Immediately after the ending of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, the community didn’t hold back on citing their opinions on one key issue hurting the anticipated title—that issue being Loot Crates. EA and DICE have looked over many of the concerns for their next title, and today the company responded to those complaints with upcoming changes for when the finished product launches on November 17th. In a blog post by EA, the company gave an extensive clarification as to how their working on fixing the issue, balancing out the wrong and how loot crates will be better served.

EA has stated they’re looking in making some rebuff to many aspects of the game such as; the small-team Strike mode to best-of-three matches, toning down the Specialist close-quarters ‘Infiltration’ ability and tuning up the First Order Flametrooper’s ‘firepower’. As we know from playing the Beta, players received additional points by sticking close to your spawn squad, EA is now considering adding further rewards to users in a spawn wave.

As for the main key issue—Loot Crates—EA has carefully explained how they’ll be tackling this issue come the game’s official release date with these key hints.

  • There are many things you can earn in the game, including weapons, attachments, credits, Star Cards, Emotes, Outfits and Victory Poses.
  • As a balance goal, we’re working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements.
  • Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.
  • Players earn crates by completing challenges and other gameplay milestones, or by purchasing them with in-game credits or Crystals, our premium currency.
  • If you get a duplicate Star Card in a crate, you will get crafting parts which you can then use to help upgrade the Star Card of your choice.
  • And lastly, you have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons. You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game.

The company has also promised a deeper progression system than what was presented in the public beta. We know that Battlefront 2 will not contain a Season Pass, yet extra content will be introduced free in the future through events, and weekly rewards. However, that doesn’t mean they’re not excluding microtransactions from the game altogether—hopefully, making the use of putting in real money as an option rather than a the-need-to.

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