"Armed with dual blaster pistols and an impressive array of Republic gadgets, the Advanced Recon Commando rushes fearlessly into battle."
— In-game description

The ARC Trooper, also known as the Advanced Recon Commando, is the Infiltrator Reinforcement unit for the Galactic Republic in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. It arrived on March 26, 2019 as part of the Capital Supremacy Update.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

ARC Troopers are attackers that use unconventional tactics in their rushes and flanks. They dual wield DC-17 pistols, which can reconfigure into a slow but accurate mode or a fast but inaccurate one. While their default attacks are more deadly up close, ARC Troopers can charge up their DC-17 blaster pistols with their Power Blast ability, dealing damage to enemy players at a distance, as well as vehicles and villains. (As of The Age of Rebellion Update their Power Blast has been moved to a secondary fire, in-line with the ISB Agent; pressing the fire button now fires both blasters, in comparison to both buttons used.)

ARC troopers can reconfigure their weapon to fire at a faster rate, but with lower accuracy, making them more dangerous at close range.

ARC Troopers can become more knowledgeable of the battlefront by using their middle ability, Helmet Scanner, which lowers their rangefinder and scans for nearby enemies in pulses, revealing their positions to ARC Troopers.

ARC Troopers finally come equipped with a Shock Trap, a device thrown down by ARC troopers that, when detonated, charges an electric current that knocks down enemy players within its vicinity, opening them up for further attacks.[1]

Health and Movement[edit | edit source]

Health Statistics for ARC Trooper
Base Health 350
Health Regen Rate 40 health/sec
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Stalker large.png Stalker
25 / 35 / 45 / 55 health per elimination
Regen Delay 6 sec
Movement Statistics for ARC Trooper
Maximum Jump Height 2 meters
Number of Dodges 2
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Evasion large.png Evasion
Increases number of dodges to:
3
Dodge Length 4.75 meters
Dodge Cooldown 1.1 seconds per dodge
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Evasion large.png Evasion
Cooldown of each dodge becomes:
1.1 / 1.06 / 1.03 / 1 second(s)
All dodges grant 20% damage reduction throughout the animation

Weapon[edit | edit source]

Weapon Image SWBFII Dual DC-17 Icon.svg
In-game Description Dual wield two blaster pistols to double your fire output.
Damage 35-17
Rate of Fire 240 RPM
SWBFII ARC Ability Toggle Icon.svg Toggle Weapon ability
Increases rate of fire to 420 RPM
Damage per Second 136-60 DPS
SWBFII ARC Ability Toggle Icon.svg Toggle Weapon ability
Increases DPS to 245-119
Range Start damage drop-off: 20 meters
End damage drop-off: 40 meters
Venting 1 seconds
Overheat 29 shots (0.035 heat per shot)
Overheat Penalty 1 seconds
Passive Cooldown Delay 5 seconds
Passive Cooldown 0.3 heat per second

Weapon Image
SWBFII ARC Ability Power Blast Icon.svg
In-game Description Dual wield two blaster pistols to double your fire output.
Damage Explosion: 140
Range Blast radius: 1 meter
Inner blast radius: 0.5 meters
Overheat 3 shots (0.34 heat per shot)
Charge Up Time 0.5 seconds
Secondary Fire Cooldown 1 seconds

Melee
Weapon Image SWBFII Melee Icon.svg
Damage 65

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Icon SWBFII ARC Ability Shock Trap Icon.svg
In-game Description Deploy a device that electrocutes enemies on detonation and pushes them away from the blast area.
Damage 50
Effect Deploys device with 10 health that knocks opponents 5 meters away
Area of Effect 8 meters
Ability Duration
Ability Cooldown 19 seconds
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Desperation large.png Desperation
Decreases cooldown by 2.09 / 2.28 / 2.47 / 2.66 seconds per hit taken

Ability Icon SWBFII ARC Ability Helmet Scanner Icon.svg
In-game Description Activate your rangefinder to scan the vicinity for enemies.
Effect Reveals enemies to the ARC Trooper
Area of Effect 50 meters
Ability Duration 10 seconds
Ability Cooldown 30 seconds
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Desperation large.png Desperation
Decreases cooldown by 3.3 / 3.6 / 3.9 / 4.2 seconds per hit taken

