Star Wars Battlefront 2: New Content Incoming On June 12

Is this enough to change the attitude around Star Wars right now?

Posted By | On 07th, Jun. 2018 Under News | Follow This Author @teh_jackson


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Electronic Arts and DICE are hoping that Solo got you to pick their much discussed Star Wars Battlefront II back up just in time for a new content drop happening in just a couple more days, with a new trailer to get you hyped.

The new content is very much tied into the movie with the Han Solo Season, and drops a new Kessel map, an Extraction mode, Lando’s factory fresh Millennium Falcon and others things that we’ve included below such as skins based on the new film, which launched earlier this month to a hearty “meh” according to the box office reports.

Star Wars Battlefront II was one of the biggest stories of 2017 thanks to Lootgate, where EA came under significant fire for predatory micro-transactions that gave paying players significant advantages over other players and caught the attention of legislators across the world. Is this going to get you back into Star Wars Battlefront II? Let us know in the comments below.

NEW CONTENT

APPEARANCES

  • Han Solo – Corellia Escape (Legendary)

  • Han Solo – Beckett’s Crew (Legendary)

  • Lando – Professional “Sportsman” (Legendary)

  • Lando – Raconteur (Legendary)

  • Chewbacca – Vandor Heist (Epic)

FEATURES

  • Added Kessel as a new location

  • Added new Extraction game mode playable on Kessel and Jabba’s Palace

  • Added Kessel to Blast, HvV, Hero Showdown, and Arcade

  • Added Lando’s Millennium Falcon as a playable Vehicle

  • Removed the holograms from the deploy and MVP screens

  • Implemented a Character Inspector in the Collection screens

  • Timed Challenges are now displayed and accessible from the Home screen

HEROES AND VILLAINS

Emperor Palpatine

  • Fixed an issue where the CHAIN LIGHTNING Ability was not doing damage

Captain Phasma

  • The FIRST ORDER SENTRY DROID now only lasts for 5 seconds after Captain Phasma has been defeated

Lando Calrissian

  • Fixed an issue where the DISABLER failed to stun enemies

  • Fixed an issue where the DISABLER would sometimes affect friendlies

Rey

  • Fixed an issue where Rey could DASH through a lightsaber block

CLASSES, SPECIAL UNITS, & VEHICLES

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where an equipped Trooper Appearance was not applied when deploying into Vehicles

LOCK-ON SYSTEM

  • Updated the lock-on logic to now warn a player whenever an item is locking-on to them, not just when the weapon has already locked-on

ASSAULT

  • Combat Roll is blocked for a brief period when activating TOUGHEN UP so as to prevent discrepancies between animation, audio, and the Ability’s activation

HEAVY

  • Fixed an issue where the Marksman Star Card incorrectly reset the Sentry Ability duration on headshot kills; Marksman is only intended to affect heat-based weapons

  • Gave the Ion Torpedo 3 shots per magazine instead of 1 to make it more reliable against air targets

  • Increased Ion Torpedo damage to make it more reliable against vehicles overall

OFFICER

  • Slightly reduced damage of the SE-44C and Blurrg-1120 with the intention to make these less viable in a situation where an Assault Rifle should be better suited

  • Slightly reduced the flash duration of the FLASH GRENADE

  • Fixed an issue where the IMPROVED FLASH GRENADE inadvertently caused a longer flash duration than the default version

SPECIALIST

Health Changes

We’ve increased the Specialist’s health to be in line with the Officer and Assault classes. The intent with this change is to bring the Specialist’s kill/death ratio up in line with the other Trooper Classes and to give Specialists the chance to improve their average score-per-minute as both values were the lowest of all the classes.

  • Base health increased from 100 to 150

  • Health regeneration per second decreased from 60 to 30

Sprint Recovery

When looking at the Specialist, one thing to note is that the intended gameplay is not for players to sprint and fire. As such we’ve slightly increased the sprint recovery penalty with all Specialist primary weapons. This now means that a Specialist will be somewhat slower to fire the first shot with their primary weapon when coming out of sprint.

This should also give other classes (except Heavy) a slight advantage when sprinting around a corner and suddenly meeting an enemy Specialist. For reference, the sprint recovery speeds are stack-ranked per weapon type as follows:

  1. Pistols (Officer)

  2. Rifles (Assault)

  3. Longblasters (Specialist)

  4. Heavy blasters (Heavy)

AERIALS

  • Reduced deploy time on rocket launchers from 1 to 0.8 seconds to make the timing, from activation to firing, snappier

  • Increased the time the player has control over the jump pack, giving them better air control while in the air

GAME MODES AND LOCATIONS

GALACTIC ASSAULT

  • Fixed an issue on PC where after shooting the MTT with the ION Disruptor, a “Playing the Objective” scoring event was shown after each respawn

  • Improved player rewards for completing objectives on the map

ARCADE

  • Fixed an issue where the Last Stand effect was not working on Jabba’s Palace if one enemy was killed before dying

  • Fixed an issue with the Starfighter Arcade end-of-round screen where after a round of Starfighter Arcade had been completed the “Challenge Summary” screen was blank

  • Fixed an issue on Co-op Battle Scenarios where the enemy AI didn’t engage the player at first sight

  • Fixed an issue in Starfighter Arcade – Onslaught where if one of the players was in the deploy screen after being defeated, time and kills were not tracked for either player

  • Fixed an issue in the Tutorial Mission where the AI would randomly die without any reason

  • Fixed an issue in split-screen where one of the players would not be able to deploy with any Character if both players tried to deploy with the same Hero at the start

HEROES VS VILLAINS

  • Fixed an issue on Takodana where Boba Fett could reach an invisible collision platform behind the castle where no other Hero could get to

  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes respawned near enemies

HERO SHOWDOWN

  • Revised the HUD to show the timer permanently and changed the countdown timer circle to count each second when there is 30 seconds left

  • Now if time ends and both teams have the same score, it’s a draw

JETPACK CARGO

  • Revised the HUD to show the timer permanently and changed the countdown timer circle to count each second when there is 30 seconds left

  • Now if time ends and both teams have the same score, it’s a draw

  • Added a kill log

EWOK HUNT

  • Polished the Ewok jump attack

  • Updated audio near the end of a match to build up when the shuttle comes

  • Reduced the starting Score bonus for the first Ewok

  • Created a different crosshair color when under the effects of VALIANT HORN

  • Revised crate pickup locations so that there are less weapons in the cave

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes a Stormtrooper would change to an Ewok after dying by his own grenade

  • Decreased the hut interaction area, so that Ewoks don’t activate the hut entrance by accident

  • Added in-world markers to the treetop exits for Ewoks to provide a better understanding of which door to take

LOCATIONS

  • Improved the combat area for both Hero Showdown and Heroes vs. Villains on Endor

  • Improved the spawn area for Imperials on Hoth during Strike

  • Fixed an issue where jumping up on and behind some pipes would get the player stuck on Jabba’s Palace

  • Fixed an issue where Yoda could get stuck between the Rancor body and the cave wall on Jabba’s Palace

  • Added the missing Gamorrean Guards in Jabba’s Palace

GENERAL CHANGES

  • Added Animation to the XP bar when ranking up

  • Implement additional matchmaking information in the end-of-round

  • Fixed an issue on consoles where players could encounter an infinite black loading screen if quitting the server when the planet was shown during the end-of-round

  • Fixed an issue on PC where Chewbacca couldn’t use any Emote in Arcade if the Wookie Smuggler appearance was equipped

  • Adjusted the Credit pay out for time spent in match by reducing the Time bonus by 20% in order to give more weight to actions during a match


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