Droidekas are coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2. PvE content teased!

Jun 21 2019 3 min read

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DICE has shared a 2-minute teaser of the upcoming free update for Star Wars Battlefront 2. The patch is about to drop on June 26. We thought that it’s a great opportunity not only to review the planned additions to the game but also to inspect the current state of the title.

The upcoming free update adds a reasonable amount of new content. Perhaps, the most notable and anticipated addition is the long-awaited Droidekas – the menacing battle droids finally make their way to the game. They’ll get a set of traditional features – heavy blasters, force shields, and the ability to transform into a wheel to rapidly ride across the battlefield to change positions.

The Galactic Republic is about to get reinforced by TX-130 tanks. They are armed with heavy weaponry including rockets, which can be fired either independently or within a series of multiple shots to unleash substantial damage. Moreover, Anakin Skywalker will receive another outfit called General Skywalker to represent the time when he was still belonging to the Light. The Clone army will be expanded by appearances of 212th Recon Division and 41st Scout Battalion. On top of that, capital ships will be available in Capital Supremacy on Naboo.

That’s pretty much it for the upcoming update, but there’s a lot more to come is the next months. The developers are going to add Felucia – a vivid jungle planet, which served as a major battlefield during the period of Clone Wars. In the video, there’s also a hint at “new ways to play” – or rather new game modes, which are likely to turn out being an implementation of PvE mechanics. Over on Reddit, the devs have already confirmed that PvE is indeed coming to the game, but we’ll have to wait till August for the specific information.

However, from what the comments of DICE’s community manager Ben Walke suggest, this is definitely not a horde mode. Interestingly, PvE is used more as a reference rather than a straightforward description of what to expect from the new game modes. Once again, the details will be revealed in northern summer. Until then, the upcoming update will add the aforementioned pieces of content along with some improvements and changes – like visual enhancements to lightsabers, for instance.

Judging by the reception and reaction of the community, these additions along with future teases are welcomed warmly by the gamers. Battlefront 2 has come a long way, and the title was hugely criticized for its monetization system, loot boxes, and microtransactions. Even after the devs decided to get rid of the most annoying pieces of these mechanics (with the help of Disney’s pressure on EA), the community kept feeling deceived and molested. Fast-forward to June 2019, and we witness the cautious comeback of a once heavily hated video game.

Perhaps, the future updates will make the game even more attractive; regular discounts and sales also greatly add to maintaining the gaming community and drawing attention towards reworked and improved Battlefront 2. Judging by DICE’s plans to support the game further, it’s unlikely to see Battlefront 3 in the nearest future – the studio is determined to fix the existing game first.

The only question is, why the game didn’t release in such a refined state in the first place. Perhaps, that’d be a lesson for EA and its greedy market decisions.



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