A major Star Wars Battlefront II update is coming ladies and gentlemen. Since release, EA has been hard at work making changes based on our feedback to create a better game for all players. EA has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront II Progression update, which includes a complete re-design of the in-game progression system, will begin rolling out on the 21st of March. There are also some additional changes coming to the cosmetics in the game.
· With this update, progression is now linear. Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer. 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.
· You’ll keep everything you’ve already earned and unlocked. You will keep all of the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned. What you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of how much or little progress you have already made.
· Crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased. Crates are earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, you’ll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay.
· Starting in April, you’ll be able to get appearances directly through in-game Credits or Crystals. The first new appearances are coming soon, meaning you’ll be able to grab new looks for your heroes and troopers directly by using either Credits (earned in-game) or Crystals (available to purchase in-game and through first-party stores). If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of the Resistance as a Rodian, your chance is right around the corner.
These changes are a major step as EA clearly hope to improve the core of the game and add new content. And there’s a lot more to come. In addition to continued balance patches, we will also add a number of modes to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months, offering several standout, brand-new ways to play. Some of these, like the recently released limited-time Jetpack Cargo, is radically different than anything players have experienced in the game before.
This is all well and good and it’s a fascinating update to Battlefront II. But is it too little too late? Only time will tell when the update is released.
The Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Update releases on the 21st of March, with more content rolling out in the following weeks. Head to the Star Wars Battlefront II blog here to stay up to date on upcoming game updates.