Star Wars Battlefront 2 Updates To Add Season 2 & Progression Tweaks

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 is getting big progression changes in March and a new mode in February. A recent blog post outlines the game's plans for early 2018. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. EA

Star Wars Battlefront 2 fans will likely appreciate the most recent blog post from the game’s developers at DICE. Progression tweaks are due to arrive in March, but it sounds like a new seasonal event will begin sooner than that.

As part of a three-item list, DICE outlined its biggest points of emphasis for Battlefront 2 in early 2018. Chief among them is a “revamped progression system” that will “address many of the things we’ve seen players asking for.” While the developer will provide concrete details on those adjustments by March, it’s reasonable to think a huge focal point will be reducing reliance on randomized loot crates, revitalizing the rigged Star Card system and possibly adding cosmetic items for Rebel and Empire troops.

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Battlefront 2's progression system has been a mess since October's beta. Photo: DICE/EA

In addition to those critical changes, Battlefront 2 will also be infused with new content in the form of a new mode and new season of heroes. The mode, called Jetpack Cargo, is a limited-time affair in which two teams of eight are outfitted with jetpacks that offer extra mobility. As for Season 2, no substantial information was provided beyond the fact that it’s coming “soon.” That vague timeframe has been visible in-game for quite some time. If we had to guess, we’d imagine Season 2 will likely be starting or partially underway by the time Jetpack Cargo debuts in February.

In other words, despite damaging the EA's reputation and financial reports, the publisher remains committed to making Star Wars Battlefront 2 the game fans always envisioned. While it’s disheartening to know those progression adjustments are still more than a month away, their implementation could potentially save one of 2017’s most disappointing games. As far as content Season 2 is concerned, DICE Design Director Dennis Brännvall‏ has been making plenty of prequel references in recent tweets. Will General Grievous, Jar Jar Binks or Anakin Skywalker join the hero roster next?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Expect more info on Season 2 soon.

What do you think of DICE’s latest update to the Battlefront 2 timeline? Is March too late for meaningful progression changes? Tell us in the comments section!

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