#StarWars News: unlocking all content in #EA’s #BattlefrontII will take 4,528 hours of gameplay or $2100. No, we’re not kidding. These numbers were estimated by Soeren Kamper, who broke down the locked content into various categories and the numbers of cards required, the numbers of loot crates for crafting parts and their respective values & costs. We’ll leave it to readers to read his complete breakdown at the referenced link, but it boils down to this:
“There is a grand total of 324 cards. Upgrading these will require a total of 155,520 crafting parts. This requires opening a grand total of 3,111 loot crates which will require 4,528 hours of gameplay.”
Alternatively, loot crates can be opened with game crystals. Given that 12,000 game crystals can be purchased for $100 and each loot crate will cost around 80 crystals:
“Opening the required 3,111 loot crates requires 248,880 crystals. If you only purchase $100 crystal packs, this will cost $2,100.”
An increasing number of people are choosing to not buy the game and we don’t blame them. As amazing as the advertisements for the game appear, the amount of effort (or cost) to unlock content is beyond anything we have ever seen for any video game.