Star Wars Battlefront

DICE is Working on Something New for Star Wars Battlefront II

No, it’s not new content (yet), but we did see an update that DICE is working on something new for Star Wars Battlefront II. The long-awaited update that focuses on both cosmetics and a new game mode is finally here. With it can a customization system and microtransaction. This is different from the original plan for microtransactions (that made players angry) because it will be used for cosmetics only – nothing that will help you gain an advantage in the actual game. This has been a long-standing request from the community and they’ve finally delivered, so say goodbye to pay-to-win scenarios. So, now what’s happening with Battlefront II? Since the update is out, are they all done with content at this time? Maybe not. There’s also been an ongoing request for squad system improvements. The current squad system is very basic and players have been asking for more. Basically, you just…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Night on Endor Update

Here is the patch notes for the “Night on Endor” Update. This update finally brings playable Ewoks to the game! In Ewok Hunt players will take on the role of both Stormtroopers and Ewoks as the former try to survive the night on the forest moon. This update also bring more Appearances into the game so you can start to customize your Troopers and Heroes. This is just the beginning when it comes to ways to customize your look in-game, and we’ll continue to add more options as time goes on.   This update also brings fixes to bugs and balance tweaking by making a variety of updates. Read on below to see what is changed: The Star Wars Battlefront II Team HEROES AND VILLAINS IDEN VERSIO Iden’s STUN DROID ability was shocking twice for 0.5 seconds with a 1.3 seconds delay in between. The intent was to give a chance…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Update 2.0

Here are the patchnotes for the Star Wars: Battelfront 2 update, that was released a few days ago. This update brings about large changes to the Multiplayer Progression system, and unlocks all currently available Heroes and Hero Ships for everyone. With all characters now having a Unit Level, DICE don’t want to limit anyone’s chance to progress as they change the way you interact with these characters. On top of that,  Bespin makes its return from the first Star Wars Battlefront as a new location for Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, Arcade, and for a limited time as Jetpack Cargo. We hope you enjoy this blast from the past. Lastly, DICE is unlocking all Star Cards and Weapons in Arcade at Epic card level so that Arcade can be more freely used as a sandbox to try out new combinations. This change also provides more gameplay options for players who aren’t interested…

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Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront IV Concept Art

Are you wondering about the game that might have been? Every time a Star Wars game is canceled, we find ourselves curious about what it would have looked like. Sometimes, we get lucky enough to see this for ourselves. As is the case with the canceled Star Wars Battlefront 4 – which was already in the planning stages when they shut down Free Radical’s Battlefront 3 project. And it’s really too bad this game would never come to be because the concept images show a very interesting approach to the project. This is likely something a lot of fans would have really enjoyed. It’s too bad we never got the chance to find out. This gallery of concept images reveals a strikingly different approach – a ‘what if?’ scenario where the events of the Star Wars prequels would play out differently. Anakin would have killed Yoda and murdered Padmé, which…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Patch 1.2 datamined

Here’s some stuff that was discovered by reddit user Heavyweighsthecrown after spending a few hours in the game’s files with Frosty Editor – a game assets editor that’s also used to manipulate game files for mods. He Spent some hours looking at 3D meshes, cryptic command lines, colorful textures, and files named under some arcane system, and this is what he found… But first, a Disclaimer: I don’t know if people already knew this stuff 100% before this latest patch, or if this is new stuff. Also, everything here can easily be verified if you use Frosty Editor yourself to dive into the game files. There are actually 2 head models named “JangoFett”. But he’s without the helmet, and both look very alike. I don’t think they will be used in future models though. The more detailed head is probably the Clone Officer, and the slightly less detailed one is probably the background clones…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.2

Sledgehammer70 took on the official Star Wars: Battlefront forums,  to bring you the next patch for Star Wars Battlefront II! In this update DICE added a mix of requested features and fixes, as well as some brand new items. First off, DICE added additional locations to Custom Arcade: Kashyyyk, Hoth, Endor, Crait, Jakku, and Death Star II. They also launching a new game mode – Jetpack Cargo! This fast-paced mode sees players jumping around in jetpacks wielding rocket launches for the entire round. This mode will only be available for a limited time so check for availability and make sure to jump in and give it a try. Also for a limited time, they have added three new Hero Appearances to the game! Specifically, the Hoth Appearances for Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo. You can preview them in their respective Character Customization screens under “Appearances”. They will be unlockable…

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 – Known Issues

Star Wars: Battlefront community manager Mat Everett (aka Sledgehammer) took on the official BF2 forums today, and posted a list of bugs that the devs currently are aware of. There are no timeframe on when they will be fixed, but they are on the todo list and the team is looking into them The list will be updated as items are resolved. February 2, 2018 1:08AM Our team is working hard to bring adjustments and balance to many aspects of the game. We’re aware of some critical bugs and much smaller issues and want to get these resolved as soon as possible. The list below is not a full bug list, but primary issues that have been reported that our team is working to resolve. I am not able to promise or provide specific details on when they will be addressed, but the team is looking into these reports and many…

