Electronic Arts have heard the fan complaints loud and clear coming out of the Star Wars Battlefront II beta, and are making changes to both the in-game crates and progression system. Some of the changes include removing Epic Star Cards (which are the highest tier) from the crates in order to create a “level playing field,” and locking weapons behind milestones. That’ll force players to earn the equipment through play, rather than purchasing crates.
Here are the changes that Electronic Arts are making to the Star Wars Battlefront II crates:
- 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 II is set to release on November 17.