Star Wars Battlefront II Developer Response: Loot Boxes, Overpowered Classes & More

Doris Richards
October 13, 2017

Fortunately, EA has been listening, and they've gone ahead and issued a response to all of the feedback gathered during the beta period. Over the past few weeks, concern has been mounting that the game will feature pay-to-win microtransactions for loot crates. We're assured that "the complete system was not in the beta and [it] will continue to be tuned over time". "Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, outfits, emotes, or victory poses". This is heightened by the fact that crates will be purchasable with crystals, meaning the more money players invest, the bigger chance they have at getting more powerful loot.

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.

Despite DICE's reassurances, there are still those who want to play a version of the game where you don't have to worry about what Star Cards you or your opponent have access to.

Some upgrades will only unlock once players reach a certain rank.


DICE is also considering changing Strike Mode to a best of three solution, nerfing the Spcialist's infiltration and buffing the firepower of the First Order Flametrooper. There will also be a new mechanic added for launch that rewards all players in a spawn wave, encouraging gamers to stay and play together as a team.

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE just finished the beta test period for the upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars: Battlefront II, and while fans had a lot of nice things to say about the way it plays, a lot of people were loudly wondering about its business model.

At the time of writing this, Star Wars: Battlefront II Crystals is now unavailable for purchase, but what we do get to know from the listing is the price tag - 500 Crystals will be available for $5, 1000 Crystals for $10, 2100 Crystals for $20, 4400 $40, and 12000 Crystals for $100. If they make positive changes based on feedback will be the shocker.

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