Star Wars: Battlefront II is working to overcome its image problem following a controversial release. A new season of content, related to Han Solo, hit the game today. Its smattering of character skins and a map lifted from 2015's Star Wars Battlefront provide little for those hoping the game will bounce back from its rocky start.
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Star Wars Battlefront II's latest update brings microtransactions back to the game, allowing players to spend premium currency on cosmetic outfits. It's an improvement over the ability granting loot boxes from early access but pricey skins add an unwelcome new grind to a game.
Star Wars Battlefront 2's new update overhauls the game's loot box laden progression system. One of players' biggest complaints since before the game was even officially out was how hard it was to unlock iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. A new patch finally unlocks every hero character in the game.
Players who earn enough points during Star Wars: Battlefront 2 matches can play as a variety of special characters, from hi-tech Stormtroopers to the Emperor himself, but none are as deadly as the Wookiee Warrior. A new patch has nerfed these overpowered creatures and brought an end to their hairy reign of terror.
Star Wars Battlefront II's heroes were a little expensive to unlock. Responding to widespread criticism, a new blog post from EA outlines a major reduction in cost for unlocking heroes.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has everything you love from the movies: Lightsabers, starfighters and loot crates. These crates are crucial to the game's multiplayer structure, but even after being tweaked in response to widespread criticisms during the beta, they're a mess that affects balance in negative ways.