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Microtransactions Return to Star Wars Battlefront 2

Microtransactions Return to Star Wars Battlefront 2
From IGN - April 13, 2018
By Jordan Sirani

Microtransactions are returning to Star Wars Battlefront II alongside the Endor Update on April 18.

The revamped microtransaction system brings back Crystals as the sole item that can be purchased with real-world money. Crystals will strictly be used to unlock cosmetic skins, such as Endor Leia and Endor Han, which are two of the 50 new personalization items being introduced in this latest update. For those who dont want to spend money, these items can also be purchased with in-game credits.

The update also brings with it a new, limited-time multiplayer mode called Ewok Hunt, which pits Ewoks against Stormtroopers. Ewoks, armed with Wisties and spears, must wipe out all Stormtroopers to win the match, while Stormtroopers win by holding off the Ewoks for an undefined amount of time until an extraction team arrives. However, fallen Stormtroopers respawn as Ewoks, creating an ever-growing army of furry, little creatures.

Microtransactions were pulled from Battlefront IIhours ahead of its launch in North America, reportedly due to Disney CEO Bob Igers concern over the intense backlash the original system received from fans. The reimplementation of the system doesnt come as a surprise, as EA previously said Crystals would return in the first half of 2018.

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