Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been confirmed to feature loot box micro-transactions. While this is a common occurrence in games these days, some players are concerned about the contents of these loot boxes.
With the loot boxes in Battlefront 2, players have two options. Players can either earn credits by playing the game normally, or they can top up their credits balance by purchasing credits with real money. These credits can then be spent to purchase and open loot boxes, or otherwise known as 'Crates' in Battlefront 2.
Players are also given crates for logging in regularly - so players have the opportunity to earn rewards for being a loyal player. All of the crates in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will contain a number of different rewards, including Star Cards, Crafting Materials, and Credits.
Credits can be used to purchase more crates, while Crafting Materials can be used to craft more Star Cards. Finally, Star Cards include upgrades for heroes and characters in Star Wars Battlefront 2.
These Star Cards do include cosmetic changes, but they also include some improvements to stats, including stats that affect damage reduction. This gives players who have a lot of money to invest in the game, a higher chance to get the best Star Cards. It should be noted that players who open chests with credits still have a chance to get good Star Cards.
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