That puts you in the shoes of Ewoks or Stormtroopers, as the latter group tries to survive a night on Endor in a forest surrounded by carnivorous bears. The only way to obtain crystals is to spend real money on them, and crystals themselves can only be spent on new "Appearances" to use in game.
The "Battlefront II" controversy, along with similar quarrels between publishers and fans in games like "Destiny 2" and "Middle-Earth: Shadow of War" led to a larger debate about the role of loot boxes in video games. EA and developer DICE temporarily removed microtransactions from Battlefront II, and later made changes to the game's progression system to make it more linear and less grindy.
First things first: the system will arrive with the upcoming Night on Endor patch, which is set to release on April 18th. Ewok Hunt is a limited-time, asymmetric mode that pits a team of Ewoks against a team of Stormtroopers. If the Empire's forces have been completely eliminated, the Ewoks win and their celebration can begin. You won't be able to buy Star Cards with Crystals. But enough of the introductions, we've got a lot to talk about so let's dive straight in. Appearances can also be bought using credits which are earned when playing the game. While there hasn't been any mention of a pink Darth Vader skin (sadly we may only have mods for that), there are a number of other skins included in the official forum post, such as Ach-To Rey and Wounded Chewbacca. Season Two is on the way and we can confirm that you'll hear more about this in early May. A Q&A near the end of the community update teases Clone Wars content coming to Battlefront II eventually, but whether that will be part of one of the monthly content drops or larger seasons remains to be seen.
Battlefront II continues to grow as the ewoks join the fight.