Star Wars fans' anger over Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot box controversy has simmered down a bit since it erupted late last year, but don't be fooled: There's plenty of heat left in the coals. In fact, the most infamous exchange from the incident now lives as a fan-made loot box skin.
The mod, called "Pride and Accomplishment," etches those very words onto Battlefront 2's loot boxes in a very fetching Star Wars font. The words are a callback to "The Most Downvoted Reddit Comment in History," (-670k and still falling at the time of this writing) wherein an EA staffer said paying $80+ to unlock epic characters like Vader is supposed to inspire "a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes." Well, the suggestion inspired something all right.
EA quickly tried to perform damage control after the Bad Comment. It lowered the cost of unlocking Battlefront 2 heroes, then eliminated microtransactions altogether. There's no indication when they're coming back.
The brouhaha ultimately hurt EA's stock prices, and Disney probably isn't happy about the entire scene being tied to Star Wars, one of its biggest properties. The loot box joke skin is one more papercut on EA's scarred hands. A little cheeky, yes, but pretty funny.