Too little, too late? Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes Go Cosmetic Only

Platforms: All

Six months after release, EA, have announced that as of 21st March loot boxes in the heavily criticised Star Wars Battlefront 2 will no longer reward players with gameplay affecting rewards and only cosmetic items, emotes and credits will be delivered via the much maligned system.

When Battlefront 2 was released, it was roundly slammed for what was deemed a cash grabbing exercise by EA with many of the familiar characters in the franchise being available via loot boxes that could either by earned through micropayments or through many, many, many hours of gameplay.

EA said in a statement, "crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased. Crates are earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, you'll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay."

This removes the payment system from behind the loot boxes entirely.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC now.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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