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Jackfrags plays Battlefront 2 for first time since Nov 2017

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ArchAngeL_777
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edited April 28
Hey all. Thought this was worth a post on the forums. Some really good press for Battlefront 2.

For those of you who don't know, Jackfrags is a very well known YouTuber. He creates gameplay videos for a variety of shooters, but seems to be most well known for his Battlefield videos. He apparently tuned into Battlefront Updates playing Capital Supremacy and liked what he saw. So for the first time since November 2017, he played Battlefront 2 and uploaded the video of it.

He drew Geonosis on Capital Supremacy. Looks like he had a great time, and said he might do a Kashyyyk video.

Enjoy!


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  • Empire_TW
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    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Big YouTubers playing a game doesn't necessarily mean that game is gonna get a better population.

    For example, back around December, a youtuber called isorrowproductions started a series of videos for a game called Victoria 2 which only had an active player base around 1000 players, his videos all got a view count of 300,000-500,000 views. One even made it to the youtube trending page. Despite all that Victoria 2's population didn't change in the slightest, no new surge of new players.

    I'll use another example that involves Jackfrags, he has made videos about BF4 and PUBG too yet there hasn't been any new surge in new players there, not any that I've heard of nor am I hearing anything about BF4 or PUBG having big surges back into popularity.

    LOL!! Ironically, BF4 has a healthy online community despite no content support since 2015. I still regularly play on PS4. Many consider it the best Battlefield on current consoles. PUBG is still one of the most watched games on Twitch with a thriving community.

    Like it or not, something tipped him off to even watch Battlefront Updates and get interested in the game. It's more of the positive trend in recent months. Jackfrags is very well known among Battlefield players. If he keeps making videos of Battlefront 2 as he said he might, then he will absolutely bring people to this game. Battlefront 2 is not dead, it's still recent, still getting active support, and seeing a YouTuber with influence like Jackfrags enjoying the game is often all it takes for someone to give it a shot.

    I don't see how a video about a game people have been very well aware of would change anything, seeing a video of a game doesn't make me want to play a game.
    I guarantee DICE knows who Jackfrags is and are very happy about this.

    DICE has been aware and have been working with JackFrags for a very long time now, since BF3 at least.
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  • Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Big YouTubers playing a game doesn't necessarily mean that game is gonna get a better population.

    For example, back around December, a youtuber called isorrowproductions started a series of videos for a game called Victoria 2 which only had an active player base around 1000 players, his videos all got a view count of 300,000-500,000 views. One even made it to the youtube trending page. Despite all that Victoria 2's population didn't change in the slightest, no new surge of new players.

    I'll use another example that involves Jackfrags, he has made videos about BF4 and PUBG too yet there hasn't been any new surge in new players there, not any that I've heard of nor am I hearing anything about BF4 or PUBG having big surges back into popularity.

    LOL!! Ironically, BF4 has a healthy online community despite no content support since 2015. I still regularly play on PS4. Many consider it the best Battlefield on current consoles. PUBG is still one of the most watched games on Twitch with a thriving community.

    Like it or not, something tipped him off to even watch Battlefront Updates and get interested in the game. It's more of the positive trend in recent months. Jackfrags is very well known among Battlefield players. If he keeps making videos of Battlefront 2 as he said he might, then he will absolutely bring people to this game. Battlefront 2 is not dead, it's still recent, still getting active support, and seeing a YouTuber with influence like Jackfrags enjoying the game is often all it takes for someone to give it a shot.

    I don't see how a video about a game people have been very well aware of would change anything, seeing a video of a game doesn't make me want to play a game.

    So you've never watched gameplay of a game you were interested in? There's a lot of people who are interested in a good Star Wars Battlefront game. People who passed on this game due to the loot box controversy. They may see Jackfrags having fun playing it and decide to give it a shot, especially since it's usually heavily discounted.
    I guarantee DICE knows who Jackfrags is and are very happy about this.
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    DICE has been aware and have been working with JackFrags for a very long time now, since BF3 at least.

    Exactly. They work with him because of his influence in the community. That same influence can work for this game too.
  • Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Big YouTubers playing a game doesn't necessarily mean that game is gonna get a better population.

    For example, back around December, a youtuber called isorrowproductions started a series of videos for a game called Victoria 2 which only had an active player base around 1000 players, his videos all got a view count of 300,000-500,000 views. One even made it to the youtube trending page. Despite all that Victoria 2's population didn't change in the slightest, no new surge of new players.

    I'll use another example that involves Jackfrags, he has made videos about BF4 and PUBG too yet there hasn't been any new surge in new players there, not any that I've heard of nor am I hearing anything about BF4 or PUBG having big surges back into popularity.

