Microtransactions Added To Battlefield 4

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, May 28, 2014 4:00 PM
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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?

Vent your thoughts below!

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00:27 Jun-04-2014

I thought battlefield was better than that. :( EA and there addiction of taking peoples money. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LE0ycgkBQ&feature=kp

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13:22 May-29-2014

And just when I thought BF 4 had hit rock bottom......they just lowered the bar.

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11:02 May-29-2014

I really cant understand why people complain about this kind of things cause u dont have to buy them if u dont want to nor do they give u unfair advantages

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11:04 May-29-2014

that would be different if they would be buy-only but as u can unlock them just by playing i dont understand the fuss people make about these things

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10:49 May-29-2014

You know why they do this? Because xxxx you give me money!

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10:46 May-29-2014

You know why they do this? Because f*** you give me money!

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10:30 May-29-2014

Would the money obtained through these transactions go to fixing the game? Ha, what am I saying?

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10:07 May-29-2014

A big problem with EA is they crave money. Money, money, money. They give horrible service and create trailers that makes their games look 'good'. Everyone knows that EA is a horrible company but the problem is... PEOPLE STILL BUY FROM THEM

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02:44 May-29-2014

I guess DICE and EA are having a dream about a day when they lost all their gamers because of microtransaction.

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22:32 May-28-2014

Battlefield 3 FREE on Origin until 3rd June sry for spamming

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23:05 May-28-2014

thanks! i have bf4 but i will get this too and i will try it sometime

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21:11 May-28-2014

why do they want to make so much $ I dont dont understand?!... I mean what are they gonna do with that money stick it right up their ass or something?!.... >.&#60

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20:54 May-28-2014

There are at least 2 wrong pieces of info in the article: 1. there was a price drop for a few days about 3 times now, AT LEAST (BF and Easter were for sure; 50% drop on Easter, I think); 2. There are even 10-15$ battlepacks for purchase on Origin.

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19:48 May-28-2014

It's like EA and Ubisoft are competing.... For the worst company in the world.

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22:57 May-28-2014

Comcast already beat them to it... with terrible customer service, hidden fees, and planned data caps.

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18:32 May-28-2014

OMG,if we this doesn`t stop soon all our game will be like this,pay 60$ for the game and another 5$ to level up or to get this gun you have to pay money ---____---

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18:20 May-28-2014

What the ****ing hell EA!? I am so mad right now...omg...

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18:17 May-28-2014

Yeah, RIP.

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18:13 May-28-2014

I actually thought this was a joke...damn EA surely you can't be being serious!

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17:58 May-28-2014

So, you can't still earn them by playing now? Or is this just to "ease" things up with battlepacks? :D

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18:36 May-28-2014

you can still earn them and pretty easily in fact. you can get tons of them. i dont know why people are so mad....

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05:36 May-29-2014

the fact some rich kid with more money than he could ever want, would buy up all of the microtransactions like the battlepacks, XP boosters, and everything, and end up dominating without any work, making it miserable for others.

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09:49 May-29-2014

I would usualy agree...but battlefield doesn't have that many things....I mean I didn't play much but allready I unlocked more then half of the stuff and everything I wanted except for some cammos...this won't make much of a difference...

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12:12 May-29-2014

@bt123456789 this is incorrect my friend. these battlepacks wont help anyone dominate you. you use just 10% or less of the stuff battlepacks give you. and you can still get hundreds of them by just playing. you would be mad to spend money for those things. and even if you did you would gain nothing over the other players. so i dont care at all. P.S. i have played the game for 300+ hours

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17:46 May-28-2014

too funny, money money money that's all we as gamers are to EA just a whole bunch of $$$

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17:15 May-28-2014

Two words: money whores...

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16:53 May-28-2014

remember when i said that ubisoft is worse than ea ?
i take that back

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01:08 May-29-2014

What you mean? EA has always been the worst. They should had been the first top worst company then second this year.

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