The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta is over (after an unexpected two-day extension) and players are starting to process their thoughts. Folks who pre-ordered the game got to spend as much as a week blasting droids (or clone troopers) on Naboo and playing X-wing vs TIE fighter. I've collected some of the player consensus here, but keep in mind that this is all pulled from a beta; any and all details are subject to change by the time the full game arrives.
People are worried about loot box progression
All of the gear and customization options in the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta were unlocked via loot boxes or by spending "scrap" (which you earn from loot boxes): new emotes, new guns, new ability-customizing Star Cards, they all came from the same virtual containers of random goodies. Some players are concerned that this will make the full game feel unrewarding for folks who don't want to shell out real money. Click on any of these images to see the full source.
Foregoing skilful progression in exchange for cash progression. The flat rate progression is shameful and balanced toward pay to win. NononoOctober 11, 2017
But they like Starfighter Assault mode
Feelings seemed fairly positive about Battlefront 2's standard infantry combat, though they aren't really glowing compared to the last game. But Starfighter Assault mode has emerged as a surprise favorite. Here's hoping there's a lot more space combat where this came from!
Really starting to love Starfighter Assault, so different but so damn good! #StarWarsBattlefrontIIBETA pic.twitter.com/SaZlXz4GnuOctober 7, 2017
I may have stayed up till 2am playing the battlefront 2 betaSend helpWait no send help after I've played more starfighter assaultOctober 5, 2017
And who doesn't love droids?
Star Wars isn't Star Wars without comic relief robots.
Is it weird that I'd rather use a Rocket Droid over Boba Fett in Battlefront II?October 11, 2017
Even with the extension, a lot of people think it ended too soon
This has to be a good sign, at least.
The @EAStarWars Battlefront II Beta is over... now what am I meant to do for a month?October 11, 2017
Battlefront 2 beta is finally over. Needing to wait a month for the launch is gonna be hard :POctober 11, 2017
Just got past the user agreement only to find out the battlefront 2 beta has ended 🤦🏻♂️October 11, 2017
There's a lot more talk about Star Wars Battlefront 2 out there, but let's not get ahead of ourselves - the full game won't be out until November 17.