The discussion has been coming to head this week all while the Star Wars Battlefront IIbeta went on in the background.
To sum up the above, DICE is shipping a $59.99 game that will be tuned over time - even though it's a sequel to the 2015 outing - but they managed to add in a feature in the game that's a month out from release (although it's still now in "beta"), and they claim that it's not complete?
Additionally, unlocking most weapons and upgrading Star Cards will only be accessible in accordance with a player's rank, which can only be progressed by playing the game.
As a balance goal, we're working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements.
With the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta now over, EA clarifies how they want crates and other perks to work in the final release.
Crates will be earned by completing challenges, reaching gameplay milestones, purchasing with in-game credits or Crystals, and premium currency.
Inside crates, you'll find Star Cards, emotes, victory poses, and outfits; any duplicate Star Cards you receive are turned into crafting parts that can be put toward other Star Cards of your choosing.
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Crates will include Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses. 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.
What did you think of the loot system seen in the beta?
In a blog post thanking beta players for their efforts, DICE explained that it will be " taking a look at some of the most discussed topics" following Battlefront's week-long beta. This means that newcomers will never have the advantage that lucky beta members have, which will force them to pay for better stuff.
Following the negative feedback being given, I don't doubt that the loot system will be tweaked. However, I keep seeing people say "well, just don't buy the loot boxes".
And you, our community, will play a big role in the evolution of the game.
Unfortunately, we don't know if the system we saw in the beta will remain the same or see some tweaks.