Star Wars Battlefront 2 is an online multiplayer game being released in 2017. As such, it is the law that it has crafting and crates filled with random, stat-boosting buffs you can apply to its various classes.
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Crates come in three flavours: Common, Uncommon, and Rare.
- Common crates
- This tier gives you a Star Card and some crafting components.
- Uncommon crates
- These will give you at least two Star Cards, with one guaranteed to be Uncommon.
- Rare crates
- Lastly, these give out at least three Star Cards and some crafting components, with one Star Card being a guaranteed Rare.
All crates cost credits, which can be earned through crates, by levelling up, or presumably with microtransactions. Duplicate Star Cards are turned into crafting components.
Those crafting components are used to upgrade Star Cards that you already own, though you can only take them up to ‘Epic’. Legendary Star Cards, which is the highest tier, have to be earned through crates.
Star Cards can change a variety of things for each class. In the video above we’re shown one example with Darth Maul. You can see the hero’s Strong Arm ability, which allows him to force throw enemies - the higher the Star Card tier, the further he can toss them.
Basically, if you open enough crates and craft enough Star Cards, you will have an advantage over any new players you might come across.