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"Next year we'll see Star Wars Battlefront back with bigger and better worlds, because we now have the new movies to work off [and] not just the historical movies that we used before."
―Blake Jorgensen, Electronic Arts chief financial officer[src]

Star Wars Battlefront II[6] will be released on November 17, 2017 by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2015's Star Wars Battlefront. The sequel will include worlds depicted in the new Star Wars films[3] as well as content from the original and prequel trilogies.

The game is being developed with singleplayer and multiplayer modes by DICE, with additional support by Motive Studios and Criterion Games.

StoryEdit

The storyline predominantly follows Iden Versio, commander of the Imperial Special Forces unit Inferno Squad. Upon witnessing the destruction of the second Death Star, Versio's troops look to her for direction. Versio tells her troops that they will avenge the Emperor.[5]

The story will span thirty years, beginning in the waning months of the Galactic Civil War and concluding around the destruction of Starkiller Base.[7]

There will be segments in the campaign where other characters are playable as well, including Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.[8]

GameplayEdit

OverviewEdit

The game will return to the roots of the classic Battlefront games, using a class-based system for infantry troopers with each class having a shared progression system, but with equipment differing depending on faction.[2]

The classes will be Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist.[9]

More vehicles will be included for all factions, including Tauntauns. Space battles will also be making a return with new starships. Vehicles will also be a part of a new customization and progression system.[10]

Playable hero and villain characters from the films will be expanded upon, with players able to customize skills to their liking. Creative Director Bernd Diemer stated that he wanted the heroes to have more depth rather than feeling like a momentary power up.[10]

GamemodesEdit

  • Arcade: This game mode brings offline singleplayer (and two player coop on consoles) gameplay with and versus AI in different battle scenarios.[11]
  • Multiplayer: Multiplayer includes different online game modes which can support up to 40 simultaneous players.[11][12]
    • Galactic Assault: 20v20 battles with unique objectives for each map.[12]
    • Starfighter Assault: 12v12 space battles with 20 AI ships per team with unique objectives for maps both in space and in the skies of planets.[12]
    • Strike: 8v8 mode where two teams compete in objective based scenarios.[12]
    • Blast: 10v10 team deathmatch.[12]
    • Heroes vs. Villains: 4v4 hero duels involving characters from all three eras.[12]

DevelopmentEdit

The game's development was revealed in an interview with an EA executive in 2016.[3] More information, including its development by DICE and Motive Studios, was revealed during EA's Livestream during E3 2016.

The game's development is a collaboration between DICE, who are developing the multiplayer, Motive Studios, who are developing the single player mode, and Criterion Software, who are developing the vehicle and flight controls. The game will include content from all three film trilogies.[5] A goal of the game's story is to humanize the Empire in ways that haven't been seen before.[7]

On April 12, 2017 a teaser trailer was leaked giving confirmation that the game would include content from all three main Star Wars eras, a single player campaign, and heroes such as Kylo Ren, Rey, Darth Maul, and Yoda.[13] EA premiered this trailer the following day during their panel at 2017's Celebration Orlando.[6] A gameplay trailer for the game was released on June 10, 2017 during the Battlefront II panel at E3 2017.[11]

While working on the game, the development team notably consulted Emil Fortune's reference book Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.[14]

ReleaseEdit

In April 2017 during the presentation at Star Wars Celebration, it was confirmed that the game would be released on November 17, 2017 and November 14 for those pre ordering the Deluxe Elite Trooper Edition. .[3]

ReceptionEdit

When the game was announced it was received with mostly positive reaction by most fans, largely because of the inclusion of all three cinematic eras, a singleplayer campaign, and improved gameplay from the previous reboot of the series. However, the game has received criticism for the use of loot boxes and crates, with many players worried over the introduction of a pay to win system and random progression not tied to player skill.[15]

EditionsEdit

There are two editions of the game available: the Standard edition and the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.[9]

The Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will include Rey and Kylo Ren The Last Jedi skins, early access to the game, and game upgrades for weapons and Heroes.[9]

Downloadable contentEdit

DICE hinted that the game will not include a season pass, unlike the previous game,[16] instead they wanted to find a better alternative in order to avoid "fragmenting" the community of players.[17] It was confirmed during EA Play 2017 that there would not be a season pass, instead all DLC would be free to all players, the additional content would be released as seasons/events.[11]

The Last Jedi SeasonEdit

The first Season expansion, The Last Jedi Season is set to be released in December and is centered around Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the Star Wars saga which is set to release on December 15, 2017. It will feature a space map over D'Qar,[18] the new planet Crait, Resistance hero Finn and First Order villain Captain Phasma.[19]

CreditsEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Characters

Creatures

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Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


BibliographyEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Raymond, Jade. The Future of EA Star Wars Games. Electronic Arts Inc.. Archived from the original on April 28, 2017. Retrieved on June 13, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skrebels, Joe (April 15, 2017). Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Preview: Bigger, Better and... More Emotional. IGN. Archived from the original on April 20, 2017. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Prescott, Shaun (May 10, 2016). Star Wars Battlefront 2 will release in 2017. PC Gamer. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved on May 10, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SWInsider Star Wars Insider 172
  5. 5.000 5.001 5.002 5.003 5.004 5.005 5.006 5.007 5.008 5.009 5.010 5.011 5.012 5.013 5.014 5.015 5.016 5.017 5.018 5.019 5.020 5.021 5.022 5.023 5.024 5.025 5.026 5.027 5.028 5.029 5.030 5.031 5.032 5.033 5.034 5.035 5.036 5.037 5.038 5.039 5.040 5.041 5.042 5.043 5.044 5.045 5.046 5.047 5.048 5.049 5.050 5.051 5.052 5.053 5.054 5.055 5.056 5.057 5.058 5.059 5.060 5.061 5.062 5.063 5.064 5.065 5.066 5.067 5.068 5.069 5.070 5.071 5.072 5.073 5.074 5.075 5.076 5.077 5.078 5.079 5.080 5.081 5.082 5.083 5.084 5.085 5.086 5.087 5.088 5.089 5.090 5.091 5.092 5.093 5.094 5.095 5.096 5.097 5.098 5.099 5.100 5.101 5.102 5.103 5.104 5.105 5.106 5.107 5.108 5.109 5.110 5.111 5.112 5.113 5.114 5.115 5.116 5.117 5.118 5.119 5.120 5.121 5.122 5.123 5.124 5.125 5.126 5.127 5.128 5.129 5.130 5.131 5.132 5.133 5.134 5.135 5.136 5.137 5.138 5.139 5.140 5.141 5.142 5.143 5.144 5.145 5.146 5.147 5.148 5.149 5.150 5.151 5.152 5.153 5.154 5.155 5.156 5.157 5.158 5.159 5.160 5.161 5.162 5.163 5.164 5.165 5.166 5.167 5.168 5.169 5.170 5.171 5.172 5.173 5.174 5.175 5.176 5.177 5.178 5.179 5.180 5.181 5.182 5.183 5.184 5.185 5.186 5.187 5.188 5.189 5.190 5.191 5.192 5.193 5.194 5.195 5.196 EA Star Wars (April 15, 2017). Star Wars Battlefront II: Full Length Reveal Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved on April 15, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Your First Look at STAR WARS Battlefront II Is Coming at STAR WARS Celebration (March 29, 2017). Archived from the original on March 30, 2017. Retrieved on March 29, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pearce, Alanah (April 15, 2017). Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single-Player Preview. IGN. Archived from the original on April 16, 2017. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
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  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 STAR WARS Battlefront II - Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. GameStop. Retrieved on April 18, 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 McWhertor, Michael (April 15, 2017). What's new in Star Wars Battlefront 2's multiplayer. Polygon. Retrieved on April 18, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 IGN (2017-06-10). E3 2017: EA Press Conference and EA Play - IGN LIVE. YouTube. Retrieved on June 11, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Star Wars Battlefront Multiplayer - Star Wars - Official EA Site. EA (2017-06-10). Retrieved on June 12, 2017.
