EA Has Responded To The Battlefront 2 Loot Crate Fiasco

EA have responded to the feedback about Star Wars Battlefront 2’s loot crate fiasco that has hit the internet in the last week.

It was never clear exactly how loot crates would be handled in the final version of the game but the internet definitely was not happy that pay to win elements would be featured in the game.

EA has given us a better idea of about loot rates will work and how we can expect them to impact the main game. You can read the full blog post HERE but we’ve highlighted the important parts below. 

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.

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