After heavy criticism coming out of the Star Wars Battlefront II beta, DICE have announced major changes to the way the crate system works. Before and during the beta, Battlefront II would only dole out weapons and abilities above the base tier through crates. Now, DICE have promised to make the following changes:
- Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates
- You'll need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards
- Weapons are locked behind specific milestones
- Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them
In short, DICE want to de-emphasize a player's ability to pay-to-win. Now, it is more about putting in the time to unlock weapons through playing as a class. A full explanation of the changes can be found here. Star Wars Battlefront II is scheduled for a November 17 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.