Now that information about Star Wars Battlefront 2 has officially landed, we thought it’s best to turn on our Tractor Beams and gather all the info you need about the game. So here is what we know about Star Wars Battlefront 2 so far!
RELEASE DATE AND PLATFORM
Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be released on November 17 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can check out the announcement trailer below.
SINGLE PLAYER MODE STORY
This is possibly the biggest addition to the game and indeed the whole franchise. Battlefront 2 will include a brand new single player campaign which will be set during the 30 year gap between The Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. Players will be jumping into the Imperial shoes of Iden Versio. Versio is a member of the Inferno Squad, an elite ops unit working for the Imperials. The Inferno Squad are a combination of expert Tie Fighter pilots and covert commandos, so we can probably expect a mix of Tie Fighter missions and adrenaline pumping FPS gameplay.
As shown in the trailer above, Versio witnesses the complete destruction of the Death Star. Now left with no direct mission brief from the now deceased Emperor, Versio now must lead her squad on a revenge mission in order to try and stop the rebellion once and for all. It’s great to see that EA are looking to tell this story from the Empire’s perspective which hasn’t really happened in a mainstream Star Wars story before. The main idea behind the story is to show that yes, the Rebellion did have its heroes, but so did the Empire.
EA and DICE have hired Walt Williams and Mitch Dyer to write the story for the single player mode. Williams is best known for his great work on the critically acclaimed shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Mitch Dyer is an Ex-IGN reporter who now works for EA Motive.
This wouldn’t be a Star Wars Battlefront game without a multiplayer mode. Burnout creators Criterion have been drafted in to tackle the games vehicle mechanics and also develop a highly requested feature, full space combat.
This will be the first Star Wars game to contain material from all 3 trilogies, with the trailer featuring Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren. The ultimate goal for the games multiplayer however is for players to become heroes of their own as apposed to getting enough coins in order to take control of a hero (which featured in the last game).
It has been teased that the game will be offering classes and each class will come with its own progression system as apposed to the changeable equipment load outs from the previous game. The appearance of each class will change depending on what map you are playing on, for example the battle droids from the prequel trilogy look very different from the First Order Storm Troopers from the new trilogy even though they are the same class and will have the same upgrades. This new progression system is designed to let players mould their character as they play, meaning they will be able to fit player’s individual play style.
Vehicles and heroes will be getting their own individual progression system as well, which will let players add abilities to their favourite Star Wars characters and ships. This is a huge step up from the first games collectable coin system, and should make players feel more invested in their iconic heroes and ships.
Heroes that have been confirmed for Battlefront 2 so far are as follows:
- Kylo Ren
- Darth Maul
- Luke Skywalker
- Iden Versio
It has also been confirmed that the game will also be featuring a local co-op mode which will be exclusive to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
It has been confirmed by DICE and EA that Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not be getting a Season Pass. EA game the following statement:
“While we’re not ready to confirm any live service plans just yet, what we can say is this we heard the feedback from our Battlefront community loud and clear. We know they want more depth, more progression, and more content. So we’re focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront II. We’ll have more to share about our plans soon.”
DELUXE EDITION AND PRE-ORDER BONUSES
Here is the official word on the deluxe edition from EA, “Every trooper class (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist) is upgraded, delivering superior firepower, deadly weapon modifications, and epic combat abilities.” The deluxe edition of the game will be priced at the $80 mark whist the standard edition is priced at $60.
You can check out the breakdown of what the deluxe edition of the game has to offer below, we have also included what players can expect if they pre-order Star Wars Battlefront 2:
- Access to play Star Wars Battlefront II on November 14–a 3-day head start
- Upgraded versions of all 4 trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist)
- Four epic ability upgrades—one for each trooper class
- Instant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper class
- Exclusive Kylo Ren- and Rey-themed looks, inspired by Star Wars : The Last Jedi (also in standard edition pre-order)
- Epic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and Rey (also in standard edition pre-order)
- An epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon (also in standard edition pre-order)
That is all we know on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 so far. Be sure to check this post regularly as more news is released about the game.