But no, I’m just being cynical. I’m sure EA would never do anything like that, right?
They have changed a bunch of stuff regarding the Battlefront 2 loot chests. Here are the bullet points if you don’t want to click (in even more bullet-pointy form than the article I just linked to).
- You can’t get the best stuff from crates anymore. You have to craft it.
- In order to craft it, you need to level up to a certain rank.
- You can unlock stuff for a class by playing as that class
The loot chests are still there, though, and I understand there are a lot of people that will settle for nothing short of their complete and utter removal from gaming as we know it. But, barring that, these changes do, on the surface, seem to remove some of the most grievous and immediate pay-to-win concerns.
They’ve made it so the best stuff is achieved by playing the game, and nobody can drop a boat load of cash on Day 1 and own all of the most epic Star Cards. I’m not going to try and defend the continued existence of the loot crates right now, but at least these changes are something.
Of course, I am not naive enough to believe that it will last, or that EA has had any sort of change of heart regarding microtransactions.
Update: We have a new limited poster up for grabs. Orders end next week.