Everything you Need to Know About Star Wars Battlefront II
2 years ago EA released the Star Wars game and now they are back with a brand new Star Wars Battlefront II, which will be releasing in next couple of weeks. The Star Wars 2 Battlefront brings a lot of characters, vehicles as well as locations from the Star Wars franchise. There are a lot of changes that have been made to this new game when compared to the original Star Wars game that was released in the year 2015. Star Wars Battlefront II will feature a whole new single-player campaign mode, bringing a new Canon storyline from the Empire point of view. The storyline of the game might bridge the gap that we have seen between the Force Awakens and the Return of the Jedi.
One big problem that most of the gamers faced in the previous game was the paid season pass. You won’t be saying that in the new game as Battlefront 2 will offer All The Gamers free downloadable content so that the player community does not get fragmented. However, you will need a free EA account in order to download all the additions that will be released at the later point of time.
The game is really very exciting when we see the trailer and obviously, we as well as other Star Wars fans are eagerly waiting for it. so let’s not waste any more time And look at what the Star Wars Battlefront II will be offering to all the Gamers out there. Here we’re going to brief you about everything we know about the game from its release date, game modes to various features that you will be seeing in it.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date
There is not much time left as the game will be launching on 17th of November 2017. That means it is just a week away. A similar release schedule was noticed by us while EA released the first Star Wars Battlefront game. The force awakens followed later with movie tie-in downloadable content. We can expect a similar release pattern from the company this year as well. If you are definitely sure that you are going to buy this game, we would recommend you to pre-order it as you will get Kylo Ren and Rey skins from the previous game as an add-on content.
In addition to that, if you are having an origin access, you will be able to get your hands on the game a week early when compared to others. That means you can play the game right now on origin. Also, if you want to play the game before the global release but do not want to subscribe to any of the EA services, pre-ordering the Elite Trooper deluxe edition will give you the access to the game 3 days before the actual launch, i.e. from 14th of November.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Campaign Mode
First, let us talk about the single-player campaign mode that will be seen in the upcoming game. Unlike the predecessor, EA has decided to include it in the new game in which the player will be playing from the Imperial point of view and will experience everything from their eyes. The whole story spans in around 30 years in timeline taking you to different places as the commander of the Imperial Black team and the Inferno squad, Iden Version.
The story continues from where it ended in the previous Star Wars Battlefront game, the return of the Jedi. Being the bridge in between the original trilogy of the films, we will see the main character Versio as well as his team taking the revenge of the death of the Emperor from the other side. You might also see many similar and familiar characters in the singer player Journey mode as found in the original film.
Talking about the writers, the story of the campaign has been written by Walt Williams, who is also popular for writing the story of Special Ops: The Line, video game. We personally think that he is the perfect writer for jotting down the story of the bad side like he did in the other games. Not only that, LucasFilms also claims that the story of the Inferno Squad is going to play a key part in the upcoming Star Wars Cannon game that we are going to see in the future.
Star Wars Battlefront II – Game Modes
The new Battlefront 2 is going to feature 5 multiplayer modes that will include Starfighter Assault, Blast, Strike, Galactic Assault and Heroes vs Villains mode.
Among all these the Galactic assault mode in Star Wars 2 battlefront will be divided into two phases. In the first phase, the team who is attacking should escort the vehicle to the end, protecting it from various attacks. Once you succeed, in the second phase you will find the defenders repelling away various kinds of assault in the whole new section of the map which gets unlocked. This Mode was showcase at the E3, 2017. In case you want to see how actually this game mode look like, you can see it in the game video given below.
However, there are many players who would like to play the Battles like we have seen in the previous games of the franchise. If that is the case, then you should directly head over to the starfighter assault mode. This is the objective-based mode which is split into 3 different parts. In a gameplay that we saw at the Gamescom, the main aim of the player was to attack the Imperial Fondor shipyards from the Rebel x wing cockpit. Just similar to other game modes, the player needs to take care of the enemy defenses before you can reach and strike the main objective. In between the game, the players will have lots of chances where they could play as other characters as well like Kylo Ren or the Luke Skywalker.
There is also a multiplayer mode in the game which allows more than 40 players to play simultaneously, all thanks to the Galactic Assault battles. Similar to the Starfighter Assault which allows 12 vs 12 battles, the wars take place in the space as well as on the land and sky. The Blast mode is more like a 10 vs 10 deathmatches where the last man standing wins. On the other hand, Heroes vs Villians mode just allows 4 vs 4 duels which will have the characters from all the three eras.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Classes
The Star wars battlefront 1 featured a simple card loadout system in which the player had multiple roles to play and made the combat a bit easy. However, things are different with the new Battlefront II game. EA has used the class-based soldier system in this new Star Wars game where new abilities, weapons, and upgrades could be unlocked by playing as a specific class. Not only that, as the player gains experience with a class, there will be a lot more mods as well as improvements available to them.
There are four main classes in the Star Wars Battlefront 2. The first one among them is the Assaults, which are the all-rounders or the Classic Rebel soldiers and stormtroopers. They have different weapons like rapid fire laser as well as combat shield to protect them on the battlefield. Then there are Specialists which are basically Hunters possessing the Sniper rifles and deploying traps everywhere so that you can spot the Enemies on the map. Finally comes the officers which have the power to heal the allies and build automated Sentry turrets in the battle.
