Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s offline Arcade mode suffers from ridiculous “mobile F2P cooldowns”

Things are seriously not looking good for Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Yesterday, EA announced that it has reduced the amount of credits required to unlock Heroes by 75%. Still, the company had also reduced the amount of credits players win by completing its story mode. Not only that, but the game features a ridiculous mobile cooldown in its Arcade mode that prevents/slowdowns players from earning credits.

This has been confirmed by multiple sources. As such, the game has a cooldown ‘feature‘ similar to what we can find in mobile F2P games. After a number of Arcade matches, the game does not reward players with credits. Insteady, they’ll have to wait for a few hours until credits become available once again.

As you may have guessed, this ‘feature‘ may force some gamers into buying with real money more credits. In short, this is another ridiculous microtransaction mechanic that plagues this latest Star Wars game.

Now while this cooldown is unacceptable, we do have to warn you about some false information that arose earlier today. Some users reported that EA removed the refund button from its customer portal due to the Battlefront 2 controversy. However, this button was removed from the customer portal a few months ago and not yesterday. So no, that removal was not due to the Battlefront 2 outcry.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 releases in a few days. EA has not sent us yet a PC review code. As always, we’ll purchase the game if the publisher refuses to send us one, and our PC Performance Analysis will hopefully go live this weekend!

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