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Star Wars Battlefront II

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion (EU), Motive Studios (US)
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2017

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'Star Wars Battlefront II' (ALL) Patch Adds New Map, Hero Ship, Tweaks And Fixes

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2018 @ 3:55 p.m. PST

Live the untold Star Wars story of Iden, an elite Stormtrooper, in an original single-player story. Battle on land and in space in an expanded multiplayer experience with iconic heroes and villains, thrilling space battles, and a deep progression and customization system.

Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA's Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players will be able to pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras.

Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.

With the first patch of 2018, Star Wars Battlefront II is delighted to offer a new Blast map on the planet Crait and to introduce Iden Versio's TIE fighter to the roster of hero ships available in Starfighter Assault. Of course, the development teams have been digging into fan feedback and the patch will also introduce a series of bug fixes and balancing tweaks to the gameplay experience, including updates to heroes Finn, Captain Phasma, Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett.

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 Abilities:

  • Afterburner - Gives the starfighter a temporary speed boost and breaks enemy missile lock. The AFTERBURNER can be cancelled after a short time
  • Laser Barrage - Charges up a rapid fire barrage which deals high damage
  • Dual Proton Torpedoes - Fires two proton torpedoes which track the locked target and deal high damage
  • Inferno Leader – For the duration of INFERNO LEADER, all enemies within a radius are revealed to allied players. These enemies receive increased damage from all sources
TIE/In fighter Star Cards:
  • Engine Heat Dissipator - Decreases the AFTERBURNER cooldown
  • Advanced Torpedoes - Increases DUAL PROTON TORPEDO damage
  • Vengeful Barrage - Increases the damage of LASER BARRAGE
  • Flight Commander - Increases the duration of INFERNO LEADER
  • Reinforced Hull - Increases the total health of the starfighter
  • Tuned Lasers - Increases primary weapon damage
  • Advanced Capacitors - Improves the primary weapons resistance to overheating
  • Repair Systems - Reduces the delay before health regeneration begins
  • Elite Pilot - Increases the turn rate of the starfighter
  • Engine Upgrade - Increases the top speed and how quickly the starfighter can accelerate and decelerate
Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter Milestones:
  • Rapid Assault - Used Iden Versio's TIE/LN fighter AFTERBURNER ability 25 times
  • Precision Strike - Achieve 25 DUAL PROTON TORPEDO kills with Iden Versio's TIE/LN Fighter
  • Hope Cannot Save Them - Achieve 25 LASER BARRAGE kills with Iden Versio's TIE/LN Fighter
  • Avenge Our Emperor - Use Iden Versio's TIE/LN Fighter INFERNO LEADER ability 25 times
Heroes:
Finn
  • Reduced base damage of his EL-16 from 65 to 45
  • Reduced the time before heat cooldown kicks in from 3.5 to 1.5 seconds
  • Reduced damage of each Deadeye shot from 40 to 30
Phasma
  • Reduced the heat generated per shot of her F-11D
Lando
  • Fixed a bug where Maximized Efficiency was not properly granting cooldown reduction
Boba Fett
  • Reduced the damage per rocket of Rocket Barrage from 90 to 78
  • Reduced the inner damage radius for each rocket of Rocket Barrage from 2 to 1.5 meters
  • Reduced the outer damage radius for each rocket of Rocket Barrage from 4 to 3 meters
Classes & Special Units
Wookiee Warrior
  • Reduced Bowcaster center projectile damage multiplier from 1.3 to 1
  • Lowered Bowcaster fall off distance at the start from 20 to 10 meters & at the end from 30 to 25 meters
  • Reshuffled Bowcaster explosion damage and projectile damage to make falloff have higher effect
  • Increased Bowcaster heat per shot
Specialist
  • Reduce size of scope glint
  • Added scope glint to the following long range weapons: EL-16HFE, A-280, Pulse Rifle, and Captain Phasma’s F-11D
  • Reduced heat per shot for the following long range weapons: Valken-38X, E-5S, DLT-20A, DLT-19x, A280, and DLT-19D
  • Increased the bursts per minute of all Infiltration variants from 100 to 130
Heavy
  • Reduced the AOE of Supercharged and Explosive sentry
  • Increased heat per shot for Supercharged Sentry from 0.015 to 0.017
Officer
  • Reduced explosion damage when turret is destroyed by blaster fire from 150 to 25
  • Added ability icons denoting that a player has been boosted by Recharge Command
  • Turrets now have an icon that show when the turret is engaging an enemy
Weapons:
CR2
  • Lowered start damage from 17 to 16
  • Lowered end damage from 9 to 8
  • Reduced damage falloff end distance from 40 to 30 meters
Barrage
  • Reduced inner blast radius from 3.5 to 2 meters
  • Increased outer blast radius from 5 to 6 meters
  • Increased explosion damage from 55 to 100
Blurrg-1120
  • Reduced falloff start distance from 20 to 15 meters
  • Reduced start damage of Explosive Shot from 29 to 26
  • Reduced end damage of Explosive Shot from 10 to 8
  • Reduced inner blast radius of Explosive Shot from 0.8 to 0.7 meters
  • Reduced outer blast radius of Explosive Shot from 2 to 1.8 meters
  • Reduced accuracy of the final shots when Burst Mod is equipped
Trip Mine
  • Increased the number of mines that can be deployed at the same time from 1 to 2
  • Raised the time until the mines disappeared after death from 5 to 15 seconds
Galactic Assault:
Kamino
  • Updated spawns to help the Droids attack
  • Phase 2 capture areas are now only the platforms
Tatooine
  • Removed the A-Wing
  • Reduced AT-ST Battlepoint cost from 2500 to 1500
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Naboo
  • Updated spawns to help the Droids attack
  • Reduced health of the MTT
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Death Star II
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Endor
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Hoth
  • Reduced health of the AT-ATs
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Kashyyyk
  • Reduced health of the MTTs
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Crait
  • Updated spawns to help the First Order attack
  • Reduced health of the Phase 3 objectives from 5000 to 4000
  • Increased the cost of the Ski Speeder from 0 to 200
  • Reduced health of the AT-M6s
Jakku
  • Made 2 AT-ST’s available in Phase 1
  • Updated spawns to better orient players
  • Updated combat area for Phase 4
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Yavin
  • Lowered Battlepoint cost for AT-STs from 2500 to 2000
  • Lowered Battlepoint cost for Deathtroopers from 3000 to 2000
  • Lowered Battlepoint cost for Imperial Rocket Trooper from 2000 to 1750
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Takodana
  • Added AT-ST to Phase 1
  • Updated Phase 2 objective locations
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Starkiller Base
  • Tweaked Resistance spawns in Phase 1
  • Updated First Order combat area in Phase 1
  • Reduced explosive objective timer
Strike:
  • Tweaked Bomb Timer duration
  • Minor balancing tweaks
General:
  • Added a night variant to Tatooine Maps
  • Increased the frequency of alternative lighting variants across all maps
  • Updated visual appearances of the First Order on Crait
  • Fixed a bug where the LAAT overheat sound would affect everyone in the match
  • Milestone completion call out’s in-match
  • Armor class Battlepoint multiplier reduced
  • Fixed a bug where both the Officer’s Recharge Command and Finn’s Big Deal abilities were not affecting Heroes or Special Units properly
  • Fixed an issue where each sector on the minimap would not light up properly the first time an enemy fired
  • Reduced fade in time for a minimap sector from 0.3 to 0.1 seconds
  • Stability improvements
  • Misc. bug fixing

