That's a big commitment.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 may take upwards of 4,500 hours of gameplay to unlock every piece of available content.
According to SWTOR Strategies’ Soeren Kamper, a total of 3,111 loot crates, equating to 4,528 hours of gameplay, will be required to access the game’s 324 Star Cards.
The link above details Kamper’s calculations, which takes into account daily loot crates alongside the acquisition of credits to buy the cheapest, loot crates available. It’s pretty technical, though doesn’t factor in the time to fully upgrade each Star Card.
Over on Reddit, DICE tried to downplay fears that such a huge commitment was required of Battlefront 2‘s players.
“We’ve seen the speculation about how long it takes players to earn things — but our averages based on the Play First trial are much faster than what’s out there,” developer John Wasilczyk wrote in an Ask Me Anything (AMA).
“But as more players come in, that could change. We’re committed to making progression a fun experience for all of our players. Nothing should feel unattainable and if it does, we’ll do what it takes to make sure it’s both fun and achievable.”
Wasilczyk’s comment contradicts that of DICE’s Paul Keslin — who also took part in the same AMA — who told Angry Joe that developer “[didn’t] know the math behind” all unlocks.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was slammed for a pay-to-win format in its beta, and while changes were made leading up to the game’s review embargo, critics — including Stevivor — seem to think it’s still favouring microtransactions.
Battlefront 2 is available in early access on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. Everyone else gets it tomorrow.