EA and DICE will be launching the Night on Endor update for Star Wars Battlefront 2 next week on 18 April which will include the return of in-game transactions.
After last years loot box debacle, EA is now ready to roll out the new monetisation model with Crystals and this time it’s only appearances that are purchasable with Crystals and real money. Appearances can also be earned from playing the game making the new system a lot more palatable. New appearances available in this update will include Endor Leia and Endor Han as well as 50 additional appearances.
The new game mode coming with Night on Endor is the sinister sounding Ewok Hunt which is described as follows:
Whether you begin as an Ewok defending your homeland and stalking your Imperial enemy, or as a stormtrooper fighting to escape the ambush, players can fight through the night for control of Endor in the all-new Ewok Hunt mode.
In Ewok Hunt, you start as an Ewok or in a group of stormtroopers. The ambush begins as Ewoks attack unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and other skills to take down their opponents. Each stormtrooper defeated spawns as another Ewok, multiplying until the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated, and the Ewok celebration can begin. However, the stormtroopers’ superior training and firepower are more than a match for the Ewoks. Armed with a cadre of weapons as well as flashlights to pierce the darkness, players must hold back the Ewok’s ambush if they have a hope of surviving until an extraction team can arrive.
More details on the progression system and the changes that have been made can be found in the FAQ.