In addition to the all-new single player campaign, the team at DICE is evolving the game's multiplayer to become the ultimate Star Wars battleground. With modes supporting up to 40 players, Star Wars Battlefront II takes fans through a wide range of iconic locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy, including new in-game locations such as Yavin 4's jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero's journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.

As one of the most requested fan modes, galactic-scale space combat is also brought to life in Star Wars Battlefront II. Criterion, with a deep history of creating some of gaming's fastest and intuitive vehicles, has built space combat from the ground up with refined handling, weapons, and customization options. Players can drop into the cockpit of the galaxy's most iconic ships, weave between asteroid fields and fly through imperial dockyards in high stakes dogfights.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II can join the excitement of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with content inspired by the upcoming film including exclusive Kylo Ren and Rey themed looks. Players can also equip both characters with epic ability upgrades in multiplayer. Additionally, when taking the fight to space, players can upgrade to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Millennium Falcon and a new First Order ship.

Players that order the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will not only have access to all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired pre-order content, found in Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Heroes, but can also dominate the battlefront as the ultimate Star Wars elite trooper. Every trooper class will receive upgrades, delivering superior firepower, deadly weapon modifications and epic combat abilities. Deluxe Edition owners will also get a head start on the battlefront, being able to jump into the game up to three days early.

Star Wars Battlefront II is currently available worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, and on PC (Origin).


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