Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Loot Boxes See Changes

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Loot Boxes See Changes

Publisher EA and developer DICE heard your cries after the Star Wars Battlefront II beta. Many players were concerned that the game’s loot boxes would result in pay-to-win scenarios, where spending more money would give you an edge. Changes have now been made to the system in response.

Star Cards – which provide customisation items, buffs, and skills – are earned through crates, but Epic variants are no longer included. Instead, players will have to get them through crafting. Some Epic Star Cards will still be available through starter packs, by pre-ordering, or through special editions of the game.

To slow players purchasing crates and breaking them down into resources for crafting, a level requirement will be imposed on some cards.

As GameSpot reports, a “select few” weapons will be exclusive to crates, but the developer will provide access to most of them by playing. These are behind specific milestones, earned for levelling up different classes.

“This system, as well as all of the others, will be continually iterated on and improved,” DICE said in a statement.

Star Wars Battlefront II launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by siamese
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 9:26 AM
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Good news. Still hate the no squad option though. Looking forward to hearing what they plan to do with that. After they beta they said there would be changes "so that playing together is easier" but I didnt get the feeling that they were going to actually make it like the Battlefield games.

I don't want to squad with randoms that just happen to die and spawn back in at the same time as me, I want to squad with friends and play tactically.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 9:28 AM
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“This system, as well as all of the others, will be continually iterated on and improved,” DICE said in a statement.

Translation: we will try again when the fuss dies down.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 11:48 AM
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Sooo about that matchmaking algorithm patent though...
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 1:09 PM
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1 November 2017, 11:48 AM Reply to Bank
Sooo about that matchmaking algorithm patent though...
Wrong company but I’d not be surprised if they already did it just didn’t mention it to anybody
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 1:52 PM
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1 November 2017, 01:09 PM Reply to AdamC
Wrong company but I’d not be surprised if they already did it just didn’t mention it to anybody
That's their secret my friend... EA is too good (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 10:07 PM
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But the whole progression system is still mainly random, so its still a sh*tty system, just ever so slightly less sh*tty.