Loot boxes, crates, and microtransactions have been a pretty hot topic
recently. One of the many titles that comes under the topic's umbrella is DICE and Electronic Arts' upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II
, which recently had a multiplayer beta
into which many will have dived. Thanks to the feedback of the community, DICE decided to discuss
the game's loot box system. Now, we have details on what's changed.
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.
As you can already imagine, the development team will be looking to work on and improve their crate system. They've also confirmed that all of the upcoming weapons, maps, heroes, and vehicles introduced in the game's post-release content will be free for everyone. This way, players joining the battle at a later date will be able to play with the future veterans.
To finish off, check out the launch trailer showcasing the Star Wars
battles we know and love from all three eras:
Star Wars Battlefront II
is set to release on November 17th.