Star Wars: Battlefront II Premium Currency Returns (Don’t Panic), Progression System Gets Major Upgrade
Star Wars Battlefront II’s pay-to-win model of microtransactions drew a lot of ire from fans, so much so that the feature was removed from the game entirely. The idea was that eventually the feature would be reintroduced after it had been reworked and now you it seems the time has come for the Battlefront II premium currency to return. A new update hopes to not only bring back Crystals but revamp the game’s flawed progression system and add new cosmetic items for players to collect and use.
Prior to launch, Star Cards could be purchased to increase stats. These could be purchased through credits, which could be earned through organic playing, or Crystals, which were bought with real life money. After meeting incredible fan backlash and a pushback from investors, the Crystals feature was pulled to revamp how they would work in-game. Unfortunately, that left a vacuum of consequences and the entire system was left severely flawed. Thankfully the Battlefront II Progression update is set to launch next week and it completely changes everything … and for the better.
According to a recent press release, the upcoming progression update will change the mictrotransaction model in-game by removing Star Cards from loot crates altogether, “Instead, you’ll earn experience points for 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.”
Cosmetic customizations for the game have been teased in the past however it’s still great to see the title finally receiving the ability to change the looks of a player’s character. This is also where the returning Battlefront II premium currency comes into play. Players will be able to buy individual appearances directly from the in-game store with both currency collected within the game and purchased with real money.
There are still some unknowns here as there’s no word on what the premium current will cost, how many cosmetic options there will be, what star card unlocks and upgrades will cost, and more. Players will need to wait until the update hits on March 21st to find out.
Will the upcoming progression update fix the issues that continue to haunt Star Wars Battlefront II? Let us know your thoughts on the return of Star Wars Battlefront II premium currency and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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