Armour sets are being sold for a third of the price of a game ($20), the battlepass contains no in game currency rewards meaning you’re going to have to spend money on each battlepass unlike the industry standard in which each completed BP pays for the next. Don’t even get me started on the progression system, it is designed to be as tedious as possible to encourage people to buy skips and boosts. The free items of any note (Armour pieces) are so few and far between they may as well be non existent. The first free helmet is at level 81. Level 81. At the current rate this will take literally hundreds of hours to unlock.
This is malicious, this was not an accident. 343 and Microsoft are intentionally making playing the game without paying as frustrating as possible. There needs to be a rework of the progression system. We need to be able to rank up from completing matches like in every other AAA game or we aren’t going to stick around and have 343 beg us to open our wallets. I havent seen anything so blatantly scummy since EA Star Wars Battlefront 2.