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DICE working on a revamped progression system for Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II didn't have the smoothest launch last year, mainly due to the controversy surrounding the use of loot boxes that dispensed gameplay advantages to users that purchased them. Ultimately, EA removed the offending microtransactions system just hours before the game's launch amidst the massive backlash, and it has not been re-implemented yet.

Today in a blog post, DICE revealed that it is working on a revamped progression system for the game. Although information regarding what exactly will these changes be wasn't shared, the developer stated that "Your feedback has been essential here, and we are preparing significant changes to progression that will address many of the things we've seen players asking for."

The "significant changes" may be alluding to the removal of loot boxes altogether, which are still part of the progression system albeit without the aforementioned monetary aspects, and not just some reward adjustments like the ones we saw in a previous update.

In any case, we will have to wait a bit longer to find out the specifics, as DICE plans to announce them in March, which also means the actual revamp update could come even later.

In addition to the progression changes, Battlefront II is set to receive a new game mode titled Jetpack Cargo in February, that will only be available for a limited time. The mode pits two teams of eight against each other, with all players being granted a jetpack for some fast-paced action.

Also announced was a new season of content that will follow in the footsteps of last year's The Last Jedi themed season. DICE stated that it will take on board lessons it learned from the previous season, but once again, the developer is tight-lipped on the exact details, promising to reveal more information soon.

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