EA fixes the majority of the issues with Battlefront 2’s Lootboxes

Can it save the game?

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Captain Sisko says

    They still exist so you’re just as much to blame as they are for giving them a free pass. Microtransactions need to go, they were never needed before and they aren’t needed now. They’re pure, unadulterated greed. Games don’t cost that much to make that they’re necessary, that’s just bad planning and spending on the publishers/developers side. Period. Plant your feet in the ground folks, you’ll be fighting these things far longer than you want if we don’t just come together and say NO to all games that have them. “exceptions” for games means that we’ll continue to have “exceptions” in which games have them, all decided by the developer. Not you.

    Vote with your wallet. If we all avoid games with microtransactions for a single year we’d accomplish our goals. Show some will power.

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