Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Video Doesn’t Distract From The Fact It Has Pay-To-Win Microtransactions
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Iden

Electronic Arts and DICE released a new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, featuring Iden and her dad talking to a robot that has a hologram of Emperor Palpatine’s face.

The trailer isn’t really a trailer but more like a clip from one of the cinematics early in the story mode for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, which is being designed by Motive Studios. If you didn’t know already, former IGN reviewer Mitch Dyer co-wrote the story mode.

The video isn’t anything special, just Iden’s daddy receiving a message from the Emperor about crushing the Rebels. Iden asks about the mission objective and gets a stern chiding from the floaty robot figure that is basically the head-toilet for whenever the Emperor has to say something from across the galaxy but can’t be bothered to say it to the face of his lesser subordinates, sort of like how Feminist Frequency throws out videos and tweets issuing decrees from behind the Millennial Curtain of the Bay Area.

Anyway, you can check out the video below.

So what did we learn here about Star Wars: Battlefront 2? Well, apart from the fact that the facial animations look a generation ahead of the tiredness in Mass Effect: Andromeda despite both games running on the same engine… nothing.

The PlayStation Blog had a post from EA’s social content editor, Jared Petty, who laid out more info on the Messengers, the “foreboding” droids that deliver the message of the Emperor.

It’s explained that Messengers are part of a contingency that the Emperor put into effect in case of his untimely demise.

A bunch of people in the comment section on the YouTube channel are heavily pushing the Soros talking points that have overtaken Disney at this point, which you see from most media outlets these days. Anyone saying anything critical about the game are being shouted down as angry nerds who need to “grow up”.


Shills are lauding the game’s graphics and cinematics and hailing it as the greatest Star Wars game ever made… two months ahead of its release.

Thankfully, some people still remember that Electronic Arts is Electronic Arts, and warned others away from pre-ordering. Others were tired of the Disney politics and agenda pushing; almost no one criticized the fact that the game will have pay-to-win microtransactions.

Yes, you can buy boosts, upgrades, and better cards from the cash shop. They didn’t  even try to hide the fact that the game is pay-to-win, but it’s Star Wars and they’re hoping that a flashy campaign and the name alone will help lure in compulsive gamers.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Emperor Hologram

Having to choose which is worse between SJWism and microtransactions is like telling a kid in Africa dying of dehydration that he can drink some water from a shiny bottle, but the top half of the bottle is laced with aids and the bottom half is filled with malaria.

Anyway, you can look for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to launch on November 17th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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