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Tekken 8 Players Are Not Happy about New Battle Pass

To spend $70 on a game and then be asked to get the Tekken Fight Pass doesn't seem fair.

Image credit: Bandai Namco Studios

During the Tekken Talk stream, the Tekken 8 developers announced the Tekken Fight Pass – what looks like a battle pass with cosmetic items. As described by MP1st, "during the specified period, players can increase their level by completing daily and weekly missions in online matches, allowing them to obtain various items." So yes, a battle pass.

Naturally, players were not thrilled to hear that. Just a reminder: the game costs $70 and already has a Season Pass for the character DLCs and an in-game store. Now, you'll have more ways to spend money if you don't know what to do with it.

Image credit: MP1st

It doesn't even matter how much the Fight Pass will be, the power of money vacuuming is strong in this one.

"I personally purchased/pre-ordered ultimate edition believing I would get all the DLC content with the season pass," one player said. "They were dishonest and lied, they always knew there was going to be a Tekken shop and battle pass but yet spoon-fed it to the community because they knew there would have been backlash if they told us from the beginning. Absolute scum bags. These business practices are rotten to the core but it seems a lot of people are happy to bend over and allow themselves to get their back doors smashed in by corporate greed."

"Disappointed," added another. "Would have never bought the Collector’s Edition had I known that you guys would patch in a microtransaction shop AND Battle Passes. At least Street Fighter 6 had the decency to say this upfront. You should be ashamed."

On X/Twitter, the Chief Producer of Tekken and Bandai Namco Esports, Yasuda Esports, clarified that the Fight Pass can be purchased with 600 Tekken Coins, "but you can earn a total of 600 TC by unlocking all levels. If you are going to play it for a long time, please get it." So I guess it's marketed as a one-time solution that will then be self-bought if you play enough.

Whatever the case, I'd expect something like this from a free-to-play game, like Overwatch 2, but a $70 experience should come equipped with everything already.

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  • Anonymous user

    Speak for yoursef. Game has plenty of base content, I dont really care much about cosmetics but this is all the pass is, and theres a decent amount of free stuff included not to mention at the end of the day it means adding more stuff to the game over time. And apparently they premiun version pays itself if you complete it, but thats besides the point.

    To the guy that bought the collectors, they were very clear of what it included. If its the digital one, I myself saw no value in any of it, if is the physical ones the extra items is where is at. Character DLC, which in my opinion is the thing that actually matters, are a sad reality of modern fighting games but they were clear those would be a thing way before the game was launched.

    TLDR: Youre all morons.

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