It has been two months since EA and DICE launched Star Wars Battlefront II and during that time, the publisher and developers have been very quiet on the subject. Microtransactions have remained switched off but issues with the progression system still remain. Now this week, we finally got an update, with DICE announcing that it will be completely reworking Battlefront II's progression system.
In a January news update for the game, DICE wrote: “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.”
The bad news is that we still don't have concrete details, or know how these changes will affect microtransactions. However, DICE will be “sharing more details about these changes in March”, almost four months after the game's initial release.
On the plus side, if you do happen to be playing and enjoying Battlefront II, then there is some content you can look forward to in the meantime. For starters, a limited time game mode called ‘Jetpack Cargo' is coming next month, which will put two teams of eight players against each other, all equipped with jetpacks. A new season of content is also coming, so expect a new map and potentially some new hero characters too.
KitGuru Says: While it might be too late to completely redeem Battlefront II in the public eye, it's nice to see that DICE is going to try. However, it all depends on what changes are made. Given that it is taking this long, I imagine there will be a substantial revamp, hopefully without Star Cards.