In a move that feels comically late at this point, EA has announced that they have updated the Loot-box and Star Cards system in Star Wars Battlefront 2 to a level that people shouted it should be on release.
The highlights are as follows:
The update will come on the 21st of March
Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer.
Crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased
The first new appearances are coming soon, meaning you’ll be able to grab new looks for your heroes and troopers directly by using either Credits (earned in-game) or Crystals (available to purchase in-game and through first-party stores.
Is it too late for Battlefront 2 to claw back its players, and regain some of the goodwill associated with the brand? This will remain to be seen, but at least changes are happening.