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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. The ability also allows him to override objectives faster, and can be used in order to overcome an objective as quick as possible in intense zones. 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

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 per level 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

Boost Cards Edit

Main article: Boost Card
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

GeneralEdit

"All heroes can dodge or evade. Use this to avoid damage and open distance between you and your enemy."
— First hint
"Dodge is most effective at avoiding lightsaber attacks and opening space between you and the attacker."
— Second hint
"Heroes can only block attacks from the front. Try to position around them and hit them from behind to be effective."
— Third hint
"Each time a blocking hero deflects damage or swings their lightsaber, they lose stamina. When out of stamina, heroes are unable to deflect or trigger a closing strike."
— Fourth hint
"Heroes have strengths and weaknesses. Hone your skills by playing Arcade."
— Fifth hint
"Use Star Cards to ensure your hero experience is personally tailored."
— Sixth hint
"Heroes will only regenerate a limited amount of health after taking damage."
— Seventh hint

SpecificEdit

"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

Emote Name
Bb8-excited Excited
Bb8-thumbs-up Thumbs Up
Bb8-angry-beeps Angry Beeps
Bb8-twist Twist

Trivia Edit

  • BB-8 is the only 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.
  • When brainstorming ideas for what hero abilities BB-8 could have, the developers considered the move he did in The Last Jedi where he shot casino coins out of himself.[2]

Updates Edit

BB Update

  • Added.
  • Known issue: Audio is not played when previewing BB-8's emotes in the Collection menu.

February 12th Patch

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where spamming both the main fire and secondary fire keys for BB-8 would drain the stamina quickly without dealing the appropriate amount of damage.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the Spinner Star Card would grant 20 seconds of cooldown reduction, instead of 10, at Epic rarity.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where no audio would play when inspecting BB-8's emotes in the Collection menu.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where BB-8 would eventually play the wrong voice lines when they were disrupted.

The Age of Rebellion Update

  • Bug fix: Fixed various visual issues with the trail left behind by BB-8.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where casting certain effects on BB-8 while using their abilities could cause the death of seemingly random AI players.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where placeholder voice lines would trigger when BB-8 would encounter an enemy hero.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where BB-8's moving animation could break if he was interrupted after using Rolling Charge.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where a BB-8 milestone would reward the wrong emote.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where AI would not spawn as BB-8 and BB-9E as frequently as other heroes.
  • General: Increased the support ability score reward from 2 to 4.

Battle on Scarif Update

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the "Twist" milestone did not track score accurately.
  • Quality of life: Added in-game messaging for enemies when they are taking increased damage from Resistance Backing.
  • Quality of life: Rolling Charge now follows the direction of the camera instead of BB-8's character model.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Star Wars Battlefront II - The BB Update & Age of Rebellion on the way
  2. Twitter icon Tweet by Ben Walke (@BenWalke). "Was considered for one of his abilities." (Image) (Source)
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