No grinding of Credits needed to get all heroes going forward.
DICE’s newest update for Star Wars Battlefront 2 is now live on all platforms. Along with removing Star Cards from loot crates and only stuffing the latter with emotes, poses and credits, it does another great thing. All heroes and ships have been unlocked so you don’t have to worry about grinding for Credits.
This change will complement the new leveling system for heroes, classes and ships going forward. All characters/ships will grant a skill point on leveling up from experience (which is earned through gameplay). These skill points can then be used to either unlock a Star Card or upgrade it. Subsequently, all Star Cards and weapons in Arcade Mode upto Epic level are being unlocked.
“Arcade can be more freely used as a sandbox to try out new combinations. This change also provides more gameplay options for players who aren’t interested in playing multiplayer,” said community manager Sledgehammer70.
Bespin has also been added to Blast mode, Heroes vs. Villains, Arcade and Jetpack Cargo as a new location. This is only for a limited time though so try it out quick. There’s also a number of gameplay balances and tweaks like Iden Versio being buffed and Boba Fett’s jetpack speed being reduced. Check out the full patch notes here.
Heroes and Villains Balancing:
Iden was in need of a power increase so we decided to focus a lot on her for this Update while we watch the results of the previous Update’s impact on other Heroes.
Iden’s Pulse Cannon has been slightly re-worked for this Update. We improved it a bit for now but we would like to re-work this ability further in the future. It now fires faster so to compensate we reduced its base damage. The zoomed-in, long range damage should feel rewarding and we wanted to push the weapon’s use in that direction. As a result we’ve reduced the explosive damage but increased the weapon’s accuracy to make it more of a skill weapon. Additionally, we’ve gone back to an earlier design idea where we wanted Iden to more freely swap between the TL-50 and the Pulse Cannon – this will make Iden feel a bit more versatile.
HOT SWAP – Star Card
This Star card has been changed to give health to Iden when her DROID STUN hits enemies, and even more when it hits Heroes. With the Pulse Cannon rework, the old version became obsolete. We know that players want more Hero Star Cards that regain health and we will investigate adding more, but this felt like it was a good fit for Iden’s Droid. We’ll monitor the balance of this Star Card until the next Update.
Fixed an issue where Palpatine’s LIGHTNING ABSORBTION Star Card didn’t grant the correct amount of health after being used
STUN GRENADES can no longer be activated while other abilities are activating