'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Progression Update Detailed With Release Date

Isaac Cain
March 17, 2018

As the publisher noted, with this update, progression will be now linear.

Scheduled to roll out on Wednesday, March 21, Star Wars Battlefront II is finally getting an update to its in-game progression system that will reward players for actually playing as the class or character they want to upgrade.

It had been all quiet on the loot box front, that is until EA posted an update today outlining the new, tweaked progression system. Nothing inside the crates will have an impact on gameplay. When enough experience points are earned to gain a level for that unit, one Skill Point will be distributed for use to unlock or upgrade an eligible Star Card. It seems that entire Loot Box system has been scrapped in this redesign.

Progression is linear: That means gameplay-specific items, like Star Cards, can only be obtained via gameplay.

Not only do loot boxes prey upon the easily addicted, but by allowing people an advantage that they can simply buy, instead of earning, the whole concept of fair and balanced gameplay is put at risk. The first update will be out next week on 21st March, with further updates to overhaul the game's cosmetics coming in April. What you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of how much or little progress you have already made.

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Star Wars Battlefront II is now available worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, and on PC (Origin).

Now, daily play is the exclusive way to earn crates, which will only include emotes and cosmetic tweaks for your gear. Since release, we've been hard at work making changes based on your feedback to create a better game for all our players. These same items are also purchasable through in-game credits and crystals which can be earned via traditional gameplay. Crates will drop Credits and cosmetic items only.

Though this is a massive change, players can keep what they've already earned and unlocked, including Star cards. You can check out more information at the official EA site. Following the controversy, Disney stepped in to push EA to make some changes to resolve the issues.

EA plans to introduce a number of new modes to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months, with some of them being "radically different than anything you've experienced in the game before". 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.

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