Star Wars Battlefront 2 is offering fans a chance to return to one of the best levels from its previous entry, and is also adding two new droids.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is bringing back a fan-favorite level, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Scarif, in a new game update. Scarif was the planet where the climactic end battle of Rogue One took place, where the plans for the Death Star were successfully taken by the rebels amid a violent ground and air battle which immediately led to the events of the very first Star Wars movie. Scarif was featured in EA’s previous entry in the Battlefront series, but was not included in Star Wars Battlefront 2.
EA’s Star Wars Battlefront games have had more than their fair share of controversy, with developer DICE once stating that the massive backlash over Battlefront 2‘s loot box system was the company’s lowest moment. Ever since, both DICE and EA have been trying to get back in the good graces of Star Wars fans, not only by overhauling the game’s progression system but by also continuing to release free content in the form of characters, levels, and gameplay fixes.
Now, thanks to an official statement from DICE on Reddit, players know the fan-favorite level from 2015’s Battlefront, Scarif, will be returning to the game, along with two new two droids. BB-9E will be the new character for the First Order, specializing in tactical support like deploying a Smoke Screen the ability to overheat enemy blasters, and BB-8 is the new character for the Resistance, specializing in fast movement and cattle-prodding.
The update also includes a host of new gameplay fixes and adjustments, including changing the title of Capital Supremacy mode to just Supremacy in order to allow it “to encompass all eras” since the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 original trilogy variants will all be fought exclusively on the ground. Although both BB-8 and BB-9E are coming to players on Monday, February 3rd, fans will have to wait until later in the month for returning levels like Scarif to appear. Other changes coming on Monday include new hit markers which indicate whether a player is dealing regular damage or splash damage, an indicator which makes it easier to judge how far the Flame Trooper’s range is, and new Capital Ship interior maps, among others.
It’s nice to see so many updates continuing to come to Star Wars Battlefront 2, even if the game did get off to an incredibly rocky start. Although the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will likely mean EA will focus on more single-player Star Wars experiences in the future, thankfully it doesn’t look as if support for their multiplayer entries are going away any time soon.