Star Wars Battlefront series was rebooted by Electronic Arts in 2015 after the studio acquired the license to work on SW games for years to come. Two years later, we are the only month away from a successor and the new installment in the franchise. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will hit the market on November 17, 2017, when the release is expected on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Four Reasons Why Star Wars Battlefront II is Better than BF I
Before we dive into new features that Star Wars Battlefront 2 brings, let’s take a quick look at what the improvements will be when compared to Battlefront 1.
Space Battles Are Confirmed
There was one part missing in the franchise reboot, and those were the space battles. We were used to having them in Star Wars games, and we are glad to confirm that they will be present in Battlefront II. Furthermore, it is expected that they will be grandiose and epic. Considering how much Electronic Arts loves its games to look phenomenal, we do not doubt that we are in for a treat. Yes, it is more than expected that we will be able to drive the Millennium Falcon, don’t worry about that.
A Bunch of New Characters and Locations
The rebooted BF focused on the original trilogy (apart from the DLC), but the developers are taking it a step further. Star Wars Battlefront 2 will cover all eras, which opens numerous possibilities. Just imagine the various locations from different SW periods that can be the place of epic battles. Aside from that, this also means that there will be a broad range of heroes and villains in BF 2.
Multiplayer Will Be Class-Based
It’s nice when you see that the developers listen to the feedback from the players. Although Battlefront 1 was satisfactory, the main complaint is that the game lacked depth in particular areas. That is something that DICE wants to work on in Star Wars Battlefront II, and one of the modes that will go through a complete overhaul is multiplayer.
Unlike in the original, the multiplayer will now be class-based. It is a successful formula we’ve seen in other games, such as Battlefield, and considering that the concept generated success for others, DICE decided to implement it in Battlefront 2.
Players will have different roles to choose in multiplayer battles meaning that they will be particular expectations from them during the fight. All that will mean that they will need to master becoming useful in various roles if they want to become a truly versatile player of online modes and dominate the competition.
There Is Also a Single-Player Campaign
The players that are looking for single player experience in Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be thrilled to know that they will have one. In fact, DICE has been working on a campaign with an intricate plot that will ultimately fit in with what is happening in the movies.
According to some announcements and inside information, the story of Battlefront II will take place in the span of 13 years between what happened on Endor in The Return of the Jedi and the moment where the story continues in The Force Awakens.
The newest installment of the BF series will put you in the role of a ‘regular soldier.’ You shouldn’t expect to play as a Chewbacca or a Jedi knight in the single player mode. The solo experience will place you in the shoes of the commander of an Imperial Special Forces Unit (who is, by the way, a girl). According to DICE, we can expect an elaborate plot involving betrayal, revenge, and redemption.
Other Star Wars Battlefront 2 Confirmed Features
You’ve read about the significant improvements from the original franchise reboot, but there is more we know about Battlefront II. Let’s take a look at other confirmed features.
These Are Four Multiplayer Classes in Battlefront 2
Class-based multiplayer is a step forward, but the classes offered aren’t that innovative. It’s not like that they have to be, that merely means that you will quickly understand and adjust to your role in a multiplayer battle.
You can choose between these four classes:
- Heavy – a soldier that can utilize a combat shield to push his way through
- Sniper – a soldier that can place trip mines (and probably shoot from afar)
- Assault – a soldier that has the ability to use thermal grenades
- Officer – a soldier that has knowledge in medicine and can improve health of those near him
Aside from that, you will Battle Points in matches that you can use to unlock heroes such as Darth Maul or Rey.
The Support for 4K Ultra HD
The most of AAA games this year offers support for 4K Ultra HD resolution, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be no exception. What we’ve seen from the graphics so far (a couple of trailers and presentation at E3 2017) leaves us in awe. Battlefront 2 might be one of the prettiest games that are run by the Frostbite 3 engine.
The only advice that we can give you is to splash the cash for a powerful PC, or a huge TV screen accompanies with one of the next-gen consoles. If you are a Star Wars fan, it will be worth it.
You Can Play It before the Release
Although it is scheduled for November 17, 2017, there is a way to get access to Star Wars Battlefront 2 more than a week sooner. You can do that if you are a member of either Origin Access or EA Access; in that case, you can play the game on November 9, 2017. There will also be a full beta for all the platforms, but the date hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have a standard edition, as well as deluxe and collector’s edition which brings a lot of additional content. Some things will be included especially for those who pre-order the game, but you can also expect several DLCs along the way.