EA's first update to its embattled Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot economy are now live. While EA says these are only the initial steps towards fixing the overall issues in Battlefront 2, the new updates seem to boil down to giving players more credits for completing activities. That in turn should speed up the rate which you unlock other in-game content.
As part of the new updates, the end-of-round payout will increase across the board, but especially for players who finish atop the scoreboard. Players previously complained that there were no incentives to play well in competitive matches since the rewards for top players were so low. This new update should change things in that regard.
Additional changes include three times more Credits daily in Arcade Mode, with the limit upped to 1500 Credits Daily, and Login Crates will have more crafting parts to help players craft the Star Cards they actually want faster.
These updates don't necessarily address the pay-to-win aspects of Battlefront 2, but pays out players more Credits to help them purchase in-game rewards much faster. And these are early steps towards much larger changes according to EA.
The updates also come just in time for the Last Jedi season of content which includes free heroes, maps, and vehicles. There will also be a factional mode where players can side with either the First Order or Resistance to compete for your chosen side. Finn and Phasma join as new hero characters that can be unlocked and new maps from Last Jedi locations like Crait and D'Qar will also be available.
Lastly, there will also be more Iden Versio content with new chapters in Battlefront 2's main story campaign that follows Versio's career during the rise of the First Order.
It remains to be seen how these changes will affect the economy in Battlefront 2. But as EA says repeatedly in its blog post, these are just the first of more updates down the line.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.