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EA and DICE have revealed plans to drastically overhaul the multiplayer progression system in Star Wars Battlefront II.
The “complete re-design of the in-game progression system” will see player progression take on a much more linear feel, though players will be allowed to keep all Star Cards, Heroes and other unlocks they’ve already earned prior to next week’s overhaul.
Instead of earning Star Cards through random loot crate drops, players will be able to unlock or upgrade a Star Card of their choice by using the Skill Points they’ve earned through levelling up a class or Hero. This is done by earning experience points simply through playing multiplayer matches.
Star Cards are, in fact, being removed from loot crates entirely, with only cosmetic items and in-game Credits to be available through them as of next week.
DICE are also removing the ability to purchase crates with Credits, instead they’ll be handed out to players as rewards for daily logins and completing multiplayer challenges.
The update goes live on 21 March. Looking a little further ahead, EA have revealed players will be able to directly buy skins for heroes and troopers as of next month, either through Credits earned in-game or via Crystals, a paid for currency.
“These changes are a major step as we continue to improve the core of the game and add new content,” reads the blog post.
“In addition to continued balance patches, we will also add a number of modes to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months, offering several standout, brand-new ways to play.”
Let us know your thoughts on Battlefront II’s new-look progression system below.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 could be getting a remaster, according to a retail listing.
Image credit: IGN Italia
There’s been no word from Activision regarding any MW2 remaster and the listing seems to have now been pulled, but if the release date was accurate, and not simply a placeholder, it may not be long before we hear something official.
In the meantime, why not check out our thoughts on the original Modern Warfare remaster, which received a standalone release last year after initially being bundled with Infinite Warfare special editions.
Would you like to see a MW2 remaster? Let us know below.
Victory Lap Games, founded by ex-Insomniac developers Chris Pfeiffer and Mike McManus, have announced they are working on a Bomberman inspired title that's set to release later this year.
If you prefer single player shenanigans, there's also the story-driven Challenge Mode which provides 240 unique challenges.
There's 280 arenas in total with a handful of different themes, including a tropical jungle, a pirate ship and a smoke filled dance hall.
Other features include:
Blast Zone! Tournament will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in 2018.
Let us know what you think below or over in the forums.
SEGA have officially announced SEGA Mega Drive Classics following an earlier leak.
Those planning on picking up the physical edition of the game will be rewarded with a double sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage poster, both of which you can briefly see in the trailer above.
Here’s a list of all the games included in the collection:
SEGA Mega Drive Classics is out 29 May on Xbox One and PS4. There’s no word just yet as to whether there are plans for a Switch version.
Let us know your thoughts below.
The third story expansion for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now.
The Deeds of Captain Wilkins is included in the Freedom Chronicles Season Pass, along with The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe and The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, which can be picked for £17.99.
Each episode can be purchased separately for £7.99.
Eager for more Wolfenstein? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Fatshark’s Vermintide 2 has proven very popular with gamers since its release just a few days ago.
Following the hugely successful launch, Fatshark have shared details on what’s in store in the coming months for all those players with the game’s roadmap of post-launch content.
This month will not see any major new content, with the developer focusing instead on “tweaks, adjustments and technical improvements”. Looking ahead to April/May, players can expect to see the game’s first piece of DLC, which will add two new levels, and dedicated servers for improved stability and matchmaking.
Fatshark are also working on mod support, with the studio hoping to “get it out the door soon” once the finishing touches have been applied.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is out now on Steam, with Xbox One and PS4 versions expected to release later this year.
The second major DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins is available from tomorrow and adds more story content, gear and an increased level cap.
Players will be tasked with finding key artifacts linked with each pharaoh in order to put them to rest, but it won't be easy. On his quest Bayek will face mythical creatures, such as giant scorpions, and have to journey through the afterlife.
The level cap is being raised to 55 to allow for the purchase of seven new abilities, plus there's new outfits and gear to be had, including rare and legendary weapons inspired by Egyptian mythology.
The Curse of the Pharaohs is included in the season pass or can be purchased separately.
Will you be jumping back into Assassin's Creed Origins? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Fatshark’s sequel to Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide launches today on Steam.
“Every game release is like a newborn baby that the parents are proud to show to the world. Vermintide 2 is our baby.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “We can not wait to share the Vermintide 2 experience with the gamers”.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is out now on Steam for $29.99/€27.99/£22.99. The game is also coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, though there’s no solid release date just yet.
Let us know your thoughts on Vermintide 2 below.