Ability Icon SWBFII ARC Ability Toggle Icon.svg
In-game Description Reconfigures the blaster into firing faster, with reduced accuracy.
Effect
  • Increases rate of fire to 420
  • Increases DPS to 245-119
Ability Duration
Ability Cooldown 3 seconds
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Desperation large.png Desperation
Decreases cooldown by 0.33 / 0.36 / 0.39 / 0.42 seconds per hit taken

Star Cards[edit | edit source]

Boost Cards[edit | edit source]

SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Desperation large.png SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Evasion large.png SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Interrogation large.png SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Acquisition large.png SWBFII DICE Boost Card Infiltrator - Stalker large.png
Desperation Evasion Interrogation Acquisition Stalker

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Arc defaultp1.png Arc defaultp2.png Arc lambent seekerp1.png Arc lambent seekerp2.png Arc cobalt herop1.png Arc cobalt herop2.png Arc umbra operativep1.png Arc umbra operativep2.png
Default Appearance (Phase 1)
(Default)
Default Appearance (Phase 2)
(Default)
Lambent Seeker (Phase 1)
(Rare)
Lambent Seeker (Phase 2)
(Rare)
Cobalt Hero
(Phase 1)
(Rare)
Cobalt Hero
(Phase 2)
(Rare)
Umbra Operative (Phase 1)
(Rare)
Umbra Operative (Phase 2)
(Rare)

In-game Hints[edit | edit source]

"The ARC Trooper dual wields two Blaster Pistols for maximum firepower, while maintaining full mobility."
— First hint

Updates[edit | edit source]

Capital Supremacy Update

  • Added.

Capital Supremacy Hotfix

  • Nerf: Lowered ARC Trooper's Power Blast damage (150->140) to prevent One-Hit Kills against Assault, Officer & Specialist.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue that would prevent the ARC Trooper from gaining progress when playing on Phase 1 maps.
  • General: Revised the ping color of the ARC Trooper's Helmet Scanner ability for consistency.

Giants Above Kachirho Update

  • Unlisted: Nerf: Heat per shot was secretly raised from 0.015 to 0.035, thereby decreasing the amount of shots before overheat from 67 to 29.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where you could get progress on Lando Calrissian's Stun and Attack Milestone when using the ARC Trooper's Shock Trap
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the ARC Trooper had no Battle Points price associated when playing on Strike.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the ARC Trooper's Power Blast ability would get deactivated if the player started dashing right after deploying with the ARC Trooper.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the ARC Trooper could cool down his weapon while charging Power Blast.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where a player playing as the ARC Trooper would get a Shock Trap target activated, even when the Shock Trap was deployed by another ARC Trooper.
  • Bug fix: Animation polish for the ARC Trooper and Commando Droid to fix various clipping issues.

Siege of Kamino Update

  • Mechanics change: Fixed an issue where players were unable to see the "Shock Trap" deployed by an enemy ARC Trooper. The projectile has been updated to have infinite active time, be destroyable by blaster fire, and have a blinking light source for increased visibility by allies and enemies.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the ARC Trooper's left pistol had a faster fire rate than the right one.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue that would cause the ARC Trooper animation model to break when rotating the camera quickly from above.

Where are those Droidekas Update

  • Bug fix: Reverted changes to the fire rate of the left hand, to fix inconsistencies between the two fire rates.
  • General: Backpack added along with the Phase II helmet being slightly changed, most notably the chin piece.

The Celebration Update

  • New content: Added Cobalt Hero, Umbra Operative and Lambant Seeker appearances.
  • General: Added new main menu animation.

The Rise of Skywalker Update

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the ARC Trooper's left pistol was floating after the ARC Trooper was hit by an explosion.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue with missing audio during the animation of the ARC Trooper in the Spawn Screen.

The Age of Rebellion Update

  • Mechanics change: Reworked the ARC Trooper's dual wielding to fire both pistols with primary fire, and instead use secondary fire button to trigger Power Blast.
  • Mechanics change: Replaced the Power Blast with Toggle Weapon, that allows toggling the pistols between slower rate of fire with high accuracy, to fast firing with bigger spread.
  • Buff: Tweaked damage output on primary pistols (Close Damage 30->34 | Far Damage 17->15).
    • Note: While the patch notes state that previous damage was 30, it was actually at 29.

Battle on Scarif Update

  • Buff: Raised rate of fire in toggled fire mode (360->420).
  • Buff: Increased damage (34->35 | 15->17).
  • Buff: Decreased the recoil setting that would make the aim kick left and right with each shot.


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