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Star Wars Battlefront 2's most powerful items won't appear in loot boxes

Star Wars Battlefront 2's most powerful items won't appear in loot boxes

As is typical for beta tests, the recent Star Wars Battlefront 2 public beta generated quite a bit of feedback. Star Cards can be upgraded with crafting parts we get by destroying duplicate Star Cards.

Star Cards, which grant players special weapons and abilities, were also briefly mentioned by EA. The post then goes on to directly address the concerns that players have over the loot crate system stating that "the complete system was not in the beta".

Addressing player concerns that loot crates could effectively lead to pay-to-win scenarios for Battlefront 2, DICE explained that, "as a balance goal", it's working to implement a system where the most powerful items can only be earned via in-game achievements. EA says that users will only be able to earn that right by reaching a high enough rank, which can only be accomplished by playing the game.

"There is more player choice in multiplayer through a deeper progression system and an evolving, event-driven live service that keeps the community together by moving away from Season Pass and having all new gameplay content free for all Star Wars Battlefront II players", EA said.

The primary takeaway from the full explanation of the game's loot boxes is that the most powerful items in the game won't be coming from them. However, rather than a total overhaul and scrapping of microtransactions, I think we'll probably see a more generous distribution of in-game currency at the end of a match, or something similar.




Extending the beta also gives the developers a good idea of what bugs there might be left that still need to be iron out. And even though they don't always make comments, it's mainly because "we don't feel we can add anything useful to the discussion".

The space opera inspired video game "Star Wars Battlefront 2", developed by Electronic Arts Dice will be released in November.

Other alterations EA discussed may include changing Strike mode to a best of three, nerfing the Specialist's Infiltration ability, giving the First Order Flametrooper more firepower, and improving team play.

So far, developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have been putting a lot of focus on the game's single player, which was sorely missed from the reboot of Star Wars Battlefront.


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