Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate changes detailed

Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate changes have been detailed by EA and DICE, and will be considerably different than in its beta.

Here’s what’s changed since we’ve had a crack at the game:

  • Epic Star Cards, which allow players to use extra abilities or weapons, will no longer be confined to loot crates. Players will either have to craft them, or acquire them by buying the deluxe editions of Battlefront 2.
  • Players will have to increase their in-game rank in order to upgrade their Star Cards using crafting materials, which are still found in loot crates.
  • The majority of class-based weapons will be unlocked through regular play as that class. There will also be loot crates limited to certain classes, which will include parts and Star Cards to create new items and gear with.

“The Beta gave us a welcome chance to test all of our systems in action and tune things up for better balance,” a blog post on the game’s website reads. “A few weeks back, we mentioned we were going to take another look at how the progression system works.”

The above changes make the game far less pay-to-win than in the beta — but do you think it’s enough? Sound off in the comments area, below.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 17 November.

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