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Electronic Arts downgraded by Morgan Stanley on disappointing ‘Star Wars’ Sales

Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronic Arts  from Overweight to Equalweight with a price target of $120.00 (from $126.00). Analyst Brian Nowak comments: “Recent disappointing Star Wars Battlefront 2 third party data (NPD and GfK ) cause us to lower our Star Wars unit estimate from 13mn in F3Q to 10mn. These lower unit expectations flow down to the bottom line.” I find this quite interesting as Star Wars: Battlefront was the most downloaded playstation game in december 2017.  Most analysts also remains optimistic. Of the 19 brokerages covering EA, 16 rate the shares a “buy” or “strong buy.” In addition, EA’s average 12-month price target of $128.52 represents a 16% premium from the stock’s current perch, and is in uncharted territory for the shares. This implies that more downgrades and price-target cuts could be on the horizon. Brian Nowak also had some thoughts on the rollout of “Star Wars Battlefront 2” microtransactions: It’s unlikely…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.1

DICE released a new patch for Star Wars: Battlefront today. The patch is 2.51 GB, and I expect we will find some interesting files in there just waiting to be datamined in near future. The patch introduce many bug fixes and balance issues, but also new content such as new hero starships and Mos Eisley at night as a new map. Check out the full patch notes below: New Content: Blast on Crait We’re expanding the ways you can play on Crait by bringing this map to the Blast Game Mode! Battle in the mines among the machinery and crystals leftover from the previous occupants. Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter Now available as a new Hero Starfighter in multiplayer matches! Iden Versio leads by example from her personal TIE/ln fighter. Custom-built for Inferno Squad, this modified TIE has seen heroic service in the name of the Emperor. Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter…

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Latest Star Wars: Battlefront DLC, solves Plot hole in “The Last Jedi”

The guys over at NME has apparently found that the latest downloadable content for Star Wars: Battlefront II answers some of the questions raised during Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Check it out: An apparent plot hole in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been solved in the downloadable content (DLC) for Star Wars: Battlefront II. Fans were left confused after the opening sequence of The Last Jedi showed Resistance fighters planting bombs inside the First Order’s Dreadnought ship, without offering any prior explanation as to how they knew where to leave the explosive arsenal. But that very question has now been solved by Battlefront II’s ‘Resurrection’ DLC – and it makes a whole load of sense. Battlefront II‘s DLC reveals that game protagonist Iden Versio and her daughters obtained the plans to the Dreadnought and “transferred” them to General Leia Organa in an attempt to help the Resistance. In turn, this meant that…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 was the most downloaded game on PlayStation Store last month

Sony has announced over at the The PlayStation Blog  that Star Wars Battlefront II was the most downloaded game December 2017. That’s a step up, as it was the second most downloaded game November last year, only topped by Call of Duty: WWII. That is quite interesting as the game has been heavily criticized by many gamers since its release. It still appears that the game have won the holiday sales, and made a fair income for it self. Here is the complete list: HE PS4 DOWNLOADS CHART The PS4 breakdown for the month of December is as follows: Star Wars Battlefront 2  FIFA 18 Call of Duty: WWII GTA V Need For Speed: Payback Gang Beasts Assassin’s Creed Origins Rocket League Wolfenstein: The New Order The Last Of Us Remastered Horizon Zero Dawn Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege The Sims 4 EA Sports UFC 2 Knowledge is Power…

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Star Wars: Battelfront: Small tidbits from Dennis Brännvall‏

The Star Wars: Battlefront developers over at DICE  are apparently allowed to speak about the game again. After a long period of silence, Dennis Brännvall had some interesting tweets about the upcoming game updates, or at least some teasers about what’s up. Here are a list of comments and answers: Progression Tweaks They’re able to communicate again Customization news coming very shortly. Sentry Nerf against hereos Emote glitch is being looked at He likes aayla secura Look into how Sabers look They’re going to fix hero abilities locking up. Bluurg and CR2 Nerfs Trolling with Jar Jar Explains why we didn’t get hereos from 2015 Wookie nerf He likes Delta Squad too. No teases about about Grievous or Kenobi Rolling and dodging tweaks A episode 1 reference to destroyer droids. He’d like to see Bespin make a return. A hint at possible private matches? Anakin is probably coming too. He…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) is Still a Brilliant Star Wars PC Game

For those of us old enough to remember the original, Battlefront II might be confusing. You see, there is Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront (way to be original with the names, right?) So what we’re talking about in this post is the old one – the 2005 classic Star Wars: Battlefront 2. It was a great game and this video is going to go over all the reasons why, and how you can try it out for yourself if you haven’t already. Give it a watch and then if you have the system or platform to play it on, go ahead and give it a whirl. “Star Wars Battlefront 2 2005, still a really good PC game. If you’re one of the people who played Star Wars Battlefront 2 this year and you’re jaded or upset with a lack of content, loot boxes, microtransactions and a generally unfair…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.0

