EA’s latest installment in the Battlefront franchise brings improvements across the board, most notably a proper single-player campaign and a revamped multiplayer. The campaign’s story is told from the perspective of the Imperials and picks up right at the end of The Return of the Jedi; it is centered around an elite squad commander Iden Versio, who vows revenge on the Rebels following the destruction of the second Death Star.
The multiplayer in Battlefront II spans the entire Star Wars timeline and includes playable heroes from the prequels as well as the new trilogy. The game retains the original reboot’s 20 vs 20 multiplayer mode, but expands it to include “galactic-scale” space combat, a feature that was much requested by the fans. There is also a split-screen co-op for two players, exclusive to the consoles.
Pre-order Battlefront 2 to receive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Heroes bonus content inspired by the upcoming movie:
- Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi themed looks for Kylo Ren and Rey
- Epic ability modifiers granting you the power to change the course of battle in multiplayer:
- 1 ability modifier that upgrades Millennium Falcon to its Star Wars: The Last Jedi form.
- 2 ability modifiers for Rey, with enemy mind control.
- 2 ability modifiers for Kylo Ren, to freeze and pull opponents with the Force.
- 1 ability modifier for a new First Order hero ship.
EA does state that the abilities are subject to change – we’ll keep this list updated.
Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition
The Elite Trooper Edition costs $79.99, with its PC version being exclusive to Origin. It comes with the following in-game upgrades for every trooper class in Battlefront II multiplayer (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist):
- Up to 3 days early access
- The Last Jedi Heroes content (same as pre-order bonus)
- Elite Officer Upgrade Pack:
- Blurrg-1120 + enhanced grip modification
- Battle Command epic ability
- Heavy Metal Upgrade Pack:
- FWMB-10 “Megablaster” + barrel vent modification
- Personal Shield epic ability
- Armored Assault Upgrade Pack:
- CR-2 + trigger modification
- Grenade epic ability
- Master Specialist Upgrade Pack:
- A280-CFE + scope modification
- Laser Trip Mine epic ability
Star Wars Battlefront II will launch worldwide on November 17th; it will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin. Besides the early access granted by the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition on November 14, players may start as early as November 9 through Play First Trials on EA Access and Origin Access.