At this point, it's safe to say that the loot box system is quite the trend these days.
Youtuber BattlefrontUpdates was lucky enough to be flown to E3 by EA to capture some footage of Battlefront 2. In the video above, BattlefrontUpdates explains and shows the new system that allows players to earn Star Cards. Star Cards are used to improve or alter specific skills or classes. Some increase damage output while some increases the radius of a skill. To earn them, you have to obtain these loot crates which can be purchased through Battlefront 2's in-game currency called credits. Players are given a free loot crate just by simply logging in daily.
No word yet if you can purchase these loot crate with real money.
The loot crates don't only contain Star cards. when you open one, you can also earn in-game currency and crafting parts, another currency in the game that will allow players to improve Star Cards they already own. This is where the rarity system comes in.
You all know how it works by now. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have five rarity tiers: common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary. Based on the video above, you can craft a Star Card from common up to epic only, meaning legendary Star Cards can only be obtained by opening more loot crates.
If you so happen to get a Star Card you already own with the same rarity, those duplicates will be converted into crafting parts.
As you can see above, Youtuber BattlefieldUpdates has another video comparing the different types of rarities in Star Cards, but take note that these values and content are based on the alpha build during E3 2017. Changes are a big possibility since Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a long way to go before release.
During EA's press conference, all post content for Battlefront 2 will free of charge.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is out on November 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.