It's been almost two years since the release of Star Wars: Battlefront II and EA have finally decided to remove the loot boxes from the game. In the latest Cooperation Update, the patch notes mention that Daily Crates are gone for good.
Back in November 2017, EA and Dice released Star Wars: Battlefront II, their much-anticipated sequel to 2015's reboot of the series - Star Wars: Battlefront. It's safe to say that the game wasn't received well due to its monetisation which was implemented in the core gameplay design of the game.
Players had to grind for hundreds of hours just to get the opportunity to play as the most iconic character in Star Wars franchise Darth Vader and paid loot boxes were on every corner. EA and Dice then decided to tweak a few things and loot boxes from the game launch were nearly gone for good.
In the latest update named Cooperation, it appears that EA and Dice have completely removed the loot boxes from Star Wars: Battlefront II. In the released patch notes , under the quality of live improvements, it's listed that Daily Crates have indeed been removed. The decision has also been explained and it's noted that Battlefront II will soon offer 3 to 4 daily quests to "compensate" for the change.
"Daily Crates have been removed. In order to offer the same Credit payout on a daily basis, we will be expanding Daily Quests from 3 to 4 in a future update," it's written in the patch notes.
As we already mentioned, EA nad Dice already made some changes regarding the monetisation, they implemented a system to allow players to purchase skins directly for example so the only bit of loot boxes that were left was the Daily Crates.
These are rewarded to players as login bonuses and usually contain 500 players. They are pretty pointless as many players already pointed out. In order to claim the bonus, you would have to manually open each crate, watch all the unpacking animations which becomes extremely frustrating when you have dozens of daily crates in the inventory.
All in all, Battlefront II is now a loot box-free game so if you already own the game but didn't play it in a long time, give it ago, it may be worth your time.