Players were up in arms over the items players could pay to get in the loot crates found in Star Wars Battlefront 2, which many felt led to a pay-to-win system. Gamers around the world were pissed about the fact that players could get Epic Star Cards from these crates from the get-go, so now they’ll only be unlockable through crafting. Although, these cards will still be in crates if you paid for them as pre-order bonuses.
DICE also detailed that to craft these level of cards players will have to progress to a certain level first, so they can’t just breakdown their loot early on to get better gear. You can read about all of the changes below, or just head over to the forum to read the post in full.
- 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.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 17, 2017.
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