In Star Wars Battlefront 2, you earn and then spend Battle Points to use heroes and vehicles

By Brenna Hillier, Sunday, 11 June 2017 02:56 GMT

Star Wars Battlefront 2 replaces the pick up system of yore with an all new way to access heroes and vehicles.


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Star Wars Battlefront 2 introduces a new in-match currency called Battle Points.

Battle Points are earned for pretty much everything you can do in Star Wars Battlefront 2 – as long as you’re actively playing, you’ll be earning points for kills, supporting team mates, working towards objectives and more. You can also buy the in-game currency, which we’ll talk about in a minute.

These Battle Points can then be spent to unlock the sorts of things you would have had to find a pick-up icon for in the first Star Wars Battlefront. During EA’s E3 2017 presentation, we caught a glimpse on-screen of some of the kinds of thing you’ll be able to buy and how much they’ll cost you:

  • Boba Fett (hero) – 5,000 points
  • Darth Maul (hero) – 5,000 points
  • Vulture Droid – 500 points
  • Troop Transport – 1,000 points
  • AAT – 2,000 points
  • B2 Super Battle Droid – 2,000 points

This is a pretty significant change as it means that you won’t have to compete with other players for limited pickups, and you’ll have a choice of what you want to spend your points on rather than just grabbing whatever comes. In the Star Wars Battlefront 2 footage EA showed, we saw multiple players using the same Battle Points upgrades at once.

Of course, you can buy the in-game currency to speed up progress, but it won’t provide players with an in-game advantage against other players.

“If you want to accelerate, if you can’t play for a week, you can purchase [in-game currency],” design director Niklas Fegraeus told Gamespot. “The important thing is everything can be earned [through gameplay].”

Can’t wait to wade through a crowd of Darth mauls in Star Wars Battlefront 2 when it arrives in November, can you? EA had a lot more to say about the shooter, so do check in with our other Star Wars Battlefront 2 E3 2017 coverage.

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