Star Wars Battlefront Edit
Speeder Bikes are single-driver craft that travel at very high speeds. The Empire used speeder bikes for military purposes on Lothal and Endor, while civilians use speeder bikes for everyday travel. This vehicle is capable of traveling at very high speeds and requires fast reflexes to properly handle. Speeder Bikes are equipped with a single, front-mounted blaster cannon. The Speeder Bike also has a speed boost ability.
The 74-Z has a very murky brown color, that can make it hard to see when it is parked on the heavily forested planet of Endor.
This is currently the only ground vehicle that both factions can use, and is the only ground vehicle limited to one planet.
This vehicle is the primary vehicle in one of the training Missions. Completing the mission without taking any damage will unlock the "No Safety for a Joyride!" achievement/trophy.
Behind the ScenesEdit
When Star Wars Battlefront was first released, there were problems with team killing using the Speeder Bikes. Players would maneuver the vehicle near friendlies and disembark the vehicle, causing the friendlies near the Speeder to die, or even worse, maneuver THROUGH friendlies and cause them to die while still on the vehicle.
Star Wars Battlefront II Edit
The 74-Z returns in Star Wars Battlefront II, and handles similarly to the prievous iteration. It can still be used to run over enemies troops, and running into an enemy Hero/Villain will deal a high amount of damage to them. It is also less likely to explode when crashing into the environment.
- Motion Scan
- Laser Barrage
- Heat Sink
- As of the January 2017 Patch, it is no longer possible to run over enemy heroes using a speeder bike. Players who collide with an enemy hero will simply bounce off, and it is recommended to simply use the blaster cannon to dish out large amounts of damage instead. It IS still possible to instantly kill enemy heroes with the legs of an AT-ST, however.
- Also, before the January 2017 Patch, it was possible to activate the speed boost ability, dismount, and let the speeder bike to go on, instantly killing anybody in it's path, friend or foe. You had to use the speed boost ability, because if you didn't, as soon as you dismount the speeder bike, it will stop moving instantly. As noted before, this 'method' of cheap/team-killing is now, from testing in multiplayer, impossible.
- It is possible to put a Laser Trip Mine on the bike in such a way that it stays on, even while the vehicle is moving. As expected, when an enemy crosses the blue line, it will explode. This is dangerous as if an enemy is far away, but still triggers the mine, then the driver will be killed by the explosion.