Star Wars Battlefront 2 changes loot box system in response to criticism
Battlefront's beta highlighted a few issues with loot boxes.
Changes are on the way to Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot box system, following outcry from fans during the game's recent beta.
Players took issue with the way loot crates work in Battlefront 2 earlier this month when it was revealed that purchasing the in-game boxes would give you items that made it easier to win games, flagging what could be a "pay-to-win" issue for the final release.
EA has now released a new statement clarifying the changes that have been made to Battlefront 2's crates, showing that some of the most powerful rewards will now be locked behind certain milestones and won't be available immediately to whoever pays the most money.
Here's the specifics:
- 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.
Do you think these changes are enough to sway fan opinion on Battlefront's loot boxes? Let us know in the comments!
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