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Playable Ewoks are coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

Playable Ewoks are coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

Microtransactions will once again come in the form of Crystals, which can only be purchased with real cash. First, Crystals can only be used to buy Appearances, which are cosmetic items. "Credits are earned through in-game activity and can be redeemed for Appearances, as well". (Check out EA's FAQ for more on Crystals.) Plus, more than 50 additional Appearances to personalize your units will be made available in this update. Loot boxes eventually returned, though could only be unlocked by playing the game rather than handing over real money, and no longer hand out Star Cards which could make your character stronger. However, DICE has implemented some significant changes following the backlash that caused the studio to entirely remove microtransactions from the game.

As explained over on the Battlefront 2 official site, crystals - one of the game's currencies - will return on April 18.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2's Night on Endor update will release on April 18th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To help balance the advantage of weaponry out, a new Ewok will spawn every time a Stormtrooper dies, so if you're not careful, the match could very well end up with many Ewoks hunting down a few remaining Stormtroopers. The ambush begins as the Ewok attacks the unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and whatever abilities they can muster to take down the intruders.

In Ewok Hunt mode, players fight either as an Ewok defending their village or as a member of the Empire trying to survive an adorable ambush. The Ewoks win if they wipe out the Stormtroopers, while the troopers claim victory if they can hold out until an extraction team arrives to save them from the marauding, three-foot-tall floof-beasts. I'm definitely not in the majority on that though. At least we're not getting a Jar Jar mode.


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