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Star Wars Battlefront 2: Han Solo Season with Jabba’s Palace arrives May 16

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Han Solo Season with Jabba’s Palace arrives May 16

Electronic Arts and DICE are gearing up to launch Han Solo Season for Star Wars Battlefront 2, the game that faced a massive boycott and drew political attention to loot boxes last year. The company has since eliminated many of the unwanted elements it tried to pass onto gamers, leading some to finally buy a copy of the game. If you're counted among them, brace yourself: an update later this month will bring Jabba's Palace.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings the big changes fans demanded

Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings the big changes fans demanded

Fans were, to put it mildly, not happy with the changes EA had made to Star Wars Battlefront 2. The progression system had relied heavily on microtransactions, essentially forcing players to choose between either spending additional real-world money on a game they already paid for or failing to progress in the game. Many people boycotted the game as a result, some even reaching out to Disney in an effort to disrupt its relationship with the game company. Things, finally, are changing.

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Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Today the first free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront II was released to the public, just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. This update adds a whole bunch of The Last Jedi content - but also adds to the main single-player storyline for the game. This bit is called Battlefront II Resurrection, and it's also available free in the same The Last Jedi Season download today.

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It’s time to stop pre-ordering video games (again)

It’s time to stop pre-ordering video games (again)

Another controversy swept the gaming industry recently. If you missed it, I’m not sure how, but just in case you did, here’s a quick rundown: Electronic Arts and DICE crossed a line for many gamers yet again, tying Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s progression system to a loot box feature that is unquestionably too greedy. The response from players was quick and brutal, causing EA’s PR team to go into crisis mode.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

The controversy surrounding the loot boxes found in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 should be well known to most by now. Even before the game launched, Star Wars fans were up in arms over the game's heavy handed progression system, which incentivized purchasing loot boxes in a way few other pay-to-play games have in the past. This led to a massive outcry on sites like Reddit, where EA's explanation for this system became the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 release day in-game purchase updates

Star Wars Battlefront 2 release day in-game purchase updates

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 had some changes announced this week just before release day. As such, we're going to run down what you're going to need to expect from the game when release day arrives. Instead of the mess of a set of in-game micro-transactions originally available in the early release of the game, all in-game purchases have been turned off, for now.

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Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

This week Reddit changed the mind of EA on a game they were just about to release called Star Wars: Battlefront II. This game was looking amazing at first, then the public turned sour at EA's reveal of in-game transactions. After days of bad press from game and tech blogs and a massive front-page-fiasco on Reddit, EA "heard you loud and clear."

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in-game purchases suspended, for now

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in-game purchases suspended, for now

Rebels can rejoice and celebrate as their days of virtual protests have created enough disturbance in the Force to force the Empire of Arts to relent and reconsider its bid for supremacy and money. It, however, be too soon to call it a complete victory, as the Empire ominously hints that it will be back, but perhaps in a way that will catch gamers unaware. For now, however, would-be players of Star Wars: Battlefront II can rest assured that they won’t have to pay to win, as in-game microtransactions have been temporarily put on hold.

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Battlefront 2: Today’s Reddit war with EA

Battlefront 2: Today’s Reddit war with EA

Star Wars fans are not happy with Electronic Arts. Even though Battlefront 2 hasn't officially launched yet, the early access period that comes along with some versions of the game has given players a look at what's in store. Between loot boxes and locked features, those players have a lot to complain about.

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Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi DLC release date starts content gush

Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi DLC release date starts content gush

We're a week out from the official launch of Star Wars: Battlefront 2, even though some of you might already be playing through EA's various early access schemes. Still, for most people, Battlefront 2 will unlock on November 17, and shortly afterward, EA and DICE will begin pumping out extra content. Today EA revealed a roadmap of the first four weeks of extra content and events for Battlefront 2, including launch dates for content based on The Last Jedi.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

The Star Wars Battlefront game released in 2015, while beautiful to look at, left a lot to be desired. The lack of a campaign turned many players away, and those who stuck with the title had a list of complaints: DLC fragmentation, hero tokens, and lack of customization among them. The team behind the game had vowed to solve those issues in the game's sequel, Battlefront 2, which is being released next month. The public beta, though, just hints at more problems.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta extended: two more days to play

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta extended: two more days to play

If you missed the chance to play the public Star Wars Battlefront 2 public beta this weekend, EA has you covered. The company has announced an extension for the beta that leaves it available for a couple more days, giving everyone a chance to try it for the first time or keep grinding away at getting those coveted crates.

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