We got to experience the Star Wars Battlefront 2 open beta recently and as it came to a close, it raised a lot of concerns among fans about the lucrative way that EA incorporated micro-transactions in the game! The player progression system revolved around lootboxes and the game did not credit anyone based on skill in an online match, awarding the same number of points to everyone regardless of kills and performance.
EA and DICE have now reassured players that they are processing feedback from the open beta regarding the controversies:
Rest assured, we’re continuing to listen to you coming out of Beta,…..We’re taking a look at some of the most discussed topics, from Crates and progression to Strike mode (which we’re considering changing to a best of three), the Specialist’s Infiltration ability (which might be a little too overpowered) and more. Oh, and the First Order Flametrooper needs some work — we agree he could use a little more… firepower…”
They said that the entire system (lootbox and progression) was not implemented in the beta and they’ll be sure to fine tune it so it can be more effective for players who put in the grind rather than putting focus on buying lootboxes.
They said that they want most of the powerful in-game items to be earned through in-game achievements and progression which will result in a better less-divided community (erasure of the pay-to-win formula that it is currently). The post also mentioned in details what the crates present in the game are going to offer:
“Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.
Players earn crates by completing challenges and other gameplay milestones, or by purchasing them with in-game credits or Crystals, our premium currency.
If you get a duplicate Star Card in a crate, you will get crafting parts which you can then use to help upgrade the Star Card of your choice.
And lastly, you have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons. You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game.”
Star Wars Battlefront 2 comes out for the PS4, Xbox One and PC in November, let us know in the comments section below if you’re going to pick up a copy. Stay tuned for more!