To sum up the above, DICE is shipping a $59.99 game that will be tuned over time - even though it's a sequel to the 2015 outing - but they managed to add in a feature in the game that's a month out from release (although it's still now in "beta"), and they claim that it's not complete?
EA has outlined a plan that they believe will prevent Star Wars Battlefront 2 from becoming pay-to-win.
During the quote-unquote "beta" of Star Wars Battlefront 2 by EA and DICE, a lot of gamers raised concern over the controversial implementation of loot boxes that called for heavy grinding to make progress through its system.
Extending the beta also gives the developers a good idea of what bugs there might be left that still need to be iron out.
Unfortunately, we don't know if the system we saw in the beta will remain the same or see some tweaks.
Crates will continue to contain Star Cards, along with outfits, emotes, and victory poses. To balance everything what players can earn, EA says that the most powerful items can only be earned through in-game achievements. Perhaps more importantly, they stated in the post that the game won't have Season Passes - all extra content will be free, with an "evolving, event-driven live service" for future releases. Star Cards can be upgraded with crafting parts we get by destroying duplicate Star Cards.
Each loot crate has been detailed to contain more than just cosmetic items - the crates will contain Star Cars, Weapons and "other" valuable resources. This sounds like a fair enough solution, at least short term, but it still appears they haven't found a way to keep the game balanced when the player actually reaches the higher ranks, so it'll be interesting to see if they make more changes.
DICE has provided a list to clear up some issues players may have had.
Players have not responded well to the loot crate system in the Battlefront 2 beta, which grants users various perks based on what they collect from them.
Other alterations EA discussed may include changing Strike mode to a best of three, nerfing the Specialist's Infiltration ability, giving the First Order Flametrooper more firepower, and improving team play.
"Star Wars Battlefront 2" is scheduled for release on November 17 for the PS4, the Xbox One, and the PC.