Battlefront II Gets Guinness World Record for Most Downvoted Comment on Reddit

We would imagine this is one record the makers of Star Wars: Battlefront II would rather not have — Reddit message with most downvotes (683,000).

When the history books are written about the current generation of consoles Star Wars: Battlefront II is going to go down as one of the most influential video games of all time, but not for any of the reasons that were originally intended.

The game’s greedy use of microtransactions was so bad that the fan uprising (rebellion, you might say) was so much that EA were forced (ahem) to cut them out just days before launch.

That then had a knock-on effect on other publishers, who also started removing microtransactions from their games. And while they’re certainly not gone from every game Battlefront II did help to turn many gamers against the concept, at least when they appear in full price games.

The entry is not even from the special video game-only Guinness World Record book but the ordinary one, with Reddit user-amsha-noticing the addition and taking the above scan. As you can see, the entry notes that an official post by EA, responding to players’ complaints about loot boxes, has 683,000 downvotes. By comparison the second most downvoted, about the Avengers, is only on 88,906.

This entry is from the 2020 edition of Guinness World Records, which is available now.