EA patents overhauled Battle Pass system

By Tom West,
EA has reportedly filed a new patent for an overhauled Battle Pass system, which will give players more freedom of choice when choosing what rewards they want to earn in games like Apex Legends and potentially Battlefield.

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Battle Passes are tied to pretty much every popular online game, and EA titles like Apex Legends are no different, except that EA looks to be about to give the system a shake-up. A patent has surfaced online (thanks, VG247) detailing a Seasonal Reward Distribution System (Battle Pass) that offers players a virtual rewards map that displays multiple pathways containing differing rewards. This will give players a “non-linear” progression system to work through, each in-game season.

The new system “provides a series of reward nodes connected by links, resulting in a plurality of pathways or tracks that a user can select during advancement within the video game,” details the patent. With these options in place, you’ll be able to decide which tracks are more rewarding to you personally. The patent continues: “The virtual map can provide a visual representation of a non-linear pathway or tracks that a user can follow based on how the user would like to proceed and what types of rewards the user prefers to unlock.”

Interestingly, the patent also details a way of the game pausing for everyone when a player levels up in Battle Pass. It states that ‘pausing gameplays for each of the clients except the first client when the in-game status is favourable to pausing the gameplays for the first client,” which, on paper at least, sounds like an odd system.

What do you think about EA’s plans to overhaul its Battle Pass system? Let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Hey, I'm Tom! I joined TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2021 as a Staff Writer. I'm a big achievement hunting fan so you may come across me in a session sometime. In a few short words I'm a hard rocking, alternative gamer with an addiction to The Elder Scrolls Online and a passion for wolves!