You can also find a second set of special classes which are advanced but need to be unlocked by using the battle points. These battle points can be earned by killing the enemies fulfilling objectives and by assisting other players in the game.
Star Wars Battlefront II – Characters
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 is going to launch with 14 playable heroes coming from all the three eras. These will include the Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Rey, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Iden Versio, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, and Bossk. However, you will only be able to find the Versio, Ren, and Skywalker in the story mode.
EA has also said that each of these characters is going to possess unique upgrade abilities varying from each other that will help the players to include certain unique abilities, power as well as personality to the battle.
There are many more characters which will be coming later as a part of free DLC content. The first character from DLC will appear in the month of December around the release of The Last Jedi that is going to bring Captain Phasma and Finn to the game.
Star Wars Battlefront II – The Location
There are different and exciting locations that you get to battle in and roam about in this new Star Wars game. They are different planets and you fight on their surface as well as the skies. These planets come from all the three eras as well. The planets include Death Star II, Tatooine, Fondor, Endoer, Hoth and Yavin 4. All these planets come from the original Trilogy. apart from that Kamino, Naboo Ryloth and Kashyyyk come from the prequels and Starkiller Base, Jakku and Takodana are from the sequels. We can expect much more locations to be included in the game in future DLC. The next DLC to be released in December will add Crait location from the Last Jedi.
Star Wars Battlefront II – The Vehicles
You might be thinking that why we are including a special section for vehicles in here. But vehicles are going to play a key role in this new game which will help you to write from one place to another on the huge map. There is a huge fleet of vehicles from all the three eras being introduced in the Battlefront 2. They might also be a special emphasis on the starfighters all because of the space battles that are new to the game. You will also find a lot of ground vehicles in the game as well.
In the trailer that was shown in the E3, display the hovering tank along with an AT-RT that convert the clone troopers into Mini mech warriors. If you look Up in the sky you will find the V-wings and the N-1 Starfighters flying all over and fighting against the Vulture droids.
The vehicle pick up tokens that we found in the first game are replaced with the new better battle point system as we have told above. The vehicles will be unlocked by using the battle points so that it is fair for everyone playing the game. The new system introduced in the game contains both the spawn-in vehicles as well as battle climb in ones similar to previous Battlefront titles.
Star Wars Battlefront II – The Loot Boxes
EA is not going to make the DLC paid, so the only way by which they will be making money from the game is the loot boxes. You can also call them the supply creates that can be either purchased or earned by playing the in-game matches. These loot boxes are going to contain different kinds of cosmetic cards which could be used to add different kinds of new abilities to your Main character or to your classes.
Similar to other games coming from the EA developers, different cards are ranked as common cards, uncommon cards, and rare cards. Along with them, there will be a different kind of crafting components in the loot boxes that you could use to upgrade your star cards to the new epic level. You cannot get these loot boxes at any point and will have to reach a certain level before you can use its contents to upgrade the star cards. However, they might be certain changes that might surprise us as EA have rectified a lot of things based on the feedback coming from various players from all around the world.
Star Wars Battlefront II – DLC
Similar to many other multiplayer shooting games, Battlefront II is going to expand its map, modes, and characters as the time goes by. The best part of the game is that all these DLC coming in the future will be definitely free of cost. The players will not have to pay even a dime for these expansion packs. There will be nothing like the season pass for which player did pay in the past in Star Wars Battlefront II.
However, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC release schedule is still not known, but the first DLC coming out in the month of December will include new weapons, heroes (Finn and Captain Phasma), maps and vehicles.
Star Wars Battlefront II – Price
There are two different variants of the game available for the gamers. The first one is the Star Wars Standard Edition which will cost you $60. However, if you plan to pre-order the game, you will receive different kinds of bonuses as well which will include:
1. An Exclusive The Last Jedi outfits for Ray and Kylo Ren
2. Power Reach and Solid Freeze ability for Kylo Ren.
3. Far Sight and Deep mind powers for Rey.
4. You get instant access to starfighter epic Star Cards as well as six heroes.
5. First order ship upgrade and Enhanced Auxiliary power for the Starfighters.
6. You also get an instant access to the Last Jedi Millennium Falcon coming along with new appearances and sounds.
There is another a Star Wars Battlefront II Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition that will cost you around $80. If you pre-order the Elite Trooper edition of the game, you get all the bonus content mentioned above and:
1. Access to the original game 3 days before the original release. So you can start playing the game right from November 14, 2017.
2. You get 4 epic abilities, each one of them specific to each trooper class.
3. You get an upgraded version of all the 4 trooper classes, i.e. for the Assault, Officer, Specialist and Heavy.
Star Wars Battlefront II – System Requirements
Given below are the system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront II if you wish to play it on a PC.
Minimum System Requirement
OS: 64 bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: Direct X 11 Compatible video card
Recommended System Requirements
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700 / AMD FX 8350
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
DirectX: Video card compatible with DirectX 11.1
Apart from that, all the players need to have a 512 KBps internet connection or faster if you wish to play multiplayer online. Apart from that, you will also need 60GB hard disk space to install the game.