EA Announce Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Crate Changes
Following the Beta of Star Wars Battlefront 2 in early October, EA have been taking feedback from players on how to improve the game. One of the biggest issues was how many people believed that the Loot Crates had brought in a pay-to-win element into the game. EA have now announced some changes to the way Star Cards and Crates will work.
Here are the details:
- 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.
It’ll be interesting to see if this fixes some of the worries about the Loot Crates. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 17th.
What do you think of these changes?