Electronic Arts and DICE have announced some of the changes in development for Star Wars Battlefront 2 to come in 2018.
Writing in a recent blog post, EA reflected on The Last Jedi content update that launched in December 2017 alongside the major motion picture.
42% of players sided with Finn and The Resistance while 58% favoured the evil intentions of Captain Phasma and her First Order superiors.
Over 156 million showdowns were had during the event’s duration, showcasing that Battlefront 2’s lootbox controversy didn’t deter some players.
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Upcoming changes for 2018 will include a new season of content alongside a completely revamped progression system. It’s likely players will receive new maps, characters and weapons throughout the next 12 months.
‘We’re working on a revamped progression system. Your feedback has been essential here, and we are preparing significant changes to progression that will address many of the things we’ve seen players asking for. We’ll be sharing more details about these changes in March.’
A new game mode known as Jetpack Cavalry is coming in February. This will involve two teams of eight players fighting it out while equipped with jetpacks. It will only be available for a limited time.
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Games editor Brett Phipps scored Star Wars Battlefront 2 a 6/10 in his review. While impressed by its exciting multiplayer and solo campaign, he found issue with the game’s aggressive meta-game reliant on microtransactions.
‘Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a great game spoiled by a terrible business model. DICE and EA are going to be under a huge amount of pressure not just to tweak, but completely overhaul the meta-game or face an even bigger fan backlash than they have already.’
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