“It’s an amazing brand that’s been built over many, many years, and so if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon, right?”
After massive backlash, getting the most down-voted comment in Reddit history, and completely redesigning the core foundations of an already released game, Electronic Arts has decided to add cosmetic microtransactions to Battlefront 2.
The new cosmetic-only microtransactions can be bought with either a premium currency (Crystals) or Credits earned in-game. I can’t imagine we’ll be seeing any “Darth Vaders in pink” tossed into the mix, but we are getting a plethora of customization options for both the hero classes and base classes. It seems that most of the customization will be focused around the base classes with only a few hero variants so far.
The new hero skins are:
- Wounded Chewbacca, with Arm Patch
- Scarred Kylo Ren, Patch over Scar
- Administrator Lando, Bespin
- Commander Iden, no Helmet
- Hooded Yoda, pulled up Hood
- Endor Leia
- Endor Han
- Ahch-To Rey
And for troopers, there will be over 40 new options including but not limited to:
- New Officer appearances (both First Order and Empire)
- Heavy Quarren (rebels)
- Twi’lek Specialist (rebels)
- Heavy Zabrak (Resistance)
- Duros Officer (Resistance)
At the same time this update drops, there will be a limited-time game mode to take part in called Ewok Hunt. This will basically be a last-player standing mode where one player starts as a
teddy bear Ewok and everyone else starts as a Stormtrooper. From there, every Stormtrooper that dies will respawn as an Ewok until there’s only one left. These limited-time game modes will become a regular occurrence moving forward.
Read more about what’s upcoming for Battlefront 2 in the latest Community Transmission.