Star Wars Battlefront II Review Summary
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is one of the most enjoyable multiplayer games of 2017, especially if you like Star Wars. It's also more flawed than it should be. Battlefront 2 doesn't deserve to be wholly defined by loot boxes, but it's inescapable given the impact they have on some of the core modes. This is why you don't tie gameplay to microtransactions.
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The US moves forward with investigating loot boxes.
It's getting hot in the Swedish game market.
The new content will focus on Star Wars: Episode 2.
Get ready to go Solo, Battlefront 2 players.
The new IP is being treated as such when the game releases in Q4 2019.
Battlefront 2's E-E-E-E-E-Ewoks are one big happy happy family again.
The games have eight weeks to comply or face fines and bans.
Games changed after the loot box debacle last year. The question is for how long?
Electronic Arts has learned from the sticks and stones.
The founder of EA's Motive Studios talks to us about battle royale, streamers, and narrative in games.
Loot crates and Star Cards will only be earned through gameplay, while paid cosmetic items will be introduced.
Now you can truly feel good about every crate you open in Battlefront 2.
The ESRB buckles to mounting legislative pressure.
Four FTC Nominees agree to address loot boxes if confirmed.
If passed, consumers under 21 will be prohibited from buying video games with loot boxes.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 pushed 9 million sales. Players will be able to get their hands on a new Battlefield game in October.
"It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something."
Goodbye Kashyyyk, I hardly knew ye.
Have fun, but if you hurt one crystal bristle on a single Vulptex, I'll find you.
Just because Disney Interactive is gone doesn't mean there isn't a team helping maintain key Star Wars games.
EA's CFO has an update about Battlefront 2's microtransactions.
EA is rolling out the first changes to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes.
Investors are a bit scared about all the Battlefront 2 scuttle.
Is it a timing issue, or is it about respecting the Star Wars IP?
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Hawaii joins Belgium in the loot box crackdown.
Belgium's Gaming Commission has reached a conclusion on loot boxes.
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EA has removed microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront 2, but only until they figure out a better way to implement them.
After months of controversy and accusations of gambling, EA may be backing down from microtransaction-driven progression.
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"[O]ur averages based on the Play First trial are much faster than what's out there."
Blizzard put in some jabs against EA while promoting StarCraft 2.
Watch as Kat gets into dogfights, slices things with lightsabers, and maybe plays some of the single-player campaign.
Be ready to deal with some noticeable bugs during the single-player campaign.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta is live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The sequel to the 2015 reboot in the Star Wars Battlefront series, EA will be releasing Battlefront 2 this November, shortly before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December.
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EA has heard your complaints about Battlefront 2 and is changing the game... again.
No, you can't just buy Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker.
Battlefront 2 rolls from one controversy to the next.
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EA putting more emphasis on "player agency" this time around. There's free single-player DLC, too.
They don't wholly ruin the multiplayer, but that doesn't mean they should be in Battlefront 2.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 dev says they hear fan feedback loud and clear.
Criticisms from the community has prompted changes to how Battlefront 2's loot system will work.
Executive meddling, poor communication, and dogged perfectionism leaves EA with another massive failure.
What do you know, EA and single-player can mix after all.
Whether it's loot boxes, CCGs, or Ultimate Team, gamers love opening packs. And big-budget developers are pushing it as far as they can.
"As a balance goal, we’re working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements."
"We think of it as a similar principle to collectible card games"
Loot Boxes are currently the most debated topic in gaming, but we've had over a decade of in-game money grabbing.
It's not just the loot boxes.
As the public beta winds down, Battlefront 2 is heading into a heated conversation.
The review aggregation website is drawing a line.
No pre-order? EA's seemingly automated beta code "bot" has your back, to the chagrin of EA probably.
There are reports of technical issues at the moment.
D23 kicks off with more Battlefront 2 news.
The open beta will include two big multiplayer modes.
Heroes across all three trilogies will be in the new Star Wars game.
The loot system in Battlefront 2 is creating some unease.
Who knew that adding classes to Star Wars: Battlefront would make the game better?
Yep, it's going to tie in pretty heavily with the lore.
EA has some new IPs coming your way, plus it promises to do a whole lot better with Star Wars Battlefront II.
Rey vs. Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars Battlefront II trailer.
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One of the best parts of the older Battlefront games is still missing in the reboot series.
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