  13. Shepherd, Jack (April 12, 2017). Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer leaks ahead of Orlando Celebration. Independent. Retrieved on April 19, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 SWYTlogo Star Wars Battlefront 2: Behind The Story on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  15. Tom Marks (2017-10-06). Opinion: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Beta Raises Pay-To-Win Fears. IGN. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  16. Rosenberg, Adam (April 15, 2017). It looks like 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' will ditch the Season Pass. Mashable. Retrieved on April 18, 2017.
  17. Levine, Nick (Apr 18, 2017). 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' will have 'something different' from a season pass. NME. Retrieved on April 18, 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Star Wars: Battlefront II will get free DLC after November 11 launch. VentureBeat. Retrieved on June 10, 2017.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 The Galaxy Will Keep Getting Bigger Post-Launch. Electronic Arts. ea.com (2017-06-10). Archived from the original on June 11, 2017. Retrieved on June 11, 2017. "This starts with the Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™ Season coming this December, where all Star Wars Battlefront II players will get access to Finn, Captain Phasma, the new planet Crait, and more."
  20. TwitterLogo @AnthonySkordi (Anthony Skordi) on Twitter. “.@EAStarWars Yes, that's me as #AdmiralVersio in #Battlefront2 what a privilege and honour #StarWarsBattlefrontII”
  21. TwitterLogo @MitchyD (Mitch Dyer) on Twitter. “Admiral Garrick Versio.You're gonna love Iden's dad. :)”
  22. TwitterLogo @deebradleybaker (Dee Bradley Baker) on Twitter. “I'm thrilled to be involved with #Battlefront2! Can't wait to immerse in the awesomeness!!”
  23. TwitterLogo @deebradleybaker (Dee Bradley Baker) on Twitter. “Gratified to hear so many fans excited to hear the clones back in action. You'll not be disappointed! #battlefront2”
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 SWYTlogo Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Live Stream – Day 3 | The Star Wars Show LIVE! on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Battlefront. SamWitwer (June 10, 2017). Retrieved on June 11, 2017. "Minute 8:20(Wood), 8:33(Morrison), 11:50(Witwer)"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Osborn, Alex (April 19, 2017). Arrow Actor Paul Blackthorne's Role in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Revealed. IGN. Retrieved on April 20, 2017.
  27. TwitterLogo @Janina (Janina Gavankar) on Twitter. “May I introduce to you...Inferno Squad @PaulBlackthorne @tjramini”
  28. 28.0 28.1 TwitterLogo @guillaume_mroz (Guillame Mroz) on Twitter. “Cinematic Captures: I'm pretty sure they got Daisy Ridley to voice Rey in the beta. Here's a comparison of the alpha vs the beta.
    Guillame Mroz: It is. Well spotted”
  29. TwitterLogo @helensadler (Helen Sadler) on Twitter. “Beyond excited to announce I'm voicing REY (and Captain Phasma) in the New @starwars BATTLEFRONT 2!! 🙇‍♀️#Battlefront2 #EAstarwars #Rey”
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 TwitterLogo @eastarwars (Electronic Arts) on Twitter. “#StarWarsBattlefrontII's Starfighter Assault mode is roaring into Gamescom on August 21. First details: x.ea.com/34271”
  31. 31.0 31.1 Electronic Arts (August 21, 2017). EA Live at Gamescom 2017. YouTube. Retrieved on August 21, 2017.
  32. 32.00 32.01 32.02 32.03 32.04 32.05 32.06 32.07 32.08 32.09 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 EA Star Wars (August 19, 2017). Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved on August 19, 2017.
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 33.35 33.36 33.37 33.38 33.39 33.40 33.41 33.42 33.43 33.44 33.45 33.46 33.47 33.48 33.49 33.50 33.51 33.52 33.53 33.54 33.55 SWYTlogo Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Gameplay Trailer on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 34.36 Electronic Arts (August 09-26). This is Star Wars Battlefront 2. YouTube. Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II. Origin. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 Star Wars Battlefront 2: We played the first three chapters. Polygon. Retrieved on October 19, 2017.
