EA and DICE made an important announcement regarding their Crate and progression for Star Wars Battlefront ΙΙ. It appears the feedback from the players has not gone unnoticed, because some big adjustments have been made.
After the Battlefront ΙΙ beta finished, DICE took all the feedback they received from players and incorporated it into their launch plans. Below is a list that outlines what you should expect for Star Wars Battlefront ΙΙ:
- 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.
DICE also stated the systems, “as well as all of the others”, would be continually improved on. So let’s hope they don’t revert back to their old ways. They also mentioned all their weapons, maps, heroes, and vehicles after launch, would be free content. This is so “players can play alongside friends as the world of Star Wars Battlefront II continues to grow.”