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EA DICE's 'Star Wars'-based action shooter - 'Star Wars Battlefront II' is just days away from being rolled out to fans. However, some players who got to play it early on were irked upon discovering that the franchise's notable characters were locked, not to mention the time it would take them to have these characters playable in the game.

Fans are not okay with it

The "Star Wars Battlefront" subreddit is as of late was filled with rants coming from disgruntled faithfuls who have the EA Access pass since they are the first ones to experience the game. Per the Reddit posts, these players claim that they've spent a hefty sum to get the title ahead of its release only to find out that some of the lore's iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and #Darth Vader are still locked.

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They even pointed out that these mentioned characters were tiered among the most expensive within the game.

EA, on the other hand, has been responsive to such concerns. However, the developer/publisher's recent response was not well received by the community. According to to the Reddit post, EA stated that their "intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes."

The publisher also highlighted the cost of the unlockables stating that they have "selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch." EA added that they are also looking into "average per-player credit earn rates" and went on stating that they'll be making the necessary tweaks to ensure that their player base will have challenges within the game that are "compelling, rewarding, and attainable via gameplay."

EA's strategy?

Meanwhile, another Redditor (Feminymphist) revealed EA's strategy regarding its progression system.

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Per the Redditor's post, EA will not change their minds on how their progression system works by just merely complaining about it. The post also stated that a certain number of players will have to grow "sick of it" and stop playing the game adding that this is part of the calculation.

EA's response over on Reddit continues to receive negative feedback. At the time of writing, it was deemed by the community to be one of the most downvoted posts on the subreddit. A Redditor even commented that if he is credited with every downvote the post gets, he could have already unlocked Darth Vader.

"Star Wars #Battlefront 2" is slated to have a worldwide release on November 17 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Check out a video about the game here: