Star Wars: Battlefront II Revamping Progression System With Further Updates

by Imran Khan on Jan 24, 2018 at 08:53 PM

EA and DICE have announced further updates to Star Wars: Battlefront II to take place over the coming weeks and months.

The most important bit of news is that the studio is working on a revamped progression system for the game. The existing system was the basis for the game's fairly rough critical reception and, while a pre-launch update removed the ability to pay for crystals to speed progression along, a lot of players resented the grind that paywall was circumventing.

In the blog post, DICE does not give any details about what the new progression system will look like, promising further details in March.

The game will also be receiving a new mode, titled Jetpack Cargo, coming a little bit sooner in February. From EA's description, "Two teams of eight players equipped with jet packs compete in Jetpack Cargo, a frantic, fast-paced way to play. This mode will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss it."

Finally, with the first season of Battlefront over, the new season is set to begin, with details to come in the near future.

Star Wars: Battlefront II was released in November 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Despite a myriad of controversies surrounding the title, it was one of the best selling games of December, the month Star Wars: The Last Jedi released.

[Source: Battlefront Blog]


Our Take
There's a surprising lack of detail in the announcement, which makes me wonder if they were waiting for numbers to come in before announcing it.