Star Wars Battlefront II is set to release soon, and the game is being hotly discussed by some gamers. Not because the game features amazing gameplay, but because of the game’s loot crate system. Loot crates are something that is a bit of a hot topic at the moment, with many claiming that loot crates are glorified gambling.
Battlefront II’s loot crates also faced extra scrutiny, as many of those who played in the beta claimed that the loot crate system allowed for a pay to win experience. Following this DICE claimed to have revised the system, and have locked weapons behind milestones. “Want to unlock a new weapon for your Heavy? Play as a Heavy and you’ll gain access to the class’s new weapons” EA explained in a blog post.
Loot crates in Battlefront II can be purchased using the game’s in-game currency, Crystals. Hero crates cost 110 Crystals, Starfighter crates cost 120 Crystals and Trooper crates cost 200 Crystals each. Crystals can in turn be bought with real money, and now we we have a pricing for these Crystals. Those of you EA Access members get the Crystals for a cheaper price. These prices are taken from the UK Xbox Store.
500 Crystals – £3.99 (£3.59 EA Access)
1000 Crystals – £7.99 (£7.19 EA Access)
2100 Crystals – £15.99 (£14.39 EA Access)
4400 Crystals – £31.99 (£28.79 EA Access)
12,000 Crystals – £79.99 (£71.99 EA Access)
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