'Star Wars Battlefront II' revives microtransactions for cosmetics

'Star Wars Battlefront II' revives microtransactions for cosmetics

"Ewok Hunt" allows you to start off as either an Ewok or a stormtrooper, with your objective playing out differently depending on what side of the battle you're on.

Whether you begin as an Ewok defending your homeland and stalking your Imperial enemy, or as a stormtrooper fighting to escape the ambush, players can fight through the night for control of Endor in the all-new Ewok Hunt mode. Over 50 additional Appearances to personalize your units will be made available in this update (learn more about Appearances and rarities, and get even more details on this update, in our Community Transmission).

In addition, EA is bringing back premium currency, which can only be purchased using real-world money, and can only be used for cosmetic items.

Ahead of the Endor Update, EA also outlined Battlefront II's overhauled progression system.

In total there are forty new Trooper Appearances, including new Officer Appearances for both the First Order and The Empire. Ewok Hunt is a limited-time, asymmetric mode that pits a team of Ewoks against a team of Stormtroopers. We know this is something that many of you have been asking for, so we can't wait to see them in action across the galaxy. You won't be able to buy Star Cards with Crystals. The first is in the same style as the Night on Endor Update that we're releasing on April 18th, and the second is Seasons. Seasons will revolve around specific themes; the studio hasn't revealed what Season Two's theme will be, but focusing on the upcoming Solo film is a possibility. Last month's update did just that, completely overhauling how progression works in Battlefront II, and adding cosmetics so that loot boxes could still find their place. Night on Endor will also feature a balancing update and bug fixes. "We had the intent that was designed for us to have more people play it over a longer period of time", Söderlund explained.