EA Clarifies Loot Crate Criticisms of Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Following the end of the beta for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA has thanked everyone due to their contributions. Ahead of the game’s release on November17th, the studio revealed several upcoming changes including the controversial loot crate system.

The studio mentioned the upcoming changes via a blog post as it noted that the studio is considering changing the small-team Strike mode to best-of-three matches. The blog post noted,

  • There are many things you can earn in the game, including weapons, attachments, credits, Star Cards, Emotes, Outfits and Victory Poses.
  • As a balance goal, we’re working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements.
  • Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.
  • Players earn crates by completing challenges and other gameplay milestones, or by purchasing them with in-game credits or Crystals, our premium currency.
  • 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.
  • And lastly, you have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons. You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game.


In addition to all these changes, EA also revealed that the final version of the game will feature a deeper progression system. Most importantly, the final game won’t have a season pass meaning all of the future contents related to the game will be completely free rather than micro transaction based model. The studio is expecting that these changes will help to keep the whole gaming community together.

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