Why Big Name Games Like Battlefront 2 Need Microtransactions

Why Big Name Games Like Battlefront 2 Need Microtransactions

Microtransactions Done Wrong

Using microtransactions to give players the opportunity to unlock cosmetic items, such as new armor or weapon skins is perfectly fine. Even allowing the purchase of a new character all-together is fine on occasion if it doesn’t disrupt the integrity of the game and put other players at a disadvantage simply because they don’t have the money to spend. Battlefront 2 has incorporated a loot crate system that will give players, who are willing to spend the extra dollar, an edge over those who would rather put in the time to earn everything legitimately. Players must use credits earned by playing multiplayer matches and those can be used to unlock new heroes, but with the incorporation of loot boxes, players can speed up the process by collecting scrap and putting it towards their favorite hero. For a detailed breakdown on how this works, check out Gamespot’s video here.

Comparing Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2

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There are many great games that are able to add in the ability to purchase new items to enhance their multiplayer experience, without changing the overall dynamic of the game itself. A few examples are, GTA Online, Destiny 2 and Overwatch. Now, these are some heavy-hitters in the gaming community. It takes a lot to create a game that is as intricately detailed and put together as these three, so microtransactions are a life-saver for these companies. These companies found a way to allow players to buy their way to certain items without giving the illusion of cheating their way to victory. If you want to show off some flashy new dance in Destiny 2 and you don’t want to wait for your next bright engram, by all means go ahead and buy a loot box, but that new dance won’t protect you from your enemies in PVP when you have a hundred assault rifle bullets coming toward you. That’s really what players ask for, to not be forced into buying boxes to win when we’ve already paid $60+ on a game. Let us know what you guys think about this whole situation in the comments below.

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  • The Equalizer

    Tell me OP how much did EA pay you to write this shit?

  • BoddaGetta

    They aren’t needed period. Why should I be locked away from content I already paid for? Why should a game that kids play have this? Are you not disturbed by the videos of children 10 years or younger hopping up and down like crazed addicts when they’re waiting on a loot box in Overwatch?

    Microtransactions are not needed to fund developers. I’m surprised a gaming journalist doesn’t know the difference between publishers and developers. EA rakes in millions if not billions. If they cannot fund their developer studios, that is their fault for not paying them enough. Like Walmart, where CEO and Walton kids take in billions year after year while 40% if employees need government assistance. Raising prices of products isn’t the way to change this.

  • SoupyNachos

    Only thing left out of this is the very real fact that these loot crates or the supply drops and shit are all forms of gambling, paying to roll the dice. If parents are aware of this come holiday season, these games won’t do well in sales.

  • J.j. Barrington

    Too bad they’re not needed, ESPECIALLY in big name games like Battlefront II that are gonna make big bucks regardless.

  • Novacell

    Well i used to think loot crates weren’t gambling until i saw a youtuber open up 85 loot crates and how that affects his audience, young impressionable people. So in all seriousness, i could sit here and say people have a choice where loot boxes are concerned, but it’s not that simple, they can become addictive and when real money is concerned, the effect it has on people’s everyday lives then loot crates becomes a problem. It’s addictive just like gambling.

  • Hvd

    is this a paid for article????it must no one is this stupid.

  • yardie

    How retarded are you?

  • Hvd

    lootboxes are gambling and need to be considered as so.real money and credits in game are stakes.

    Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as “the stakes”) on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize.[1] The outcome of the wager is often immediate

  • jayrock

    You know EA made 1 Billion last year NET profit right….. they dont NEED microtransactions to survive.

    nasdaq.com/symbol/ea/financials?query=income-statement

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