    LOL!! Ironically, BF4 has a healthy online community despite no content support since 2015. I still regularly play on PS4. Many consider it the best Battlefield on current consoles. PUBG is still one of the most watched games on Twitch with a thriving community.

    Like it or not, something tipped him off to even watch Battlefront Updates and get interested in the game. It's more of the positive trend in recent months. Jackfrags is very well known among Battlefield players. If he keeps making videos of Battlefront 2 as he said he might, then he will absolutely bring people to this game. Battlefront 2 is not dead, it's still recent, still getting active support, and seeing a YouTuber with influence like Jackfrags enjoying the game is often all it takes for someone to give it a shot.

    I don't see how a video about a game people have been very well aware of would change anything, seeing a video of a game doesn't make me want to play a game.

    So you've never watched gameplay of a game you were interested in? There's a lot of people who are interested in a good Star Wars Battlefront game. People who passed on this game due to the loot box controversy. They may see Jackfrags having fun playing it and decide to give it a shot, especially since it's usually heavily discounted.

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  • Did anyone actually watch the video? Any legit comments on that?
  • Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Big YouTubers playing a game doesn't necessarily mean that game is gonna get a better population.

    For example, back around December, a youtuber called isorrowproductions started a series of videos for a game called Victoria 2 which only had an active player base around 1000 players, his videos all got a view count of 300,000-500,000 views. One even made it to the youtube trending page. Despite all that Victoria 2's population didn't change in the slightest, no new surge of new players.

    I'll use another example that involves Jackfrags, he has made videos about BF4 and PUBG too yet there hasn't been any new surge in new players there, not any that I've heard of nor am I hearing anything about BF4 or PUBG having big surges back into popularity.

    LOL!! Ironically, BF4 has a healthy online community despite no content support since 2015. I still regularly play on PS4. Many consider it the best Battlefield on current consoles. PUBG is still one of the most watched games on Twitch with a thriving community.

    Like it or not, something tipped him off to even watch Battlefront Updates and get interested in the game. It's more of the positive trend in recent months. Jackfrags is very well known among Battlefield players. If he keeps making videos of Battlefront 2 as he said he might, then he will absolutely bring people to this game. Battlefront 2 is not dead, it's still recent, still getting active support, and seeing a YouTuber with influence like Jackfrags enjoying the game is often all it takes for someone to give it a shot.

    I don't see how a video about a game people have been very well aware of would change anything, seeing a video of a game doesn't make me want to play a game.

    So you've never watched gameplay of a game you were interested in? There's a lot of people who are interested in a good Star Wars Battlefront game. People who passed on this game due to the loot box controversy. They may see Jackfrags having fun playing it and decide to give it a shot, especially since it's usually heavily discounted.
    I guarantee DICE knows who Jackfrags is and are very happy about this.
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    DICE has been aware and have been working with JackFrags for a very long time now, since BF3 at least.

    Exactly. They work with him because of his influence in the community. That same influence can work for this game too.

    No, I don't know anyone else who base buying a game on what a youtuber thinks. Myself and anyone I know base whether we get a game on it's beta/demos, trailers, or recommendations from real life people, most people make up their own minds on this sort of thing.

    If them changing the progression system a year ago didn't bring in people who didn't buy specifically because of the progression system why would a video now bring them in?

    Jackfrags is known for his Battlefield content, not game recommendations. Most of the people who watched this specific video probably already have their minds made up about this game and him just making a video of him playing it most likely won't change their minds.
    I think all the toxicity on the forums is ultimately why the developers spend more time on Reddit than on here

    and the game will continue to suffer.

    This is exactly what I'm talking about. You guys make stuff up when you don't have anything legit to rag on.

    I just listed several legit things. You ignored them, as per usual
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  • bfloo
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    Draco_RSA wrote: »
    unit900000 wrote: »
    he actually liked CS? are you sure this guy is drug free? Lol

    I have a feeling he was paid by EA to do this video for publicity.

    I waas going to ask if he got paid like that fortnite kid did to play Apex
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  • bfloo
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    GenxDarchi wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    Big YouTubers playing a game doesn't necessarily mean that game is gonna get a better population.

    For example, back around December, a youtuber called isorrowproductions started a series of videos for a game called Victoria 2 which only had an active player base around 1000 players, his videos all got a view count of 300,000-500,000 views. One even made it to the youtube trending page. Despite all that Victoria 2's population didn't change in the slightest, no new surge of new players.

    I'll use another example that involves Jackfrags, he has made videos about BF4 and PUBG too yet there hasn't been any new surge in new players there, not any that I've heard of nor am I hearing anything about BF4 or PUBG having big surges back into popularity.

