DICE: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes were incomplete in the beta

DICE: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes were incomplete in the beta

Additionally, the publisher has attempted to clarify its intentions for the role of loot crates in player progression.

There has been a lot of social media activity surrounding the loot crate issue, with EA employees receiving countless complaints. Concerns have arisen over the power of loot crates and the potential for the game to turn into a "pay-to-win" experience.

Unfortunately, we don't know if the system we saw in the beta will remain the same or see some tweaks.

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", it explained.

DICE pointed out that the loot box and progression systems in the beta are not representative of the final product, but it also confirmed that players will find Star Cards (that give your character bonus abilities) in those randomized crates - you just won't get the best ones. You'll also get instant access to a special The Last Jedi-themed Millennium Falcon, as well as an epic Lightsaber Mastery Star Card for Yoda.

And lastly, you have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons.

Some upgrades will only unlock once players reach a certain rank. And even though they don't always make comments, it's mainly because "we don't feel we can add anything useful to the discussion".

As I predicted weeks before official confirmation, Star Wars: Battlefront II will be monetized with its own premium currency that's sold for real money that allows players to buy in-game loot boxes.

At the time of writing this, Star Wars: Battlefront II Crystals is now unavailable for purchase, but what we do get to know from the listing is the price tag - 500 Crystals will be available for $5, 1000 Crystals for $10, 2100 Crystals for $20, 4400 $40, and 12000 Crystals for $100.

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