DICE released more details today about what’s going to be included in Season 2 of Star Wars Battlefront II (SWBFII). The season is set to be themed by the upcoming Star Wars: Solo movie. The movie comes out later this month and it certainly makes sense to have game content aligning with it.
More specifically, in a detailed post, Electronic Arts (EA) community manager Ben Walke, highlighted what game fans can expect to see on May 16 – the official release date of season 2.
SWBFII Season 2 releases on May 16…and its content is awesome!
Alongside the Han Solo Season will be the release of a brand new game mode. Hero Showdown is similar to the much-loved Heroes vs Villains Game Mode, but with a brand-new rule set.
In this 2v2 game mode, players will begin the match by picking their Heroes. Should you be defeated you must put all your hope into your teammate and wait until the round is over.
If your team is successful and wins the round, you are unable to use the Heroes that you previously used. However, if your team loses the round you’re free to pick any available Hero, including the ones you’ve just used.
It’s a best out of five situations, so the first to win three rounds will claim victory. Think carefully about your pick. Strategy is everything in this mode.
Starfighter Custom Arcade
Starfighter Custom Arcade is where you’ll be able to become acquainted with all the Starfighters in the game. Take on AI and learn skills that will serve you well when you venture into Starfighter Assault and take on some of the best pilots in the galaxy.
We know that this is something a lot of our community have been requesting so we’re incredibly excited to confirm that it’ll be available as soon as Season Two starts on May 16.
Located in the Dune Sea on Tatooine, these sandblasted metal and stone structure strikes fear into anyone that finds themselves on the wrong side of Jabba the Hutt.
Jabba’s Palace will be arriving in Star Wars Battlefront II. It will be available in both Heroes vs Villains, Blast, and Arcade.
Fans of Lando will be pleased to hear he’s going to be receiving an Epic, based on his Appearance within Jabba’s Palace.
It’s also time that we welcome the very first Legendary Appearance into Star Wars Battlefront II. It’s one we’ve seen mentioned quite a bit. The Legendary Appearance will go to Leia and will come in the form of her iconic Boushh outfit from Star Wars™: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi™.
As this is a Legendary Appearance, it’s not just her look that’s changed, while dressed in her Boushh appearance Leia will use a speech scrambler to speak Ubese.
We’ve got more Appearances planned, so spend your time wisely and make sure you’re doing your Daily Challenges to save up your credits. June is going to be quite…Legendary.
With the launch of The Han Solo Season, we’re making some quality of life changes to the front menu of the game. What this means, is that when you load up Star Wars Battlefront II, you’ll be able to get into your favorite game modes a lot quicker.
The first big change you’ll notice is when you enter the Multiplayer menu. It is now broken up into three main categories; Assault, Heroes and Villains, and Operations. Hero and Villains are where you’ll find the core Heroes vs Villains game modes. Assault Modes, as you’ve probably guessed, is where you’ll find the likes of Starfighter and Galactic Assault, alongside Strike. Operations are where you’ll find Ewok Hunt, Blast. It will also be the place to go for our limited-time game modes in the future.
In the previous Community Transmission, we talked about how we were going to be replacing the holographic effect you see within the menus with something else. The first part of its release will go live on May 16. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on it.
We do have plans to take the initial release further. This should arrive in June with the second part of The Han Solo Season.
Spend Skill Points Pre-Round
Since the new Progression System launched, one of the key bits of feedback we’ve seen has talked about the ability to spend your Skill Points in between rounds. We’re pleased to confirm that this functionality will be launching once Season Two is released.
Alongside the release of the new Progression System came the arrival of a minor change that placed pop-ups within the game upon completion of a Milestone. This was met with a significant amount of positivity. If there was one thing we heard, it was that for some of you reading this, you had already completed a lot of your milestones.
We are adding Score Milestones for each Trooper, Hero, and Specials. Troopers will receive three tiers, while Heroes and Specials will have two new tiers.
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