  37. 37.00 37.01 37.02 37.03 37.04 37.05 37.06 37.07 37.08 37.09 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 We've Finally Seen A Campaign Mission From Star Wars: Battlefront II. Kotaku. Retrieved on June 11, 2017.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 The First Gameplay Livestream of STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II Is Coming on June 10. EA. Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  39. TwitterLogo @EAStarWars (EA Star Wars) on Twitter. “The B2 Rocket Droid is an airborne special character raining destruction from above.”
  40. 40.0 40.1 TwitterLogo @EAStarWars (EA Star Wars) on Twitter. “Be Courageous. Rey can handle herself in #StarWarsBattlefrontII: http://x.ea.com/37808”
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 SWYTlogo Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single Player Trailer on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 TwitterLogo @MitchyD (Mitch Dyers) on Twitter. “We put a flaming Gonk Droid in our Fondor demo. I'm so happy people are noticing that it's good cover for Iden :)”
  43. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
  44. 44.00 44.01 44.02 44.03 44.04 44.05 44.06 44.07 44.08 44.09 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. Origin. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  45. SWYTlogo The Last Jedi Cast Talks Teaser & The Freemaker Adventures S2 Preview! on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Kashyyyk - Star Wars™ Battlefront II™ Maps & Planets - Official EA Site. Electronic Arts. ea.com (2017-09-26). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  47. TwitterLogo @eastarwars (Electronic Arts) on Twitter. “Naboo Kamino Kashyyyk Endor Death Star II Hoth Mos Eisley Yavin IV ????? ???????? ?????????? ???? #StarWarsBattlefrontII”
  48. 48.0 48.1 Yavin 4- Star Wars™ Battlefront II™ Maps & Planets - Official EA Site. Electronic Arts. ea.com (2017-09-26). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  49. 49.0 49.1 TwitterLogo @EAStarWars (EA Star Wars) on Twitter. “Special characters wield many weapons. First Order Flametroopers fight fire with... well, you know.”
  50. TwitterLogo @EAStarWars (Electronic Arts) on Twitter. “You're only as good as the troopers at your side. For Inferno Squad, that means you're pretty good. Meet the roster:”
  51. Meet the Hero of Star Wars Battlefront II. Electronic Arts. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  52. TwitterLogo @eastarwars (Electronic Arts) on Twitter. “Hop aboard the Corvus, Inferno Squad's home away from home in #StarWarsBattlefrontII. See the reveal trailer: bit.ly/2pgDCHK”
  53. Rey - Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Heroes.

External linksEdit

The Battlefront series
LucasArts
Star Wars: Battlefront · Star Wars: Battlefront II
Renegade Squadron · Mobile Squadrons · Elite Squadron
Electronic Arts
Star Wars Battlefront · Star Wars Battlefront II
Tie-in fiction
"Inbrief" · Battlefront: Twilight Company · Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Game Guides
Star Wars Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide
Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
Star Wars Battlefront Strategy Guide
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Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
Books
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novel
Partial adaptations
Rose and Finn's Mission · Rey's Journey
Character books
Cobalt Squadron · Chewie and the Porgs
Comics
Storms of Crait · DJ
Behind the scenes
The Art of
Guide and reference books
Bomber Command · Incredible Cross-Sections · The Visual Dictionary
Activity books
Heroes of the Galaxy · Book and Model: Make Your Own TIE Silencer
Ultimate Sticker Collection · Activity Book with Stickers
Play-a-Sound · Sound Book
Video games
Star Wars Battlefront II
Other material and merchandise
Force Friday II · Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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