Since Star Wars: Battlefront 2 doesn’t have a season pass, they’re apparently going the loot crate option in a similar manner to Blizzard’s Overwatch. However, the Battlefront 2 loot crates have gotten some criticism from players, who are afraid that the presence of buyable loot crates may make the game pay-to-win.
Loot crates are something that normally is one of the most-bought microtransations, giving players skins, abilities, new weapons, and more. Blizzard’s Overwatch loot crates mainly focus on skins for characters, along with emblems, gestures, and other cosmetic things. However, EA-style loot crates also allow new classes and abilities, along with new weapons and more.
Battlefront 2 loot crates, according to EA, contain a variety of Star Cards that do things like increase your damage, allow you to heal your teammates, or give you extra health. This has, of course, not gone over well with fans of the game, who are worried that players might buy packs and make use of their Star Cards to gain an advantage in gameplay.
Thankfully, if you’re a player that doesn’t want to spend a ton of money buying loot boxes to kit your character out, then you can still earn currency to buy loot crates just by playing it. There’s nothing stopping people that want to spend money on the game from buying a ton of boxes right from the start and powering up their character, however.
Really the possibility of equal Battlefront 2 loot crates being equal with one another also relies on how much in-game currency that you get per game. If you get a lot that you can spend on a variety of things like loot boxes and all of the cosmetic stuff, then there shouldn’t really be any issue, but then again there’s likely many shooter gamers out there that wouldn’t blink at spending a hundred dollars on loot boxes.