Star Wars: Battlefront II is launching later this week, and if Reddit is anything to be believed, be prepared to grind. A lot. The Reddit user named TheHotterPotato has prepared a spreadsheet to show the average time required to unlock such iconic heroes as Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker, and the merciless math has lead to the result of averaging 40 hours to earn enough credits to unlock one hero. You can find the full detailed post following the link above.
EA Community team has responded to the thread, which lead to the post being plummeted with downvotes.
Our goal involves creating a compelling progression path for all of our players. There’s a lot of content at launch with even more coming via live service, and we’ll continuously adjust our progression mechanics to give players a sense of accomplishment as they explore all of Battlefront 2.
I posted this in another thread, but feel it would be good to post here as well.
Heroes earned through Credits: The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes. We selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
Credits Earned: We’re looking at the results daily and will be continuing to tune this to ensure that players feel a meaningful sense of reward for the time they spend with Battlefront 2.
We appreciate the conversation here, and our team is working to make the best choices possible for the game and the players. We will provide more details and updates as we can