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"A brave and resourceful astromech droid, BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many dangerous missions for the Resistance. Despite his modest appearance, he saved his friends multiple times, giving the saying 'never underestimate a droid' its full meaning."
— In-game Description

BB-8 is a Resistance droid hero in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. He was added as part of the BB Update alongside the First Order hero BB-9E.[1]

Overview Edit

"Be Resourceful."
Battlefront II website

BB-8 is primarily an offensive hero. His Rolling Charge is similar to the Ovissian Gunner and Han Solo's charges, where BB-8 rushes forward and knocks back an opponent upon contact, dealing damage. It also deals damage through blocking opponents.

BB-8's Resistance Backing ability can be paired with Rey's Insight ability to reveal enemies to his allies. In addition to that, Resistance Backing causes enemies to take more damage, somewhat like Count Dooku's Expose Weakness ability, as well as scrambles enemy radar.

If he is in a sticky situation, BB-8 can use his Cable Spin ability to deal very high area damage. Cable Spin shines greatly in tight spaces with a group of enemies, especially when Spinner and Whirlwind Star Cards are equipped. As a trooper, you will have a hard time escaping his Cable Spin before you are defeated, but Heroes are able to escape it easier.

BB-8's passive ability Technical Support makes him count as two units, making him a vital unit in Supremacy, Co-Op and Instant Action. His second passive ability, Swift Reaction, increases the cooldown speed of nearby friendlies' abilities. When paired with Finn's Big Deal ability, surrounding allies will be greatly strengthened. BB-8 also has a flashlight that can be activated using the melee key.

Levels Edit

Hero Level Reward Upon Reaching Level XP to Complete Level Total Skill Points
1 None 3,000 0
2 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-8 - Self Repairs Self Repairs becomes available
Boost Card BB-8 - Shielded Roll Shielded Roll becomes available
5,800 1
3 1 Skill Point 10,200 2
4 1 Skill Point 10,540 3
5 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-8 - Headfirst Headfirst becomes available
Boost Card BB-8 - Whirlwind Whirlwind becomes available
10,976 4
6 1 Skill Point 11,400 5
7 1 Skill Point 11,836 6
8 1 Skill Point 12,280 7
9 1 Skill Point 12,736 8
10 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-8 - Spared Batteries Spared Batteries becomes available
16,750 9
11 1 Skill Point 17,203 10
12 1 Skill Point
Can now upgrade Star Cards to Rare
17,660 11
13 1 Skill Point 18,123 12
14 1 Skill Point 18,590 13
15 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-8 - Spinner Spinner becomes available
Boost Card BB-8 - Trusty Droid Trusty Droid becomes available
19,063 14
16 1 Skill Point 19,540 15
17 1 Skill Point 20,023 16
18 1 Skill Point 20,510 17
19 1 Skill Point 21,003 18
20 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-8 - Uncover Uncover becomes available
Boost Card BB-8 - Roll Together Roll Together becomes available
21,500 19
21 1 Skill Point 22,003 20
22 1 Skill Point 22,510 21
23 1 Skill Point 23,023 22
24 1 Skill Point 23,540 23
25 1 Skill Point
Can now upgrade Star Cards to Epic
24,063 24
26-37 1 Skill Point per level 24,417 36
38-40 1,000 Credits 24,417 36
Prestige:
41-1,000 (MAX)
None 25,000 36

Health and Movement Edit

Health Statistics for BB-8
Base Health 650
Health Regen Rate 65 health/sec
Max Health Regen 300
Boost Card BB-8 - Self Repairs Self Repairs
Increases max regen to 325 / 350 / 375 / 400
Regen Delay 4 sec

Weapon Edit

Shock Prod
Weapon Image SWBFII BB8 Shock Prod Icon
In-game Description BB-8 shoots electricity with his SHOCK PROD, sustaining damage to enemies in front of him.
Damage 29/0.3 seconds
Boost Card BB-8 - Spared Batteries Spared Batteries
For every 3 troopers eliminated or 300 damage dealt to an enemy hero, increases the damage by one to a maximum of 31 / 33 / 35 / 36 every 0.3 seconds
Range 5 meters

Abilities Edit

Passive Abilities Edit

Name Health on Elimination
Ability Icon SWBFII Hero Passive Health Icon
In-game Description BB-8 regains health for each defeated enemy.
Effect Grants 20 health per defeated trooper, 100 health per defeated Hero.

