More than two years and plenty of microtransactions drama later, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II will soon see its final content update. EA has announced that the game will be considered “complete” following the release of The Battle of Scarif update.
Calling Rogue One
The free content update, coming on April 29, takes inspiration from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, much of the content will actually focus on the original Star Wars trilogy. Players can expect to engage in Supremacy and Instant Action battles on Hoth, Tatooine, Yavin 4, Scarif, and even the Death Star II. If you were worried about the game’s balance, Supremacy battles will only take place in the ground phase. Some locations, however, will still have starfighters available to commandeer.
EA will also make other changes to Star Wars Battlefront II. The Heroes vs Villains mode will see the addition of both Scarif and Crait. Co-op mode will add both the MC85 Star Cruiser and the First Order Star Destroyer. Co-op with an AI companion is now possible as well. Plus, players can choose not to search for an online buddy. You can do this via a new Instant Action option.
Three new skins will accompany the free update. Expect to see Rey’s yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren’s reforged mask, and Emperor Palpatine in a new set of robes. If you prefer Darth Maul in his Old Master look, you can do that by simply defeating 5,000 enemies as Darth Maul.
Keep the fight going
Even though this is Star Wars Battlefront II‘s final update, EA still plans to support the game somewhat.
“Looking beyond April, we’re transitioning to a phase where the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events such as Double XP and more, and game support will carry this broad and rich Star Wars gaming experience into the future,” said creative director Dennis Brännvall. “This means that we’re moving away from delivering regular content updates. As the game lives on with the players and our community, we’re looking forward to hearing your stories for years to come.”
Considering the hard times we find ourselves in, the team also looks forward to seeing more from the players.
“Community means even more in times when we need to stay physically apart. This is why we encourage you a bit extra to share your #StayandPlay stories on social media. We hope that Star Wars Battlefront II and the upcoming The Battle on Scarif Update will inspire you to keep playing and sharing.”