OK, let’s be real. They just can’t straight up remove it, since there are already over 88 store items planned this season. If they want to be able to say that the majority of cosmetics are grindable, then let us earn credits. For example, alongside with a capstone you’d get 100 credits. That means Free To Play players are able to unlock the battle pass in about 2.5 months, or buy a legendary skin pack in 5 months, which still is yikes, but can be done pretty quickly (compared to the next solution).
Or separate battle pass and the store. Make store items grindable, making credits easier to earn than the previous solution, and for the battle pass make it 10$ only, tier skips and xp boosts for real money as well. That means we’re going to be able get the promised “player first mentality”, while still monetizing the game th non-predatory way.
Also, if you advertise a free event, then make it a free event. Put all the stuff on the free battle pass, remove the time limited fractures and let people buy tier skips for it.
These might not be the best solution, but with current store & event state it could at least patch it up a bit.
So, what do you guys think about these solutions?