Players who don't want to purchase these items by spending real-world money on Crystals can still purchase the items using in-game credits.
There must be some serious mind control devices over at EA, with the publisher reintroducing microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, because why the hell not. In Ewok Hunt, you'll play as either an Ewok or a Stormtrooper - if you're an Ewok, your goal is to eliminate all Stormtrooper players, while the Stormtroopers have to survive an undetermined amount of time as they wait for extraction. First, Crystals can only be used to buy Appearances, which are cosmetic items.
In Ewok Hunt, you start as an Ewok or in a group of stormtroopers. 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.
For more, check out IGN's Star Wars Battlefront II review, which called it a "Star Wars experience that's stunning to look at and wonderfully faithful to the source material, but it stumbles hard on the delivery". Now EA has confirmed that a new mode is coming along with the return of the game's premium currency Crystals.
Yes, microtransactions are back and that's upsetting, but did you say "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). As many of you have suspected, all our focus was on the Progression Update, as we felt this was the most important improvement to the game that we needed to make.
"We hear you loud and clear, so we're turning off all in-game purchases", Gabrielson said.
EA pulled microtransactions from Battlefront II after significant backlash from fans over their inclusion in the game. More info about its specific contents will become available closer to launch.