boxes within Battlefront II.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Star Wars Battlefront II Gets Luke Skywalker Right

Star Wars Battlefront II is a conflicted game. The multiplayer progression system is a mess, and the story campaign moves way too fast. But if there’s one thing it really nails, it’s everyone’s favorite farmboy from Tatooine.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

A Guide To The Endless, Confusing Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy

When 2017's Star Wars Battlefront II was first previewed at E3 this year, people were cautiously optimistic. Its predecessor was slammed for being thin on content, but initial showings of the game looked promising and it seemed like EA had added the things fans wanted out of the game’s sequel, like a single-player…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Battlefront & Overwatch’s Loot Boxes Under Investigation In Belgium

Belgian website VTM is reporting that the country’s Gaming Commission is currently taking a look at loot boxes in video games, with particular focus on EA’s inclusion of them in Star Wars: Battlefront II and Blizzard’s use in Overwatch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

Star Wars: Battlefront II: The Kotaku Review

Star Wars: Battlefront II frustrates me in ways I never knew I could be frustrated. It is both a lovingly crafted companion to the films and a tangled mess of corporate meddling. There is a strong heart at the center but finding it means peeling back layers of unnecessary and infuriating nonsense.Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Han Solo Is A Little Different In Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II is off to a rough start with crummy lootboxes and unpopular unlockables. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite smuggler is living life with no reservations and isn’t afraid to show it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading

EA Cuts Star Wars Battlefront II Hero Costs After Widespread Anger

Star Wars Battlefront II’s heroes were a little expensive to unlock. Responding to widespread criticism, a new blog post from EA outlines a major reduction in cost for unlocking the franchise’s iconic characters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

Continue Reading