Star Wars Battlefront II’s progression system is about to receive a complete overhaul.
DICE and EA’s second shot at the Star Wars license was a huge misstep. Though Star Wars Battlefront II rectified the lack of content problem the original suffered from, the game failed when it came to meaningful progression. The entire progression system was tied to microtransactions, which caused an uproar that sparked international attention. DICE and EA pulled microtransactions, promising to fix the progression system. Well, those changes are finally coming.
The Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Update completely redesigns the in-game progression system by pulling all Star Cards out of the crates. Progression is now linear and tied to each class, hero, and ship. Playing as these units nabs that class experience, and, when they level up, a skill point that can be spent on unlocking or upgrading a Star Card. You’ll keep everything you’ve already earned and unlocked.
Star Cards have been completely, 100% removed from Crates. In addition, players will no longer be able to purchase Crates with Credits or with real-world currency. They can only be earned by logging in daily, completing milestones, and through timed challenges. Crates will drop Credits and cosmetic items only.
The only thing that microtransactions will affect are the upcoming appearances, which are purchased directly with Crystals or in-game Credits. Starting in April, these new skins will allow players to finally customize their favorite troopers and heroes. While we don’t know how many Crystals or Credits it’ll take to unlock a new skin, but it is nice players don’t have to deal with an RNG system.
Star Wars Battlefront II is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned for more changes DICE will roll out in the near future.