Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Progression Being Revamped, New Season Of DLC Announced

EA DICE is working on a “revamped progression system” for Star Wars Battlefront II. In a blog post, the company said it is preparing “significant changes to progression that will address many of the things we’ve seen players asking for,” with more details coming in March.

Before that, Star Wars Battlefront II will add a new game mode, called Jetpack Cargo, in February. The limited-time mode will see two teams of eight players (all of which come equipped with a jetpack) face off. Finally, EA has announced a new Season of DLC is coming “soon,” though no more details as to what this will include have yet been revealed.

A revamped progression system could be a welcome change for Battlefront II. Some fans didn’t like the progression system present in the game at launch, which necessitated the unlocking of loot crates and tied much of a player’s growth to Star Cards. After a negative reception, DICE removed microtransactions–another source of anger from fans–from Battlefront II very shortly before launch. DICE has continued to tweak progression since, but right now microtransactions are still absent from Battlefront II. It’s unclear whether this upcoming revamp will signal their return. For more on the issues, read our explainer on all the Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy.

DICE has also continued to add new content to the shooter since launch. Just last week, a Battlefront II update added a new hero and another ship, as well as other welcome changes. All future DLC will be released for free, though the game’s Season of Last Jedi content has now ended. For more on DICE’s first-person shooter, check out our Star Wars Battlefront II review.

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