DICE Responds To Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Box Fiasco

DICE Responds To Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Box Fiasco

There has been a lot of discussion on the loot crate system that appeared in Star Wars Battlefront II beta, but as many may have expected (since it was a beta), the progression system was very far from complete, and today DICE explained more in depth how it'll work in a dedicated blog post. The developers are also considering making Strike Mode best out of three, nerfing the Specialists' Infiltration ability, buffing the First Order's Flametroopers, a new feature that rewards all players in a spawn wave, and other ways of incentivising team work.

EA has recently addressed some of these concerns with a recent statement that says they are looking at the system for launch, and "working towards" having the most powerful items earned only through in-game achievements. As well as villains such as bounty hunter Boba Fett, Electronic Arts confirmed that Darth Vader is a playable character in Star Wars Battlefront 2, so those looking to push the power of the Dark Side in the game are bound to have plenty of options available to them.

We are beyond the Star Wars Battlefront II beta, and it looks like the game is going to have microtransactions.

Crates will be earned by completing challenges, reaching gameplay milestones, purchasing with in-game credits or Crystals, and premium currency. This is due to the fact that no additional new content will be made available, so players will still have to wait for the November release to be able to play the full version of the game - if they have already grown exhausted of the beta test.

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On loot crates and progressions, they want to point out that many "things" can be earned in-game such as weapons, attachments, credits, Star Cards, Emotes, Outfits and Victory Poses.

Crates will include a mix of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.

EA has outlined a plan that they believe will prevent Star Wars Battlefront 2 from becoming pay-to-win.

So even if you splash some real-world cash, some gameplay is still required to get your Star Cards to their most powerful form. Star Card upgrades and unlocking weapons can be achieved with a high enough rank which means you need to play to get your hands on these.

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