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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) Han Solo Season Continues Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2018 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT

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.


He’s a gambler, a driver, a flyer – and an unexpected hero in the making. It’s time for young Han Solo to make his way to Star Wars Battlefront II. Venture into the winding mines of Kessel as young Han Solo and the rest of the Millennium Falcon crew and much more.

Starting June 12, players can jump into all new content inspired by the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story film including:

  • New Location Kessel – The notorious coaxium mines of the planet Kessel will available in a variety of modes including Blast, Hero Showdown, Heroes vs. Villains or Extraction.
  • Extraction Mode – This popular mode first seen in Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim will make its return. In extraction, an infiltration squad must retrieve and escape with a critical payload while fending off enemy forces. Players will join as either attackers or defenders in this asymmetrical and intense mode.
  • Lando’s Millennium Falcon – Take the Millennium Falcon for a spin prior to when Han Solo won it in a game of sabac.
  • New Appearances – Arrive to battle in style with new Appearances for Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca, all carefully modeled after their looks in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Previously this season, the game took players back to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, introduced new ways to play the game, and explored the iconic friendships and rivalries of Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon crew. But there’s a whole lot more to it.

Welcome to the Coaxium Mines of Kessel

Completing the infamous Kessel Run in 12 parsecs is no small feat for a smuggler, and now you’ll get to visit the notorious planet yourself. It’s not for the faint-hearted though – conditions are harsh, and the Galactic Empire is heavily invested in the local supply of the highly sought after coaxium.

Bring your blaster and delve into the mines in a variety of game modes – a hectic round of Blast, the tactical Hero Showdown, Heroes vs Villains, or this season’s fresh Extraction mode – as this location debuts in Star Wars Battlefront II.

Deliver the Goods in Extraction

Hold on, we’re receiving some intel on another high-risk mission in the Outer Rim. In Extraction, an infiltration squad must retrieve and escape with a critical payload while fending off enemy forces. Players will join as either attackers or defenders in this asymmetrical and intense mode.

So halt the goods being delivered to the Millennium Falcon in the winding mines of Kessel – or push your way through Jabba’s Palace before time runs out – when Extraction arrives on June 12. 

Pilot Lando’s Millennium Falcon

For the first time in Star Wars Battlefront II, you can pilot Lando’s Millennium Falcon prior to when Han Solo won it in a game of sabacc. Engage the trusty droid companion L3-37 as your co-pilot, make roaring TIE fighters drop like flies, and activate the coaxium injection boost to get away before anyone knows what’s happening. Make sure to give it a spin – it packs quite the punch!

Arrive to Battle in Style

By hanging around with law-benders and thieves, you might be expected to look a bit rough around the edges. Live up to it with two new Appearances*** for Han Solo, and while you’re at it, gear up for some fast-paced action with Chewbacca’s stylish goggles – all carefully modelled after their looks in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Speaking of style, Lando Calrissian dresses as the sophisticated and smooth-talking schemer that he is with two fashionable variations.

Menu Updates

In May we released an update to the menu that removed the hologram effect. One of the more prominent bits of discussion around this was if we were also going to update any of the other menus.

Coming in June we can confirm that we’ll be removing the hologram styled menus from both the Spawn Screen and the end of round MVP screen. Both screens will have a new look to them, in line with the main menu that was added back in May.

We heard a lot of positives over the new look of the menu, especially around the character models that now populate them. What if you could inspect the models and interact with them even further?

Alongside the above updates to the menu screens we are also releasing a change that will allow you to inspect the character models. From within the appearance menu you’ll be able to rotate, pan up, pan down and zoom in and out.

Jetpack Cargo

The last time Jetpack Cargo was available in the game we saw a lot of feedback surrounding the amount of time each game could take. To help combat this we are implementing a timer of six minutes to each game. We’ve also updated the User Interface, which will now display the score and time remaining throughout the duration of the game.

The map has also undergone some changes, most notably Bespin has now been replaced with Yavin 4. The final change we’ve made is that when you spawn you no longer pick a character, instead you pick the weapon you want to use.

We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on these changes once Jetpack Cargo returns.

Timed Challenges on Home

A small Quality of Life addition is being added to the front menu and revolves around Timed Challenges. When the next update arrives, you’ll notice that the Timed Challenges will now display on the Front Menu alongside the crate notification. Should you wish, you can still navigate to them via the Career menu.

Bug Fixes, Tweaks and Improvements

As usual there’s a host of fixes, alongside some balance changes going into the update. You can find the full list over in the patch notes here.

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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