After the less than lukewarm reception fans had towards the original Star Wars Battlefront, EA was determined to make the sequel make up for it. With the new movie coming out this year as well, this is shaping up to be yet another year of Star Wars again. Even though Star Wars Battlefront was entertaining and visually impressive the game fell short when it came down to the content and required most of the game to be bought as DLC’s which goes without saying rubbed fans the wrong way. The game lacked a single player campaign, had no narrative or character development along with minimal multiplayer maps and modes at launch.
According to EA, Star Wars Battlefront II will contain at least three times more content than the original and will follow a set narrative which definitely feels like an improvement over the last installment. From what we’ve seen from the teasers, trailers, and information shared by DICE, the game is shaping up to one of the better Star Wars games. Here’s everything you should look forward to and know about the Star Wars Battlefront II.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single-Player Campaign
The lack of a story-driven campaign was the most noticeable complain second only to the lack of content the game had to offer. Star Wars Battlefront II manages to fix that with a narrative-driven campaign that will hopefully prove just as good while playing as it sounds. The story of Star Wars Battlefront II will take place after the destruction of the second death star which puts it right in the middle of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
You will take the role of Iden Versio, a specialist Imperial trooper. The story will mostly follow her journey as well as changing perspective to take the role of multiple characters from the opposition, much like Battlefield 1. You can expect to see a lot of characters, both old and new, as well as taking the helm of some of the most iconic vehicles in the franchise.
The story is being co-written by Walt Williams, the man behind Spec-Ops the Line who is famous for the non-typical look at the darkness of war. This does seem like a great move for a game that’s all about how we’ll be playing as the bad guys against the good guys this time around.
Maps, Modes & Content?
When it comes down to it all that really matters is how much content the game has to offer and how much will players be required to pay for as DLC’s? To even enjoy the first Star Wars Battlefront players have to hand-over, even more, money to buy DLC’s to add extra maps and more content which was by all means supposed to be a part of the original game!
From what information EA has shared and from the Star Wars Battlefront II Beta, the game will have plenty to offer for everyone. The only mode that is confirmed to be in the game is a brand new gameplay mode, Galactic Assault. This new game mode will be split into two phases that will involve attacking the opposing team that is escorting a vehicle and if they succeed the match will kick into phase two which will have the defenders repelling an attack in a new section on the map. We’ve only seen footage of the new Star Wars Battlefront II gameplay at E3 on the Naboo-set Theed map.
Considering how bad it got last time, we can be certain that the game will launch more modes than the last game which will only make sense to the see the return of game modes like flagships of 40-player Supremacy and Walker Assault. By the end of the DLC run, Star Wars Battlefront had a blend of some of the best online game modes which were brought down by the fact of not being in the base game – like the way they’re supposed to be. DLC game modes like the Drop Zone, Extraction, Cargo, and Droid Run, were well received by fans so we’re likely to see some or all of them return. A Heroes vs Villains mode is certain as well from the footage we’ve seen. In this mode that, players will be able to take the control of key Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker or Kylo Ren rather than playing as standard ground troops.
Star Wars Battlefront II Classes
Star Wars Battlefront II will be using a class based system which means that there will be a specific class with specific skills. The longer you play with a class the more weapons and abilities you’ll gain. This seems like a much better approach than the simple card load-out from the original. There are four main classes in the game:
Assault – The All Rounder, general Stormtroopers, and Rebel soldiers
Heavy – Uses combat shields and large weapons at the cost of mobility
Specialists – Hunters that use snipers and traps
Officers – the healing class that also offers buffs to players
The sequel will widely expand on vehicles as well and will continue to keep updating with new content. You can expect the full fleet of vehicles from the prequel and new-era trilogies. If that wasn’t able to get you excited then the fact that you can actually ride on the back of a tauntaun on Hoth might get you in the festive mood.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date
Battlefront 2 is expected to release on November 17 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC which is just a month before the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. A pre-order of the game will get you some Kylo Ren and Rey skins from The Last Jedi, along with some ability modifiers.