Name Technical Support
Ability Icon SWBFII BB8 Ability Passive Icon
In-game Description BB-8 counts as two units when capturing a point and activates objectives faster.
Effect Captures objectives faster

Name Swift Reaction
Ability Icon SWBFII BB8 Ability Passive Icon
In-game Description BB-8 passively increases the cooldown speed of friendly characters around him.
Effect Boosts cooldowns of allies by 5%
Boost Card BB-8 - Roll Together Roll Together
Increases cooldown boost to allies to 10% / 14% / 17% / 20%
Area of Effect 7 meters surrounding BB-8


Combat Abilities Edit

Name Resistance Backing
Ability Icon SWBFII BB8 Ability Resistance Backing Icon
In-game Description BB-8 scrambles enemy radars while revealing hostiles to himself and his allies. If attacked, revealed enemies will take increased damage.
Effect Reveals opponents, scrambles enemy scanners, and revealed enemies take 5% more damage
Boost Card BB-8 - Trusty Droid Trusty Droid
After defeating an enemy revealed by this ability, heal friendly allies within 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 meters by 5 / 7 / 10 / 12 health
Boost Card BB-8 - Uncover Uncover
Increases damage to enemies revealed by this ability to 10% / 12.5% / 15% / 17.5%
Area of Effect 20 meters surrounding BB-8
Ability Duration 12 seconds
Ability Cooldown 18 seconds

Name Cable Spin
Ability Icon SWBFII BB8 Ability Cable Spin Icon
In-game Description BB-8 deploys his cables and lashes out with a spin, inflicting high damage to all close by enemies.
Damage 45/0.3 seconds
Boost Card BB-8 - Whirlwind Whirlwind
Increases damage to 47 / 49 / 51 / 53 every 0.3 seconds
Effect Damages enemies close to BB-8, additionally grants 30% damage reduction to BB-8
Area of Effect 5 meters
Boost Card BB-8 - Whirlwind Whirlwind
Increases radius to 5.50 / 6 / 6.50 / 7 meters
Ability Duration 8 seconds
Ability Cooldown 25 seconds
Boost Card BB-8 - Spinner Spinner
After affecting 4 / 3 / 2 / 2 enemies, the resulting cooldown is reduced to 21 / 19 / 17 / 15 seconds

Name Rolling Charge
Ability Icon SWBFII BB8 Ability Rolling Charge Icon
In-game Description BB-8 charges forward to knock down and damage the first enemy standing in his path. If blocked, the enemy is still staggered and damaged.
Damage 200 (Non-heroes)
150 (Heroes)
Boost Card BB-8 - Headfirst Headfirst
Increases damage to:
220 / 225 / 235 / 240 (Non-heroes)
170 / 175 / 180 / 190 (Heroes)
Effect Knock down enemy upon contact, dealing damage
Boost Card BB-8 - Shielded Roll Shielded Roll
Reduces damage received by 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
Ability Cooldown 10 seconds

Star Cards Edit

Boost Cards Edit

Boost Card BB-8 - Self Repairs Boost Card BB-8 - Shielded Roll Boost Card BB-8 - Headfirst Boost Card BB-8 - Whirlwind Boost Card BB-8 - Spared Batteries
Self Repairs Shielded Roll Headfirst Whirlwind Spared Batteries
Boost Card BB-8 - Spinner Boost Card BB-8 - Trusty Droid Boost Card BB-8 - Uncover Boost Card BB-8 - Roll Together
Spinner Trusty Droid Uncover Roll Together

Victory PosesEdit

Image Name
Sided Sided
Thumbsup Thumbs Up
Wiredparade Wired Parade
Cablesout Cables Out

In-game HintsEdit

"BB-8 is extremely agile on the battlefront. Use this edge to zip between multiple hot zones and help your allies."
— First hint
"BB-8 has several passive abilities. Position yourself on the battlefront to make the most of them."
— Second hint
"Enemies affected by BB-8's RESISTANCE BACKING will get misleading data on their radar."
— Third hint

Emotes Edit

  • Excited
  • Thumbs up
  • Twist
  • Angry beeps

Milestones Edit

Name Excited
Milestone Icon SWBFII Class Hero Icon
Criteria for Completion Earn 88,877 score as BB-8.
Reward Excited Emote and Cables Out Victory Pose

Name Experienced BB-8
Milestone Icon SWBFII Class Hero Icon
Criteria for Completion Earn 122,721 score as BB-8.
Reward 500 Credits

Name Thumbs Up
Milestone Icon SWBFII Class Hero Icon
Criteria for Completion Earn 277,233 score as BB-9E. [sic]
Reward Thumbs Up Emote and Victory Pose

Trivia Edit

  • BB-8 is the first droid hero for the Light Side.
  • Older Heroes were released with a credit cost of 35,000, but BB-8 and BB-9E were both made available for free for everyone.
  • Unlike previous heroes, whose emotes and victory poses were unlockable using Credits or Crystals, BB-8 and BB-9E's emotes and victory poses are currently obtainable exclusively through milestones.
  • His intro music is a portion of the track "Follow Me" in The Force Awakens soundtrack.

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