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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 progression system tweaked in response to beta

If you had enough spare funds, you could easily become the most powerful player around by collecting Epic Star Cards from crates. Luckily, the company decided to make some much-needed changes so that the game is fair for everyone. The changes as a result of the beta are listed below.

  • Epic Star Cards will be the highest level of Star Cards available at launch. A Star Card allows players to equip extra abilities or weapons beyond their standard blaster to help them in combat. Epic Star Cards have been removed from Loot Crates. According to EA, to help keep everyone on a level playing field, these higher Star Cards will be available through crafting and as pre-order bonuses depending on your edition.
  • You'll need to attain a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards. Better Star Cards can only be created if you play the game for a while and reach a certain level. This means that people with the means can't simply buy a bunch of Loot Crates, break them down, and craft the best ones on the first day.
  • Weapons are locked behind milestones. A few of the weapons are found in Loot Crates, but if you want to unlock the best ones for a particular class, you'll have to play as that class for a while.
  • Class gear and other items can be unlocked by playing as that class. As you keep on leveling up, you hit milestones and get Loot Crates. They include a mix of Star Cards and Crafting Parts.

It's great to see that the beta had this much of an impact on the final version of the game. The developers have promised to keep on tweaking Star Wars: Battlefront 2 even after launch. Hopefully the future changes will have a positive impact on the game. It shouldn't have been pay-to-win in the first place.

In Star Wars: Battlefront 2, you embark on a first or third-person action experience in the acclaimed universe. Iconic characters like Darth Maul, Han Solo and Kylo Ren make an appearance in this game and there should be plenty of other surprises across its campaign and multiplayer modes. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches on November 17, 2017 on Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation 4. Be sure to check out the game if you're interested at retailers. Remember, the title is getting enhanced for Xbox One X! Additionally, EA Access members can play the game early.

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5 Comments
  • "depending on your edition" So you can still pay more money for a competitive advantage. Never buying this game. EVER.  
  • I agree screw EA and their practiced lately.
  • If you buy the expensive editions you do gain better items. You're correct.
  • I don't buy games that u can pay to win... If they want a game like this, make it free and just sell the boxes ...
  • Sounds pay to win. **** that.