EA’s ongoing efforts to appease the Star Wars Battlefront 2 naysayers have now seen it increase the rewards received by players after completing a match.
Early testing seems to suggest that the amount of credits handed out after a game has roughly doubled. The best performers in each match will enjoy the biggest gains, which perhaps goes someway to addressing the issue of player-created bots filling out multiplayer matches in an effort to grind rewards when players are away.
Users playing in the offline arcade mode can now earn up to 1,500 credits per day, up from the previous limit of 500. Also upped is the number of crafting parts received through the daily free crate. This had been set at just five credits, but now seems to have been increased to 15.
None of this completely removes the required grind, but should help to alleviate it somewhat, even though the loot box system remains in place.
“We’re excited to have launched the game to the world, but recognize that there have been some challenges along the way. We have learned a lot, and are making adjustments to the game to ensure the best experience possible,” an update said.
“While these are only some initial steps toward making much larger changes, some of these are ready to roll, and are available starting today.
“Thank you again for your passion around this game. Star Wars is special to all of us, and we all want to experience that world in fun, exciting ways. If you're already playing the game and are loving it, we want to thank you for taking the time to do so. We have a lot planned, and are excited to show you what’s to come.”
This week sees the release of the first of Battlefront 2’s The Last Jedi content. A lot more will follow on December 13th alongside the release of the movie. It’s not yet known when or if microtransactions will be added back into the game.