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Letters from the Front

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Following in the wake of EA’s huge fuckup called Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA is taking a very different approach with the lootboxes in this year’s Battlefield game.

According to Kotaku and other sources, EA is once again returning to the lootboxes that were seen within Battlefield 1 for this year’s Battlefield, a cosmetic-oriented microtranscations not only with weapon skins alongside much more like character skins, (apparently, this would be the first time that you would be able to change your character’s appearance outside of what camo he’s wearing.)  but also that the plans for the game’s microtranscations have changed and will change again before the release of the game this October, so I’m hoping they still have cosmetic micro-transcations by the time the game releases.

However, should that type of microtranscation remains by the time the game releases would stand very differently from Battlefront II and from that, I hope they improve the skin feature from Battlefield 1. And I believe this type of microtranscation and this intention will remain as Battlefield is EA’s most coveted shooter now that Medal of Honor is out of the picture and I doubt that EA wants to mess with the franchise.

Last November, EA removed microtranscations from Battlefront II but it still felt incredibly perverse and damaging to you, the player as lootboxes was needed to progress and that just felt incredibly wrong. Late last year as a result from Battlefront II, government officials here in the United States as well as government officials both in New Zealand and Britain approached the topic of microtranscations and the topic that lootboxes is a form of gambling which I wholeheartedly agree with.

Stay tuned for my review of Battlefield 1: Apocalypse, my first impressions of Star Wars: Battlefront II, and stay tuned for my hands on first impressions of Battlefield 2018 at EA Play.

( Thanks to Supremex11 for his screenshots.)

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