EA Clarifies Crate Concerns and Post Beta Changes for Star Wars: Battlefront II

October 12, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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The open beta for Star Wars: Battlefront II has ended, and EA wanted to thank players for trying the game out and providing feedback. EA has heard concerns regarding the game’s Crates and more, and they promise that Crates will not be as ‘pay-to-win’ as many have previously assumed. Star Wars: Battlefront II will release November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Here is what EA has to say about Crates on their blog:

We know you have a lot of questions about Crates and progression, so we want to clarify a few things, as the complete system was not in the Beta and will continue to be tuned over time:

  • 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.

We also have heard some players are looking for a way to play where all players will have the same set of Star Cards with flattened values. Like everything else, we will be continually making necessary changes to ensure the game is fun for everyone.

EA also notes that free content will consistently added to Battlefront II, and that the First Order Flametrooper will be worked on. There’s more information in the blog post.

Star Wars: Battlefront II will release November 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: EA Blog]