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Star Wars Battlefront II Yoda Gameplay and Kylo Ren Abilities Showcased

Andrew Wilson Michael Newberg | CNBC Andrew Wilson
Sherri Watson | 02 November, 2017, 02:25

Star Wars Battlefront II set to launch on November 17, coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Really good. But there was one thing about it that had us anxious: its implementation of loot crates. This eliminates one of the largest loopholes that may have led to "pay to win" mechanics, where players might potentially buy in-game crates to generate crafting materials, and then subsequently craft the most powerful Cards. And with the cries of Star Wars fans ringing in EA's ears, they've done something about it. Star Wars Battlefront 2 still has loot crates, but now they sound like they'll be much better implemented at launch.

Additionally, players will need to reach certain ranks in order to craft upgraded Star Cards, a decision that should have a positive impact on the new player experience in particular. The blog post also states that most weapons will be attained through play, rather than from crates; for example, most new weapons for the Heavy class can only be obtained from playing as that class. Moreover, class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them.

'While we will be making adjustments based on feedback from the beta, which is great - and we'll continue a daily dialogue with our players to make ongoing adjustments for many years to come, as this event-driven live service continues - we feel very good about the fact that you can earn nearly everything in the game'.

While loot boxes in full-priced games are often the subject of a great deal of controversy, it was the layering of these previously mentioned "pay-to-win" elements on top of Battlefront II's Crates system that has frustrated many players.

And balance and fairness inside of gameplay is very important to our community.

EA also historically discounts its Madden game every year when the Super Bowl comes around to capitalize on the increased interest.

These loot boxes, initially discovered by players during the game's recent public beta testing period, contained in-game "Star Cards" that offered direct gameplay bonuses to anyone lucky enough to receive them.

Before exhibitors can begin screening "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this December, they must first commit to a set of top-secret terms that numerous theater owners say are the most onerous they've ever seen. All upcoming weapons, maps, heroes, and vehicles introduced in Star Wars Battlefront II's post-release content will be free so that players can play alongside friends as the world of Star Wars Battlefront II continues to grow. Now we know what kind of tweaks they've made.