Star Wars Battlefront II’s revamped progression system is launching soon

Rejoice Star Wars and Star Wars Battlefront II fans, EA and DICE have heard your complaints about the existing progression system and is very close to relaunching with a very nice, and surprisingly fair sounding replacement.

The re-design, due to go live on March 21st will do away with the ability to purchase crates or Star Cards, and instead players will be able to just earn them by playing the game, logging in, completing daily challenges or milestones, etc. Cosmetic enhancements will be available to be purchased, either using in-game credits or crystals, which can be picked up with real currency.

For those who never picked up the game due to bad word of mouth on the old progression system, there are some pretty nice sales out there right now which includes the standard edition at Amazon for around $25.

Make sure to head on over to the official site for the full breakdown, or take a look at the highlights below.

A major Star Wars Battlefront II update is cleared for take off! Since release, we’ve been hard at work making changes based on your feedback to create a better game for all our players. Today, we’re happy to announce that the Star Wars Battlefront II Progression update, which includes a complete re-design of the in-game progression system, will begin rolling out on March 21st. There are also some additional changes coming to the cosmetics in the game, but we’ll get to that in a bit…

  • With this update, progression is now linear. Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you?ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer. If you earn enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, you’ll receive one Skill Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card you’d like to equip.
  • You’ll keep everything you?ve already earned and unlocked. You will keep all of the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned. What you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of how much or little progress you have already made.
  • 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.
  • Starting in April, you?ll be able to get appearances directly through in-game Credits or Crystals. The first new appearances are coming soon, meaning you’ll be able to grab new looks for your heroes and troopers directly by using either Credits (earned in-game) or Crystals (available to purchase in-game and through first-party stores). If you?ve ever dreamed of being a part of the Resistance as a Rodian, your chance is right around the corner.

These changes are a major step as we continue to improve the core of the game and add new content. And there?s a lot more to come. In addition to continued balance patches, we will also add a number of modes to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months, offering several standout, brand-new ways to play. Some of these, like the recently released limited-time Jetpack Cargo, are radically different than anything you’ve experienced in the game before, and we’re excited to surprise you with what we have planned.

The Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Update releases on March 21, with more content rolling out in the following weeks. We’re truly excited for the future of the game, and we would be honored if you would join us on this journey. Head to the Star Wars Battlefront II blog here to stay up to date on upcoming game updates.