Star Wars Battlefront II Update Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe is impacting every industry, and the gaming industry is no exception. The popular Star Wars Battlefront II was set to receive a pretty big update this past week. The anticipated Battle of Scarif Update (free) would be adding a lot of new content for players to consume.

It was expected to add the planet Scarif to Supremacy and other game modes. It also brought Original Trilogy content to Supremacy. However, this major update has since been delayed.

To prevent the spread of the virus and keep people safe, employees from industries all over the globe are laid off or transitioned to working from home. DICE is included in this, which is why the update has been postponed, but not canceled.

“The Star Wars team have now moved away from our office setup and into our homes,” an official statement from the game’s community manager, Ben Walke reads. “Work continues on the game but the adjustment from the office environment into our homes has caused some knock-on effects to our workflows. We’re currently streamlining these processes and adapting as we move forward.

“As a result of this we have decided to move the release of the Battle on Scarif Update to Mid-April. This is our new target time-frame but as the situation continues to develop, we will keep you posted on any further timing adjustments.”

You can follow updates from the Star Wars Battlefront II team and we will also keep you updated on all the latest news here. Expect the update to come in mid-April.

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.