It’s happened. Quietly and with little fuss, DICE and EA have added microtransactions to Battlefield 4, more than six months after launch.
Battlefield 4 made waves for its truly atrocious launch, but now that’s out the way DICE and EA have made the first move towards further monetising Battlefield 4. You’ll be able to snap up randomised Battlepacks priced from $1 - $3 that contain XP boosts, accessories, and other in-game items...
DICE claim in a new blog post that they are “giving players the option to purchase Battlepacks as a shortcut to catch up with their friends on the Battlefield...”
Battlefield 4 is a premium title that hasn’t seen a single price drop on the Origin store since launch, combined with a Premium Membership that costs as much as much as the game itself, so it seems in bad taste for EA and DICE to add microtransactions.
Players who snapped up BF4 at launch have since been battling with a title that is heavily affected by technical troubles despite a huge number of updates, and are probably not too receptive to forking out yet more money for additional Battlepacks.
How do you feel about the additional of microtransactions to Battlefield 4?
Do you think a game that can cost up to £80/$100 with its Premium Membership should have an in-game store?
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