From early on, in marketing this sequel to 2015's reboot of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, EA were eager to show off the game's more elaborate, large-scale battles featuring both foot soldiers and vehicles. However, the game came under severe criticism in the run-up to its launch for implementing loot boxes and microtransactions in a manner that much of its audience felt was unreasonable. In response to this, EA removed in-app purchases from the game and lawmakers in some parts of the world were prompted to consider regulation for video game loot boxes.
The story campaign takes place after Episode VI and before Episode VII and showcases Iden Versio, leader of the Inferno Squad of the Galactic Empire.
The expansion campaign takes place just before Episode VIII, with an elderly Iden Versio and her daughter being the key characters.
Up to 40 players can defend their area or attack the opposing area in up to three phases while using troopers, Starfighters and heroes.
Up to 24 players can defend their area or attack the opposing area in up to three phases while using Starfighters.
Heroes Vs Villains
Four heroes and four villains of the Star Wars saga battle it out.
A scaled down version of Galactic Assault.
Two teams have to defeat each other until one team has defeated the other.
In Galactic Assault, people can use a hero by collecting enough battle points during a match. In Heroes Vs Villains, they are used in a 4 vs 4 battle. Each hero has different abilities that could be upgraded with Star Cards.
- Darth Vader
- Darth Maul
- Emperor Palpatine
- Kylo Ren
- Boba Fett
- Iden Versio
- Captain Phasma (Season 1)
- Luke Skywalker's Red Five X-Wing
- Yoda's Interceptor
- Poe Dameron's Black One X-Wing
- Han and Chewbacca's Millennium Falcon
- Rey and Chewbacca's Millennium Falcon
- Tallissan Lintra's RZ-2 Starfighter (Season 1)
- Darth Maul's Scimitar
- Darth Vader's TIE Advanced X1
- Boba Fett's Slave I
- Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
- Iden Versio's TIE Fighter (Post-Season 1 Update)
* Death Star
* Starkiller Base
* Yavin IV
* Crait (Season 1)
EA realized that people can be outraged by expensive DLC packs and season passes that they decided to do their monthly expansions for free. Each season lasts for a month and allows the player to pick one of two factions to get exclusive rewards.
The Last Jedi (Season 1)
A season based on the eighth Star Wars film introduced two heroes, two maps, the Resurrection mini-campaign and additional features by December 4th, 2017.