Reddit controversy takes dark turn, as EA reviews prices

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Luke Guide

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Luke Guide

The post explained that the rule was meant to "provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes". It's this same comment that gave about 341,000 users a sense of outrage instead, as the post earned more than that number in downvotes as of Monday, Nov. 13.

Star Wars Battlefront 2/Electronic ArtsA new gameplay mode is being introduced for "Star Wars Battlefront II" on the Gamescom event on August 21, featuring new multiplayer space combat.

It was EA's response to a question posted by a Reddit user, asking why they have to spend $80 for the retail price of the game, only to find heroes like Vader locked behind a progression wall.

"Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning", said executive producer John Wasilczyk from the developer Dice, in a statement.

As the "Star Wars Battlefront" community team has figured, it would take about 40 hours of dedicated play to unlock top figures like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker in the game, all the while saving every scrap of in-game currency instead of spending it on upgrades.

The game without any of the extras is available for pre-order for between £49.99 and £69.99 in the United Kingdom, which many felt meant there should not be additional payments for the most popular Star Wars characters.

This ignores the time required to unlock all the heroes, which has already become its own controversy - forcing EA to drop the requirements for unlocking them by 75%.

"Based on what we've seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players".

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is out now on EA Access ahead of its full November 17 release date.

That's on top of new chapters in the story mode, as you join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order's rise to power.