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Star Wars Battlefront 2

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TV spot leaked early, looks like the game will cover Prequel, Original, and Sequel Trilogy content, with a possible story arc focusing on the Empire after RotJ. There will apparently be more footage to come during the Battlefront panel at SWCO.

 

Update: Video has been pulled, will update once it's published.

 

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Story will be canon. Luke and Kylo will be playable.

 

Classes, abilities that can be earned, and sounds like power ups may be gone.

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No season pass this time either (which makes me worry about what other means they will pursue to monetise the game).

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I assume there will be DLC even without the season pass, I don't see them giving that up, maybe it will be more like and expansion pack instead of map packs.

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Here's the full match from the EA presentation. It looks great and they seemed to listen to a lot of the criticism the first game received.

 

My main concern is with the heroes/villains, the original battlefront at least limited them to maps where they made sense, now we have Rey, Han, Boba Fett fighting in Theed with Battle Droids and Clone Troopers. Maybe they will add Naboo Security, Gungans, Obi-wan, Qui-Gon, Jango Fett in Battlefront 3.

 

 

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Well, I think it's clear they have abandoned the timeline consistency of the first game in favour of a toybox flavour in multiplayer here, so it's one big free for all when it comes to characters and maps. I've conflicting feelings about that I must admit. I am more interested in the campaign for this one to be honest. 

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I'm with you there, campaign is my primary interest as well.

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Lack of timeline consistency in multi is a total non-issue to me. More flavor, variety and enjoyability in a mode that isn't attempting to tell a story is just fine by me. Why limit themselves? Throw the kitchen sink at it and just make it fun as hell.

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Hopefully they add the entire roster of Heroes/Villains to each map, maybe it's the pre-release version of the game, but why limit the heroes/villains you can play as if they're ignoring timelines.

 

Update: Per dev chats It doesn't appear they will ignore Heroes/Villains in timelines, The characters available at E3 are just for the Alpha and will probably change in the final version.

 

 

Free DLC, but there will be micro transactions for those who want access to customization's without putting in time.

 

We're going to be hosting in-game events, quests, and challenges to keep things fresh. There are also going to be Seasons, the first of which releases in December inspired by Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™ . And, strap yourselves in: this content will be free* for everyone who plays Star Wars Battlefront II.

 
Every player who owns Star Wars Battlefront II will have access to the same iconic characters, planetary conflicts, sleek starfighters, and epic space battles throughout the entirety of the post-release support period. 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.
 
These new heroes will come with new Star Cards as well. Star Wars Battlefront II players will also be able to customize their favorite heroes and classes using Star Cards, which come in four rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Epic – all of which can be earned through play. Completing the in-game quests and challenges, taking part in events, and opening Crates can all grant Star Cards, which allow you to further customize your trooper, hero, and starfighter abilities.

 

https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/star-wars-battlefront-ii-2017-post-launch?utm_campaign=swbf2_hd_ww_ic_soco_blog_swbfii-blog-req0608-live0610-cooper-1&utm_source=blog&utm_medium=social&cid=32333&ts=1497183441192

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