Star Wars Battlefront II Developer Response: Loot Boxes, Overpowered Classes & More

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With the recent Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Beta taking place last weekend, EA has received a lot of feedback about the game.

According to Amazon, the in-game currency will be called Crystals and can range anywhere from $4.99 to $99.99, depending on how many Crystals you wish to purchase.

In the day and age where triple-A titles like to abuse the words "Alpha" and "Beta" to show how "early" a title is - despite it being a month out from release - we also have to deal with the act of microtransactions and cut content via DLCs that are no more than a cash grab. The post went on to clarify exactly what will be in Battlefront 2's crates and how players can upgrade the game's Star Cards. This is heightened by the fact that crates will be purchasable with crystals, meaning the more money players invest, the bigger chance they have at getting more powerful loot. "Like everything else, we will be continually making necessary changes to ensure the game is fun for everyone".

EA then acknowledges the following issues, which are being looked at: crates and progression, Strike mode, the Specialist's Infiltration ability (too powerful), and the First Order Flametrooper (too weak). We are also looking into more ways to allow players to stay and play together as a team - for launch, we'll have a new feature for you that rewards all players in a spawn wave. Any duplicate Star Card that you receive, incidentally, will provide crafting parts for upgrading the card of your choice.

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But it seems that ESRB only counts it as gambling if the players have a chance of not getting anything from the loot box . Speaking with Kotaku via email, an ESRB spokesperson stated that the "ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be gambling ".

Each loot crate has been detailed to contain more than just cosmetic items - the crates will contain Star Cars, Weapons and "other" valuable resources. We're assured that "the complete system was not in the beta and [it] will continue to be tuned over time".

"You have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons", it explained, "You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game".

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE just finished the beta test period for the upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars: Battlefront II, and while fans had a lot of nice things to say about the way it plays, a lot of people were loudly wondering about its business model.

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