Motive Studios has released its newest big update for Star Wars: Squadrons which adds two new Starfighters. Update 4.0 adds the B-wing for the New Republic and TIE Defender to the Galactic Empire. Check out the trailer below to see them in action.
The B-wing is a heavy gunship, which means low maneuverability but fairly high durability. It has ion cannons and can deal significant damage to capital ships. If you’re keen on hanging back and taking out foes from afar, it might be for you. By comparison, the TIE Defender is more an anti-Starfighter specialist.
Its shields provide strong damage resistance but it’s also weak to ion weaponry. Players will need to manage their power efficiently but in return, they get the Advanced Power System which overcharges a system with max power. Other features include Custom Games and a server browser for multiplayer and training. Check out the full patch notes here.
Star Wars: Squadrons is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC – check out our review here.
Star Wars Squadrons update 4.0
Added Custom Games and a server browser, available in the Multiplayer & Training menu
Adjusted Skill Rating requirements for each tier via server-side change last week (see below for full details)
Updated Skill Rating gain/loss ratios to better reflect each player’s performance in a match via server-side change last week
Ongoing server-side matchmaking improvements
Fixed an issue where the game could crash if the player didn’t skip through the outro screens of a match
Fixed an issue where the game could crash when loading into Fostar Haven
Fixed an issue where having Lighting quality set to Low could create intense flashes of light on Fostar Haven
Fixed an issue where AI in multiplayer could on occasion deal no hull damage to players with their primary weapons
Fixed or improved instances of poor collision detection on Fostar Haven, Galitan, Esseles, Nadiri Dockyards, Zavian Abyss, and Sissubo
Fixed issue where the interior of the TIE interceptor could disappear after respawning
Fixed issue where Star Destroyer engine VFX could flicker
Fixed an issue where PlayStation 5 visuals appeared blurry.