Star Wars Celebration brought with it many treats for fans of the franchise. From cast appearances across all three eras of films to a teaser for The Last Jedi to an official reveal of Star Wars Battlefront 2. Well, we hear at Thenerdstash want to fill you in with all the details you need surrounding the next epic Star Wars game. This breakdown of news will be split into two separate parts. For everything on single player content, click the link here. For everything on the multiplayer, read below.
Unlike Battlefront 2’s single player campaign, which looks to add a new component to the Battlefront franchise, DICE are working hard to refine and expand the multiplayer of the next title. It seems DICE heard many of the criticisms of 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront loud and clear. Lack of heroes, maps and less than well thought out upgrade systems plagued Battlefront. In hindsight, it seemed more like the promise of what a good Star Wars game could look like, rather than a fleshed out, meaty experience. So DICE looked back upon the original Battlefront games and possibly the likes of Overwatch for advice. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will see the return of the class based system. Players can choose to play as a specialized unit which they can level up and upgrade with new abilities. These classes are segmented in their abilities but change appearance depending on map choice. So you might be playing as a First Order soldier on one map, but then a droideaka on another. This progressions system will also extend to ships and hero’s, allowing you to upgrade them with new abilities and looks as well.
DICE has also acknowledged their previously poor implementation of the special ability system. No longer will you have to rush across the map in search of coins, in order to fleetingly experience playing as Luke Skywalker or an AT-AT. Instead, players will have to master a “resource based system.” Players will earn in-game currency for performing well, and then will be able to spend that currency on hero’s, vehicles and abilities. DICE notes that this may lead to unique scenarios which see several heroes and vehicles on the map simultaneously.
However, DICE doesn’t simply want to refine and improve upon the content of the previous game. They also want to expand the amount of content available to players. Meaning Battlefront 2 will offer maps and heroes from all three eras of film. So far we know that Luke Skywalker, Rey, Kylo Ren, Yoda and Darth Maul will be playable, along with maps based on Yavin-4, Tatooine and Starkiller Base having been announced. Plus it seems we will be getting all of this content up front this time around. As Battlefront 2’s Creative Director Bernd Diemer told Mashable that there will be no season pass. Stating, “We don’t want to segment our community.” Something which 2015’s Battlefront did by releasing half the games content within a season pass. However, there is always a catch. There are some specific skins, only available for those who pre-order the game. Including The Last Jedi skins for Kylo, Rey, The Millennium Falcon, and a special First Order ship. Star Wars Battlefront 2 releases on November 15th. Check out all the info you need for the single player game here, and for everything else, stay tuned to Thenerdstash.