Star Wars: Battlefront Hero System is Revealed – Powered by Powerups

Star Wars Battlefront Hero System

As more and more info comes out about Star Wars Battlefront, we anxiously await the release of the game. We also look forward to any other bits of information that tell us more about the game such as gameplay, footage, info from developers and more. So here we have some released details about the new Hero System. Lazy Gamer tell us more about how Battlefront wants to turn us into a “beacon of hope”:

REBEL SCUM! Who wants to be a meaningless foot soldier in the war between the Rebels and Empire, am I right? Sure, Stormtroopers have bitchin’ cool armour, but they’ve also got the depth perception of a cyclops and even worse aim. And Rebel soldiers have silly helmets. No, I want to be a badass. A Sith lord, a legendary bounty hunter or possibly a killer Ewok. At least two of those options will be available in Star Wars Battlefront, provided that you can power up in time.

Players will be able to kill a few rebels as infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett and Empirical number two Darth Vader. But to do so requires activating the hero power-up system.

Here are some things to know about the Hero System:

“It has variations to it that depend on game modes and so on. But you can get it through a power-up system… when you find the hero power-up, that is when you can make your choice,” design director Niklas Fegraeus explained to OXM.

And then there is a bit more explanation from Fegraeus:

You basically have one life to use all that power, you get to try to turn the tide and win for your team and become a beacon of hope for everyone.

So as you can see, there are some resemblances to Battlefield and there are some limitations to Hero mode as well, as briefly described above. So what do you think? Does this look like it’s going to be a good feature with power ups to turn you into a beacon of hope (temporarily) for your team or just another thing to upsell in a game that is being hyped to kingdom come?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.