EA Removes Loot Boxes Purchases From Star Wars Battlefront II Starting March 21

Posted: Mar 17 2018, 4:10am CDT | by , Updated: Mar 17 2018, 5:14am CDT, in News | Technology News

EA Removes Loot Boxes Purchases from Star Wars Battlefront II starting March 21

You will not be able to buy loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II soon.

EA announced to kill the controversial option to buy loot boxes in its blockbuster game Star Wars Battlefront II. Buying Loot boxes in games is seen as gambling as players receive a randomized set of goods. After receiving ongoing criticism, EA scrapes the option to buy crates.

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. The progression in Star Wars Battlefield II will be 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.

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.

Star Wars Battlefront II for PS4 is on sale for only $25.95 on Amazon.com.

While in Star Wars Battlefront II, you could not spend real money yet, a Japanese man makes headlines, spending over $70,000 on in-app purchases in mobile game Fate/Grand Order.

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