Two years ago, the “rebooted” Star Wars Battlefront was released for PS4, PC and Xbox One. Now, we have some great news regarding Star Wars Battlefront 2 and everything we know you can read below.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date
The exact release date of the Battlefront 2 is November 17, 2017, and it will be available on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Only one month after that, on December 15 Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit the worldwide cinemas.
At the moment, we know that there will be two editions of the new game – one standard and the other one Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition that will cost $80. The latter one will allow players to start playing the game three days earlier and they will have access to some weapons that otherwise cannot be unlocked including some equipment for Officer, Assault, Heavy and Specialist class.
The new game was shown in full for the first time at the EA state at E3 2017 by Janina Gavankar who will play the lead character of Iden Versio. According to Gavankar, there is much more content in this game than in the original and four classes for online gameplay together with Battle Points which can be spent to unlock Heroes such as Darth Maul and Rey.
We have already seen these two heroes in the Palace of Thede when the Droid army attacked the Clone Troopers which were stationed at that location. Four classes that we mentioned include Heavy that use a combat shield to push forward, whereas Assault utilizes Thermal Grenades. Other two are Officer that can increase the health of those surrounding him and Specialist that sets up tripmines. As John Boyega revealed, Finn and Captain Phasma would be a part of the “first season” of DLC, a season that revolves around The Last Jedi.
Digital Foundry 4K PC Gameplay
Hardware experts Digital Foundry put their hands on Star Wars Battlefront 2, and they were impressed with the fact that it ran on max settings on a PC, calling it one of the best looking games that use the Frostbite Engine. They loved lighting effects and textures on Droid army individuals in particular.
Pre-Order and Bonuses
If you pre-order any edition of the Star Wars Battlefront 2, you will have access to the Battlefront 2 beta once it releases. Furthermore, you will be granted instant access to The Last Jedi variant of the Millennium Falcon with improved sound and appearance as well as Yoda’s Epic Lightsaber Mastery Star Card. In addition, those who pre-order the new game will get immediate access to six Star Cars for both Heroes and vehicles. These cards are Solid Freeze and Power Reach for Kylo Ren, Deep Mind and Far Sight for Rey and Enhanced Auxiliary Power and First Order Ship Upgrade.
If you subscribed to EA Access or Origin Access, you will be able to play the Star Wars Battlefront starting on November 9. Provided you pre-ordered the game before the release, you will earn two exclusive skins for Rey and Kylo Ren, which are themed around The Last Jedi.
Single-Player Campaign Trailer
The trailer for the new game was revealed during the presentation at Star Wars Celebration Week in Orlando, Florida. We can see a group of elite Imperial fighters after the destruction of the second Death Star at the end of Return of the Jedi who promised to fight against the Rebels. In the trailer, there are also skirmishes on different planets as well as the multiplayer mode, while characters such as Yoda and Darth Maul are shown briefly.
As we have said before, Iden Versio will be the main character in the campaign, and she will lead “Inferno Squad” with the goal to avenge the Emperor. There are Officers, Shock Troopers and TIE Fighter pilots in the squad and we can see them fight on various surfaces.
Star Wars Universe
Star Wars Battlefront 2 follows the events immediately after the second Death Star destruction which means that the events will not reach those of The Force Awakens. In the new game, the planet of Vardos will be introduced, a utopia in which wealthy kind lives. Vardos citizens see the Empire as heroes and the Rebel Alliance as traitors.
All vehicles in Star Wars Battlefront 2
We will see a variety of vehicles in the Star Wars Battlefront 2. For instance, there will be the AAT tank, the First Order Snowspeeder which was supposed to debut in The Force Awakens and Luke’s personal Landspeeder which is spotted in the game trailer. Moreover, the Low Altitude Transport Carrier, the C979 Landing Craft, the Imperial Shuttle and the Resistance Transport Leia uses have been seen in concept form which means that they might be featured in Battlefront 2.
In the 2015 variant of the game, anyone could play as a hero because they could be unlocked via tokens found around the multiplayer maps, but they will function differently in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Namely, they would be governed by “in-game resource.” In other words, well, it is a mystery, but they will work differently.
Level Up Troopers and Heroes
According to EA, you will be able to unlock new abilities for Troopers and Heroes and improve them. If a Trooper is significantly leveled-up, it could damage a Hero.
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