Star Wars: Battlefront II was lately free on the Epic Video games Retailer, and the promotional interval was massively profitable for the sci-fi shooter.
Writer Digital Arts has introduced that the sport reached greater than 19 million gamers as a part of the promotion. “Thanks a lot for the continued assist, even after our closing content material drop! We’ll watch your careers with nice curiosity. Could the Drive be together with your troopers!” EA stated in a tweet celebrating the accomplishment.
Greater than 19M PLAYERS obtained #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Sport Retailer promo!🤯Thanks a lot for the continued assist, even after our closing content material drop! We’ll watch your careers with nice curiosity! Could the Drive be with you, troopers! pic.twitter.com/fC4A92HLNN
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 25, 2021
It is not clear if all 19 million of those gamers are new to Battlefront II or if there may be overlap between individuals who had already downloaded the sport and elected to choose it up once more on the Epic Video games Retailer. Regardless of the case, 19 million is a gargantuan quantity.
The Epic Video games Retailer promo was so profitable in bringing gamers to Battlefront II that the sport experienced server issues as a result (which have now been addressed).
Launched in 2017, Battlefront II was controversial from the get-go over its loot bins and microtransactions, each of which have been eliminated previous to the sport’s public launch after an outcry. Microtransactions have been later reinstated, however loot bins by no means got here again.
The hullaballoo over Battlefront II’s microtransactions was so pronounced that it helped spur inquiries into loot bins as a type of playing internationally. Laws within the US was introduced by Republican US Senator Josh Hawley
, however this went nowhere, and Hawley has since garnered controversy for his half in calling for Joe Biden’s US Presidential win to be overturned.
Regardless of the problems, Battlefront II offered effectively and has a robust playerbase, one that’s even larger now. By EA’s newest rely, the sport and its predecessor had sold a combined 33 million copies. EA stays in enterprise with Lucasfilm Video games, and it is making more Star Wars games with the company.
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