The fuss over loot crates is still ongoing and Star Wars Battlefront II
found itself right in the middle of things... so much so that DICE removed the game's microtransactions
before the game had even released. We were promised that this was only temporary while the developer addressed other issues. As a forerunner to some of those larger changes, an update was released today that has adjusted some aspects of the game's economy and progression.
First, the end-of-round payout has been increased, especially for players who are having a good match and are doing well. At the end of the match, players will also receive more credits, something that will be noticed more by the top players on each team as they'll receive bigger bonuses.
Secondly, Arcade Mode has also received a credit boost. You'll be able to earn three times the amount of credits per day than you were doing before, but there's a catch. The Arcade Mode Credit cap has been increased to 1500 credits as players were hitting the limit too quickly. This mode will benefit from more content in the long-term too.
Thirdly, players will gain more crafting parts from the Daily Login Crates. This is to help players to craft the Star Cards that they want at a quicker speed than they were doing before.
Another update will be released tomorrow that begins the factional challenges for The Last Jedi Season. Choose to fight for either the Resistance or the First Order and compete for rewards against the other team. The next few weeks will see more content arrive for the Season. There will be free heroes: Finn will join the Resistance while Captain Phasma joins the First Order. In terms of maps, Crait will be available for Galactic Assault mode and D'Qar will join Starfighter Assault. The latter mode will also introduce Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-wing.
Finally, new chapters will be available for the single-player story mode on December 13th. Iden Versio returns in Resurrection depicting the days of the First Order’s rise to power.
What do you think of the new changes? Is the game heading in the right direction?