EA is again on the stage with microtransactions which is a highly popular and hated subject lately. You all remember that the community went crazy after Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s microtransactions system and EA stepped back, saying that they need to work on the subject some more. Along with that, EA reduced the Hero unlocking credits in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 by 75%, yet it was a insufficient move in the eyes of the community.
Today, we know that EA is bringing back microtransactions to Battlefront 2 in April. Before they arrive, EA will launch an update on March 21 in order to change and improve the progression system. Now, you can unlock Crates and get Star Cards and other items which impact gameplay. After the update, you can only get Star Cards through standard progression.
“If you earn enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, you’ll receive one Skill Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card you’d like to equip.” says EA. If you already have Star Cards, you will still have them after the update along with your heroes and weapons.
Crates, on the other hand, will be given to you by completing timed challenges and logging in every day. These Crates will only include cosmetic items and Credits.
In April, EA also bring a new in-game store to the game and you will be able to purchase new character customization options with your Credits or Crystals.
EA calls that progression update a major step to improve the core of the game and add new content. Along with the new progression system, EA promises new modes for Battlefront II in the future and new ways to keep the game fresh. Some modes will be radically different, according to the announcement.
We will be back with more detailed news. Stay tuned!