Speaking of #LootBoxMonth (Fuck you, EA.) I have been having to keep track about Star Wars: Battlefront II. It’s no secret it’s difficult to grind for credits in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, no wonder many players dislike the publisher so much. But when you do something gamers hate, gamers will fight back in clever ways.
Much like how we saw how players were cheating to get Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s loot boxes. Star Wars: Battlefront II players have found a way to cheat the system with one trick involving a simple rubber band.
Reddit user Lowberg dropped the bomb when he created a “progression droid” (a robot) to “unskillfully collect credits”. The elaborate creation uses lollipop sticks to press buttons and move the character around, allowing them to gain credits from a match without actually taking part and without being kicked from the game for being AFK.
This is creative and good on its own right, a very clever way to take care of the grind that comes with Star Wars: Battlefront II. But the attempt at creativity has already been trumped with a much simpler solution that also involves using a rubber band.
Reddit user F0ngen showed that by attaching a rubber band around each toggle stick and securing its placement to the back of the controller, it actually does the same as Lowberg’s robot by keeping the character moving and avoiding being booted as AFK.
While this is a method that doesn’t accelerate the process of getting EXP, it does allow players to not pay attention to Star Wars: Battlefront II and get their credits.
You could just not buy the damned game to begin with because it’s this awful. But for the people who made the mistake and don’t have much time on their hands, it’s there.
I should be doing the “Big boy” thing and say that these practices can potentially ruin the experience for other players. But I don’t really care about what happens to Star Wars: Battlefront II and its player base, they already ruined #MLPMonth so, blah.