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.”

Source: EA