I didn’t know what Battlerite was until they pretty much made the headlines a few days ago. Battlerite is the newly released indie “arena brawler” game by Stunlock Studios, the developers who also made Bloodline Champions.
The game managed to stay on the news by virtue of its high player count. This week’s patch, though, my word, this week’s patch is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. Not only do gamers get introduced to a brand new champion (Destiny ‘The Sky Ranger’) but we also see a jab to the chest of a certain company.
See, the developers at Stunlock watched the entire Battlefront II loot box fiasco from the sidelines. Considering they saw the infamous Reddit response made during an AMA of the game, which goes as follows:
“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes. As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch.”
You can read the full statement here, but the downvotes on this post are nothing short of amazing. The player backlash was just so huge that different gaming and gambling commissions had to look at the issue. This Loot Box controversy also rose the concerns of multiple government organizations from Australia, Hawaii, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
So, how can Stunlock Studios react to EA’s current situation? With a snarky comment on their update description that would make me proud. With the latest Battlerite update, Stunlock Studios added a new pose whose description is an all too obvious reference to the above post.
The Dab of Pride and Accomplishment – New Legendary Pose available for Croak. Can be unlocked for 20,000 Tokens. “The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking this item.” This item can only be purchased with tokens and will not drop in chests.
Oh my God, why didn’t I write that?! Making fun of the most hated post in Reddit’s history and I wasn’t the one who wrote it! Regardless of such, this is a very well done jab at Electronic Arts’ current Battlefront II situation. Once again, I should act like a big boy here but, honestly? I just don’t care about Battlefront II at all, so there.