EA has issued an update which partially details some of the updates coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the next couple of months.
Following the lootbox debacle, the first note from EA is that an updated progression system is coming and they state that “player feedback is essential”. They say planned changes will address many of the issues players have been asking for but they have not detailed how they are a addressing those issues. Apparently, they will be talking about these changes at some point in March.
A new game mode is also coming to the game called Jetpack Cargo. In this mode two teams of eight players equipped with jetpacks compete against each other. Again, there’s no real detail on what this will involve but they do say it will only be available for a limited time and will be going live in February.
The next season of content is being worked on and its “coming soon”. The development team has looked at feedback from the first season say they have “learned a lot” and will be “integrating that learning” into the next season.
EA are going to have to work hard at getting the progression changes right, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 lootbox mess has not done any favours for the game or EA’s reputation since the game launched back in November. That said, their share price has jumped this week so the uproar by the community at the end of last year has had little effect on them financially longterm.