Here's How Much 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Loot Boxes Will Cost at Launch
Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches November 17th, but a 10-hour trial on EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access on PC is giving us an idea of what we can expect from the game's controversial loot crates, Eurogamer reports. Many beta players complained the game's progression and loot crate systems give an unfair advantage, and EA promised to tweak them. Battlefront 2's buyable currency is Crystals, which can apparently be bought in bundles of 500 ($4.99), 1000 ($9.99), 2100 ($19.99), 4400 ($39.00), and 12,000 ($99.99). There are reportedly three types of loot crates: Trooper, Starfighter, and Hero. Each has one or two Star Cards, plus one item and some crafting parts or in-game currency called Credits.
YouTube channel XfactorGaming recently bought and opened 85 crates to see what they'd get from them. They picked up a variety of blue and green-tier Star Cards they felt gave an obvious edge in combat. It seems that, despite EA's assurances, Battlefront 2 is still a little "pay-to-win."