Electronic Arts has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Progression update, which includes a complete re-design of the in-game progression system, will begin rolling out on March 21st. As the publisher noted, with this update, progression will be now linear. This means that Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase.
By playing the game, players will earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that they choose to play in multiplayer. If they earn enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, they will receive one Skill Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card they’d like to equip.
Furthermore, crates will no longer include Star Cards and will not be purchased. Crates will be earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, players will find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay.
In addition, players will keep all of the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned.
Last but not least, a new update in April will allow players to get appearances directly through in-game Credits or Crystals.