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The progression system in Star Wars Battlefront II is undergoing some changes following the beta, and Electronic Arts has outlined what players can expect.
In a post on its official website, EA said it looked at feedback from those who participated in the beta and has made several changes to the loot crate system in Star Wars Battlefront II. Epic Star Cards have been removed from crates, and players will need to reach a certain rank in order to craft upgraded Star Cards.
While a few weapons will be made available in crates, the rest can only be acquired by playing the game, with each locked behind specific milestones. Additionally, players will be able to unlock class-specific items and gear by playing as that class, as reaching specific milestones will grant them crates specific to that class.
Here’s a rundown of the changes planned for launch, courtesy of EA:
- Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates. To help keep everyone on a level playing field, these Star Cards will primarily be available through crafting, with the exception of special Epic Star Cards available through pre-order, deluxe, and starter packs.
- You’ll need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards. You won’t be able to buy a bunch of Crates, grind everything up into crafting materials, and immediately use them to get super powerful Star Cards. You can only upgrade the ability to craft higher tier Star Cards by ranking up through playing the game.
- Weapons are locked behind specific milestones. While a select few will be found in Crates, the rest can only be attained by play. Want to unlock a new weapon for your Heavy? Play as a Heavy and you’ll gain access to the class’s new weapons.
- Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them. As you progress through your favorite class, you’ll hit milestones granting you class-specific Crates. These will include a mix of Star Cards and Crafting Parts to benefit your class’s development.
EA also reaffirmed that “all upcoming weapons, maps, heroes, and vehicles introduced in Star Wars Battlefront II’s post-release content will be free.”
The use of loot crates was a major concern amongst those in the beta, raising fears that Battlefront II might end up being a pay-to-win game. Electronic Arts recently clarified the use of loot crates in attempt to assuage players’ fears.
This article and images were originally posted on [IGN Video Games] October 31, 2017 at 01:34PM
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