Star Wars Battlefront 2 has changed its crate and progression systems in response to criticism

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 05:21 GMT

Changes are being made to Star Wars Battlefront 2 to address issues players had with a possible ‘pay to win’ element introduced in the beta.

The loot system in the beta copped some criticism for the ways it seemed to reward players who were willing to spend more money with a greater shot at victory. The game clearly had balance issues in its loot crates, and although Dice put out a statement to further clarify how things would work in the final game, not everyone was satisfied.

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Now the game’s official page has released a new post to discuss the changes that have been made to these systems because of player feedback. The basic gist is that paid crate purchases within the game will not immediately reward you with more power the way many feared.

Here are the major changes listed on the page:

  • 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.

This might not be as bad as it seemed, then, although we’ll have to wait until Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches on November 17 to really know for sure.

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