Star Wars Battlefront 2 update: DICE has good news for fans after beta controversy

Star Wars Battlefront 2 developer DICE has some good news for fans after the recent beta controversy.

Ahead of the November release date, Battlefront 2 fans were concerned about the game’s progression system after playing the recent beta.

Similar to games like Overwatch, players can earn loot boxes (Crates) by levelling up and completing objectives.

The major difference, however, is that while Overwatch’s loot boxes contain cosmetic items like new skins and emotes, Battlefront 2’s Crates contain Star Cards that can boost your power.

Fans can also buy these Crates with real money, which means that anybody willing to spend extra cash could feasibly have an advantage on the battlefield.

Responding to the criticism in a recent blog post, DICE said that it is working on a way to balance the system out.

The post reads: “We know you have a lot of questions about Crates and progression, so we want to clarify a few things, as the complete system was not in the Beta and will continue to be tuned over time:

  • There are many things you can earn in the game, including weapons, attachments, credits, Star Cards, Emotes, Outfits and Victory Poses.
  • As a balance goal, we’re working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements.
  • 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.

DICE said that it will continue to update and improve the system until it’s fair.

“We also have heard some players are looking for a way to play where all players will have the same set of Star Cards with flattened values,” the post continues.

“Like everything else, we will be continually making necessary changes to ensure the game is fun for everyone.

“We will work to make sure the system is balanced both for players who want to earn everything, as well as for players who are short on time and would like to move faster in their progress towards various rewards.”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a November 17 release date on PS4, Xbox One and PC.