Star Wars Battlefront II – Essential Guide

Star Wars Battlefront II is no longer being supported by DICE, and has had a controversial past, but Star Wars Battlefront II is a great multiplayer game with a surprising amount of depth to it. It takes the role of a shooter, with multiplayer and single player game modes to vary the experience. There’s a large variety of heroes, villains and soldier classes to choose from, each with different abilities and perks, so in this guide, we go over Star Wars Battlefront II.

Premise

Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign takes place inbetween the events of Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens, and follows an Imperial commander named Iden Versio turning to the Rebellion. The multiplayer takes place throughout different eras of Star Wars, and unlike the campaign, is not canon. I mean, you can make Han Solo kill Darth Maul in the Resistance base on Crait, so there’s a lot of weird scenarios you can come up with. Multiplayer modes are usually simple team deathmatches, but there are a few exceptions, like Ewok Hunt, which has the ewoks from Endor try to hunt down Imperial Stormtroopers.

Heroes And Classes

Heroes are the playable characters based off the main protagonists and antagonists from the Skywalker Saga of films. Classes are the different types of military forces and troopers that can be used, each with different perks and abilities.

Classes
  • Aerial
  • Armor
  • Artillery
  • Assault
  • Bomber
  • Enforcer
  • Fighter
  • Heavy
  • Infiltrator
  • Interceptor
  • Officer
  • Specialist
Dark Side
  • BB-9E
  • Boba Fett
  • Bossk
  • Captain Phasma
  • Count Dooku
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • General Grievous
  • Iden Versio
  • Kylo Ren
Light Side
  • Anakin Skywalker
  • BB-8
  • Chewbacca
  • Finn
  • Han Solo
  • Lando Calrissian
  • Leia Organa
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Rey
  • Yoda

Vehicles

Vehicles are the ways of transportation in Star Wars Battlefront II. There are three vehicle types in the game, each one with different purposes and perks, replicating ships old and new that can be found in the Star Wars lore. Starfighters can be used in space, atmospheric can be used on the ground and hero ones can be used in any era.

Maps

There is a large variety of maps within Battlefront II, ranging from all eras of the Galactic Civil War. If there’s a game mode that hosts less than 20 players, smaller maps will be on rotation. If there’s a game mode that hosts at least 40, larger and bigger maps will be on rotation. Maps also play the signature theme associated with that planet, so that will make some Star Wars fans nostalgic for sure.

Cosmetics and Currency

The cosmetics in Star Wars Battlefront II can be used to customize the heroes in the game, but the currency (Credits) is a whole different story. When the game initially released back in November 2017, the game was filled to the brim with microtransactions, loot boxes and pay-to-win elements. They have since been removed, thankfully. If you want to own every non-exclusive cosmetic in the game, you can simply purchase Celebration Edition.

Appearances | How your hero or trooper looks, inspired by the gear from all 11 movies and spin-offs.

Emotes | Small actions you can perform.

Victory Poses |A pose you can pull off after winning a match.

Voice Lines | Small quips that can also be heard while emoting.

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