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Star Wars Battlefront 2: What We Know

All the key details to the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2: What We Know

Single player campaign

One of the biggest gripes of the most recent Battlefront game was the lack of a single-player campaign. DICE seemingly has been very responsive in this light and has revealed that this Battlefront 2 will have a campaign. From the trailer, it looks to take place shortly after the destruction of the Death Star in Episode VI. It also takes you into the Empire side of the force as you play as Iden Versio from Inferno Squad, an Imperial special forces unit, who seeks revenge for her recently fallen emperor.

Features all eras of the Star Wars Universe

Throughout the trailer you notice that Jedi, Sith and prominent characters throughout the multiple trilogy eras make an appearance. This tells us, as well as the website, that Battlefront 2 will expand all eras of the universe. This will give us opportunities to see Yoda square off with someone such as Kylo Ren, or even Darth Maul against Rey.

Expanded multiplayer experience

Battlefront 2 looks to place 40 players into conflict with one another in land and air battles. This is an expected feature to the game, and especially one from DICE. However, the big guns for this game is the return of Space Battles. This was another highly-requested feature that was missing in the last entry to the series. Unfortunately, this will only provide for 24 versus, and so far, there is no indication that it will feature global to space intertwining battle schemes.

Couch Co-Op returns for consoles

Just when we thought that the couch co-op feature was dead, DICE implements your comfy sofa and a single screen for you and a friend to experience the game together. This feature is currently only announced for the console, which makes sense, and does not utilize the online modes to run. It does seem that you can earn rewards for your characters through the offline co op to bring online.

No Season Pass

As of now, Battlefront 2 is planned without a season pass in mind. This is probably one of the most unsung additions to any multiplayer game and its longevity. Recent games like Overwatch and Titanfall 2 have succeeded on not separating its player base with paywalls. This should be a relief for many hoping to play this game at a longer term without having to pay nearly $100, or more, to get the full experience.

So far, we know that there are two different version of the game, Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe version of the game will provide a three-day head start [assumingly for those who purchase it digitally only]. There will be upgraded versions to all the classes at release with the inclusion of four epic ability upgrades as well as instant weapon unlocks. There will also be exclusive skins and upgrade modifiers for Kylo Ren and Rey, as well as an exclusive upgrade to the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to release November 17th this year [2017] for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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