Here are the latest patch noes for Star Wars: Battlefront. This time its a major update with content inspired by Star Wars: The last Jedi and a major balance coming for heroes. The game update also comes with some much awaited improvements to game stability as well as improved logic to detect idling players. Check it out: NEW HEROES: FINN AND PHASMA Introducing two new heroes! – Finn joins the Resistance. A skilled soldier, Finn now uses his training to protect his allies at any cost. Finn charges into battle and deals precise damage blazingly fast to any enemies who dare stand in the way. – And then we have the imposing commanding officer of the First Order: Captain Phasma. Few are more feared than Captain Phasma as she uses every tool at her disposal to ensure victory. NEW CAMPAIGN DLC: RESURRECTION Iden Versio is back in the Resurrection DLC!…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Funny Moments

Have you been playing Star Wars: Battlefront 2? Whether you have been playing yourself, watching friends, or just following the game online, you may already know that there are some very funny parts throughout the game and story. Jongo Phett compiled this and had this to say about it, “”Montage of random moments and funny fails made up of clips that I have recorded while playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 and clips sent in by viewers. Jongo Phett Star Wars Battlefront 2 funny moments and fails montage.” Here are some very funny moments in Star Wars Battlefront 2. See for yourself:  What do you think?

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Economy Change, Free Content Planned

DICE have finally broke the silence and updated the community on future updates to the game. Here is the break down: End-of-round payout increase: EA promises that every activity will now see an increase in credits earned across the board, and top players will also receive an additional increase in credits won post-match. 3X Credit increase daily in Arcade Mode: Players have been hitting the daily cap in Arcade Mode, which is why EA has increased the payout to give players more of an incentive to play. Daily login crates increase: Players will now receive additional crafting materials every time they log in for the for the day. Read the full update below: It’s been a busy few weeks for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II. We’re excited to have launched the game to the world, but recognize that there have been some challenges along the way. We have learned a lot, and are making…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.03

Star Wars Battlefront II update 1.0 is now available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It adds a lots of gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Check it out below: Reduced the amount of Score and Battle points gained by using the Disruptor Shot mod for the NT-242 when used against vehicles. Reduced the amount of Score and Battle points gained by using the LAAT Gunship against vehicles. Reduced the amount of damage the Stinger Pistol ability does against Heroes & Villains. Boba Fett can no longer capture objectives while hovering high above the objective. Blocked of some areas on Kamino and Naboo where players could use aerial units to gain an unfair advantage over other players. Tweaked the spawning positions when playing Strike on Kamino. Tweaked the combat area on Tatooine when playing Strike. Tweaked the combat area on Endor when playing Blast. Tweaked the combat area on…

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Battlefront 2 Microtransactions Are Gone – For Now

Players may have won the spat with EA over microtransactions in Battlefront II, but it’s not over. EA and DICE announced they would temporarily turn off the feature and many players rejoiced, counting this one a victory. However, the announcement made it very clear that loot boxes would be returning at some point in the future. “The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game,” said the statement. “We’ll share more details as we work through this.” So, this brings forth a couple of questions: How could they bring this back in a way that won’t create outrage? How will they recover from the death of microtransactions? EA stated in an SEC filing that, “this change is not expected to have a material impact on EA’s fiscal year 2018 financial guidance,” but it doesn’t seem to make a…

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Star Wars Video Game Faces Gambling Charges

By now, you know all about the drama of EA’s Battlfront II after they announced the loot box system that would come with the game. This meant that in addition to the $60-80 you would pay for the base game, you could also spend more money on digital “boxes” that have a chance of giving you random benefits. You don’t know what’s in these boxes, it could be a dud like a random emote for your character. However, the boxes do have a chance of giving you something really great. This means the temptation to continue buying boxes until you get the goodies you want is very high. Even if you don’t get a dud, you may still be tempted to continue buying more boxes and continue getting more goodies to help you level up. You can get abilities to make you stronger, such as 100 percent invisibility flight on Boba Fett….

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Petition to Revoke EA’s Star Wars License

We all know how upset players have been with EA over the controversial launches of both Star Wars Battlefront I and II. When we all thought Battlefront II was going to be better, the redeeming game even, they threw a curveball and added loot crates. There was such an uproar over that, they actually had to suspend the idea (at least for now). For many Star Wars gamer fans, this was the last straw. EA has the rights to Star Wars games but it would seem they keep fumbling the ball with one mistake after another and the fans are the ones suffering. That’s why there is now a petition asking Lucasfilm to revoke EA’s license for making Star Wars games. Right now, it’s an exclusive license which means no other companies can make Star Wars games. So far, over 60,000 people have signed the petition and it’s still climbing. What…

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