It’s actually pretty sensible.
Activision’s Call of Duty Elite may be long dead, but EA’s response to that, Battlefield Premium, surprisingly still lives on, and items and perks are locked to Battlefield Premium subscribers tot his day. The upcoming Battlefield Hardline, jointly developed by Visceral Games and DICE, is no different, as items are anticipated to be exclusive to Battlefield Premium in that game too. But if you were curious what items exactly, well then, the beta may have given us a first look at that.
It’s nothing special, – just some nice cosmetic items. These will be wearable gold and silver patches, and they will be reserved only for Premium members. In fact, their description reads, “Premium subscribers will find these Patches in Silver and Gold Battlepacks.”
I guess this is a nice way of further monetization- it’s a very minor and cosmetic change, and does not unfairly favor a player over the other based on who paid more, but still incentivizes all players to cough up more cash. It’s pretty player friendly, and I can safely say I am surprised at seeing something like this coming from EA.
Battlefield Hardline launches on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC. Stay tuned for more coverage.