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Star Wars: Battlefront II microtransactions return, and they’re cosmetic only

  • Caught between a desire to make money and avoid your angry shouting, the publisher is announcing that it has reworked all of Star Wars: Battlefront II’s progression and microtransaction systems.
  • While many critics of the gaming industry have taken a stand against loot boxes in any form, many games are getting away with only offering up cosmetics without attracting hordes of enraged fans.
  • Instead, players had to hope to get certain improvements out of loot boxes — even when EA removed the option to make in-game purchases the day before Battlefront II’s release.
  • And while I’m not sure that these changes will get people back into Battlefront II — it seems too late for that — this is a lot more about EA showing that it can do a system that works so people don’t hesitate to buy the next Star Wars game.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands gets another free patch

  • Ubisoft has a New Assignment for anyone playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands in the form of a free update to the online cooperative military shooter.
  • The patch launches tomorrow, and it introduces new classes for the player-versus-player (PVP) mode.
  • The New Assignments update debuts March 14 on PC and consoles.
  • Ghost Recon debuted a year ago, and it has contributed to the 60 million players for the Tom Clancy brand, along with Rainbox Six: Siege and The Division (two other online shooters).
  • The new classes in the upcoming patch are the Trapper, Guerilla, and Stalker.
  • Ubisoft has now delivered on the six promised additional classes it said it would deliver after launch.
  • In addition to the character classes, New Assignment introduces the Refinery and Cliffside maps for Wildlands’ Extraction mode.
  • The patch also brings a refined map-voting tool and a number of other tweaks to the shooter.

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