Star Wars Battlefront II

EA's second Star Wars Battlefront features cross-era characters and locations from the original, prequel and sequel Star Wars movie trilogies. It also includes multiplayer character classes and a story-driven single-player campaign.

Overview

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.

Campaign

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.

Resurrection

The expansion campaign takes place just before Episode VIII, with an elderly Iden Versio and her daughter being the key characters.

Multiplayer Modes

Galactic Assault

Up to 40 players can defend their area or attack the opposing area in up to three phases while using troopers, Starfighters and heroes.

Starfighter Assault

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.

Strike

A scaled down version of Galactic Assault.

Blast

Two teams have to defeat each other until one team has defeated the other.

Battlefront Heroes

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.

Light Side

  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. Yoda
  3. Rey
  4. Han Solo
  5. Leia Organa
  6. Lando Calrissian
  7. Chewbacca
  8. Finn (Season 1)

Dark Side

  1. Darth Vader
  2. Darth Maul
  3. Emperor Palpatine
  4. Kylo Ren
  5. Boba Fett
  6. Bossk
  7. Iden Versio
  8. Captain Phasma (Season 1)

Starfighter Heroes

Light Side

  1. Luke Skywalker's Red Five X-Wing
  2. Yoda's Interceptor
  3. Poe Dameron's Black One X-Wing
  4. Han and Chewbacca's Millennium Falcon
  5. Rey and Chewbacca's Millennium Falcon
  6. Tallissan Lintra's RZ-2 Starfighter (Season 1)

Dark Side

  1. Darth Maul's Scimitar
  2. Darth Vader's TIE Advanced X1
  3. Boba Fett's Slave I
  4. Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
  5. Iden Versio's TIE Fighter (Post-Season 1 Update)

Maps

* Jakku

* Death Star

* Starkiller Base

* Naboo

* Kamino

* Yavin IV

* Hoth

* Endor

* Crait (Season 1)

Seasons

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.