Video games go into beta testing for a reason. That is no different for Electronic Arts' Star Wars Battlefront II as results from its own beta are already yielding literally game-changing alterations.
EA publicist Nicole Fodran explains:
"We’ve made changes to crates and progression based on player’s feedback. The Star Wars Battlefront II beta gave us a welcome chance to test all of our systems in action and tune things up for better balance. A few weeks ago, we mentioned we were going to take another look at how the progression system works and after incorporating community feedback, we’re happy to share our plans for launch."
Those changes include:
- Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates
- You'll need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards
- Weapons are locked behind specific milestones
- Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them
"We’ll be continuously looking at player feedback to help fine tune and improve this system and others in the game, as we’re committed to keeping the community together including releasing all post-launch content for free and going to make sure that the game is fun for everyone," Fodran says.
Star Wars Battlefront II Nov. 17 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.