After having teased that changes were on the way about two months ago, DICE and Electronic Arts revealed the newly overhauled progression system for Star Wars Battlefront 2, which showed that progression is going to be much more linear in the game after a new update. What wasn't explicitly mentioned, though, and which has now been confirmed, is the fact that the most recent update has unlocked all of the science fiction shooter's heroes and villains, making them playable to all.
Starting today, those who log into Star Wars Battlefront 2 after applying the Update 2.0 patch will be given access to the full collection of heroes and their special vehicles, as well as a set of seven crates that contain emotes, victory poses, as well as 500 Credits included for good measure. For anyone who already has a particular emote or pose being offered in the crates, 1,000 Credits will be given to them for the duplicate.
In addition to the aforementioned changes to Star Wars Battlefront 2, the science fiction shooter's Arcade mode will see all Epic Star Cards and weapons available for use without needing to be unlocked first "so that Arcade can be more freely used as a sandbox to try out new combinations." What's more is that Update 2.0 adds the Bespin map from the 2015 iteration of Battlefront, and it can now be played in certain Battlefront 2 modes – specifically, Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, and "for a limited time" in Jetpack Cargo.
Without a doubt, the most significant alterations made in Star Wars Battlefront 2's Update 2.0 are in the changes made to the progression system and its unlocking of all the game's heroes and villains, but there are other tweaks that can be found in the full patch notes right here. While some fans will see the contents of Update 2.0 as a step in the right direction for DICE and Electronic Arts' treatment of the game, many will likely remain wary of the title and be skeptical of the followups that the companies have planned for the future due to the loot box controversy surrounding Battlefront 2's launch.
That said, though, it's quite possible that Electronic Arts has learned its lesson regarding the unfavorable roll out of Star Wars Battlefront 2 last year. As it so happens, recent reports have indicated that EA is doing all it can to avoid a pay-to-win model in forthcoming sequels such as its next Battlefield game. After all, the video game publishing company surely doesn't want to encounter another major drop in its stocks like the way it did during the storm of controversy stirred up by Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Electronic Arts