EA has made changes to how crates work and progression in Star Wars Battlefront II after fan feedback.
To ensure for better balance, they have reworked some of the progression systems. These will be in place from launch. Epic Star Cards are no longer available in crates. Upgraded Star Cards will now require a specific rank. Weapons are locked behind specific milestones. The team will be constantly tuning and improving these systems to ensure for balance and all post launch content will be free as announced earlier. Watch the launch trailer below:
Full details of the changes are below:
Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates. To help keep everyone on a level playing field, these Star Cards will primarily be available through crafting, with the exception of special Epic Star Cards available through pre-order, deluxe, and starter packs.
You’ll need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards. You won’t be able to buy a bunch of Crates, grind everything up into crafting materials, and immediately use them to get super powerful Star Cards. You can only upgrade the ability to craft higher tier Star Cards by ranking up through playing the game.
Weapons are locked behind specific milestones. While a select few will be found in Crates, the rest can only be attained by play. Want to unlock a new weapon for your Heavy? Play as a Heavy and you’ll gain access to the class’s new weapons.
Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them. As you progress through your favorite class, you’ll hit milestones granting you class-specific Crates. These will include a mix of Star Cards and Crafting Parts to benefit your class’s development.
Star Wars Battlefront II releases on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.