    LOL!! Ironically, BF4 has a healthy online community despite no content support since 2015. I still regularly play on PS4. Many consider it the best Battlefield on current consoles. PUBG is still one of the most watched games on Twitch with a thriving community.

    Like it or not, something tipped him off to even watch Battlefront Updates and get interested in the game. It's more of the positive trend in recent months. Jackfrags is very well known among Battlefield players. If he keeps making videos of Battlefront 2 as he said he might, then he will absolutely bring people to this game. Battlefront 2 is not dead, it's still recent, still getting active support, and seeing a YouTuber with influence like Jackfrags enjoying the game is often all it takes for someone to give it a shot.

    I don't see how a video about a game people have been very well aware of would change anything, seeing a video of a game doesn't make me want to play a game.

    So you've never watched gameplay of a game you were interested in? There's a lot of people who are interested in a good Star Wars Battlefront game. People who passed on this game due to the loot box controversy. They may see Jackfrags having fun playing it and decide to give it a shot, especially since it's usually heavily discounted.
    I guarantee DICE knows who Jackfrags is and are very happy about this.
    Empire_TW wrote: »
    DICE has been aware and have been working with JackFrags for a very long time now, since BF3 at least.

    Exactly. They work with him because of his influence in the community. That same influence can work for this game too.

    No, I don't know anyone else who base buying a game on what a youtuber thinks. Myself and anyone I know base whether we get a game on it's beta/demos, trailers, or recommendations from real life people, most people make up their own minds on this sort of thing.

    If them changing the progression system a year ago didn't bring in people who didn't buy specifically because of the progression system why would a video now bring them in?

    Jackfrags is known for his Battlefield content, not game recommendations. Most of the people who watched this specific video probably already have their minds made up about this game and him just making a video of him playing it most likely won't change their minds.
    I think all the toxicity on the forums is ultimately why the developers spend more time on Reddit than on here

    and the game will continue to suffer.

    This is exactly what I'm talking about. You guys make stuff up when you don't have anything legit to rag on. And here you've totally sidetracked this thread with it.
    1. Yes Jackfrags absolutely influences the people viewing his videos, as does Shroud and others streaming games on Twitch. This is a fact of today's gaming and internet culture. That's why these guys get invited everywhere and get sponsored to play these games. There are a lot of people who do tune in to see what the gameplay is like before buying.
    2. After a year and a half, this game is back to player numbers on the level of the launch month. That's not suffering.

    What evidence suggests that this game is back to launch numbers? A comment from known liars who refuse to actually prove this statistic is hardly evidence

    Man, it’s funny how many people just auto believe the devs. First with EOR matchmaking, then Launch numbers, then Yoda Dash strike being a bug. Just ridiculous.

    With how bad the launch was for this game, going back to 2017 numbers doesn't necessarily mean they went up.
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  • So,

    Some YouTube kid hasn't played this game since launch and now his opinion is going to steer millions back to the game and his opinion has some sort of significance?

    Laughable.

    and this conquest is absolutely nothing like battlefield conquest. Comparing the two is laughable.

    And Reddit, just how many times do we have to discuss the problems of that place. Paid shills just a big self pleasure place. Post a thread about dooku's pajamas and get 10,000 upvotes.
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  • bfloo
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    tankertoad wrote: »
    So,

    Some YouTube kid hasn't played this game since launch and now his opinion is going to steer millions back to the game and his opinion has some sort of significance?

    Laughable.

    and this conquest is absolutely nothing like battlefield conquest. Comparing the two is laughable.

    And Reddit, just how many times do we have to discuss the problems of that place. Paid shills just a big self pleasure place. Post a thread about dooku's pajamas and get 10,000 upvotes.

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  • Xerogon
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    edited April 29
    Imo this isn’t anything to get to excited about. I like Jack Frags well enough be he’s not a star wars guy that I’m aware of. Battlefield 5 must be doing bad lol, that’s how these guys work. For this game to get any traction with youtubers and twitch we need things like a competitive scene and private matches at the very least IMO,

    This game is more casual that splatoon 2 at the moment and it’s getting worse not better. I will say this, if JF can encourage better more competitive game modes I’m all for him.
  • DarthLando wrote: »
    >Posts about the game being crappy, and talking about how to fix it.

    All the snowflakes on the forum

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    Yeah that’s really accurate, some people actually think this is a great game!
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  • Xerogon
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    Draco_RSA wrote: »
    unit900000 wrote: »
    he actually liked CS? are you sure this guy is drug free? Lol

    I have a feeling he was paid by EA to do this video for publicity.

    I wouldn’t doubt that because this seems out of his character.
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