After several days of backlash and criticism to their pay-to-win, microtransaction-based progression system, EA has announced via Twitter that they will be temporarily turning off in-game purchases for Star Wars Battlefront II.
Today, we turned off in-game purchases for #StarWarsBattlefrontII. The game is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Read the full update: https://t.co/asGASaYXVp pic.twitter.com/vQSOmsWRgk
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) November 17, 2017
The full update announced that all progression and acquisition of crystals(Battlefront’s in-game currency) will now be done through gameplay. However, the post does leave the door open for the purchasing of crystals to come back at a later date. Check out the full announcement from EA by clicking here.