I realized that my first post was a biased, and wasn’t as constructive or as informative as it should be. So, here’s why I think those of us who preordered the LE should cancel it, and go with the Regular Edition on the Microsoft store instead.
Just to be clear, this is not specifically about any one item the LE buyers won’t be getting. It’s about the principle of devaluing the LE after we’ve already payed money for it. So please keep your “Who would pay 25$ for 2 helmets?” arguments out of here. That’s not what this is about. What they’ve done is bad business.
The War Games Pass that comes with the LE doesn’t come with the bonus content that the ones who buy the Pass separately will get. BS Angel has confirmed this.
The Recruit Armor that was implied to be exlusive to the LE has now been confirmed to be the default armor for all spartans. You are now only getting a skin.
The Specializations that you thought were exclusive to the LE? They are now available with any preorder of either edition. It’s a GameStop exclusive though, and doesn’t apply to US GameStops.
So that should clear up any confusion.
If 343i is going to switch up the game like this, and devalue the LE after we have already put our money towards it, then let’s cancel our preorders. That is bad business.
The LE is making them a ton of money for almost no content. If we all cancel our preorders for it, they’ll have a bunch of LEs laying around, and they’ll have to cut us a deal, or lose out on a ton of money.
If they decide to do nothing, there’s no loss to us. Go through the Microsoft Store instead, get the regular copy, and save 40$ of meaningless physi and digi content, and get 25$ in-store credit that you can use to buy the Pass.
EDIT: Do yourself a favor and look at the content you’re getting for the LE again. Now keep in mind, how much of that will be available on YouTube or other sites within a week of H4’s release? How much of that will be available as DLC later on?