2018 is here and it appears that EA and Bungie will do their best to improve Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Destiny 2, respectively. Both companies have revealed some of their 2018 plans for these two titles, so go ahead and take a look at what’s it’s coming to both of them.
According to Matt Everett, EA and DICE will soon release a new patch for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 that is going to address more than a handful of items and miscellaneous bug fixes. This update will feature Hero tweaks, Wookie Warriors tweaks, Trooper tweaks (Specialist, Heavy, and Officer), Weapon tweaks and will pack a number of bug fixes.
On the other hand, Bungie has outlined its entire 2018 plans for Destiny 2. According to game director Christopher Barrett, the team will put less emphasis on microtransactions. As such, future cool items like ghosts, ships and sparrows will no longer be locked behind the Bright Engram system. Instead, these items will be added to the loot pool for completing activities.
Barrett confirmed that the PC version will get Tower text chat, that mods are being reworked, that there will be changes to the Crucible, that raid rewards are being reworked and that there will be significant free patches in 2018.
Both Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Destiny 2 were criticized in 2017 for their implementation of microtransactions. Furthermore, Bungie made major mistakes when the first DLC for Destiny 2 came out as it locked some content behind it. Thankfully, Bungie fixed things after a backlash and EA has not added yet any sort of microtransactions to Battlefront 2. As such, it will be interesting to see what will happen in 2018 on both of these titles!